Thursday, June 30, 2011

We are Du Team heads to 24 hour race!

Chico Racing will waive fees for the 24 hour Hot August Nights event for "We du Team"

Remember the "new-to-Canada" youths that joined the mountain biking team coached by Cat Weaver at their school, Franco Ouest, who participate in the High school race last month. All of them completed the course well under the expected times for beginner racers, and since then they have been riding once a week with Trips for Kids Ottawa.

Cat Weaver TFKO program director, who has taken 5 youth teams to 24 hour races over the past 3 years, wondered if Chico Racing would waive the race fees for these boys.

Immediately, Adam Ruppel president at Chico Racing replied “Yes, we will waive their race fee, what better way to encourage these boys in the sport".

The race fee for a team of 5 is over $ 600.00, what a generous gift! Thank you Chico Racing!!!

The five young people who will participate in the event came to Ottawa from Haiti, Mozambique, and Burundi in August 2010.

Funds still need to be raised for a rental vehicle, gas and food for these boys, but Cat Weaver is committed to getting them trained and ready to race at Albion Hills August 24/25th 2011!

Cat Weaver has taken many youths to 24 hour events and it has always proven to be a great experience for the teens.