CANARY CHALLENGE 2013 — DONATIONS BENEFIT CANCER EARLY DETECTION
The Canary Challenge raises funds for Stanford Cancer Institute and Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection. Get ready for the best cycling day of the year! Register now for the 2013 Canary Challenge on September 28, 2013. The registration fee is only $50 (it will return to $100 registration later this spring).
You’re Invited to participate in a new TRAINING RIDE Saturday, May 18 beginning at 9 a.m. in Palo Alto free to Canary Challenge registrants ($25 to non-registered cyclists). Join Pro cyclist Vanderkitten team members for a morning of training and a quick ride in the beautiful Palo Alto foothills. Sign up by emailing us now!
For a special $25 discount code good for registration, text “Canary” to 99000!
Novice to hard-core and professional cyclists will find a ride that suits skills and abilities: from the 100-mile ride over to the lovely coast of Northern California that spans over 6,400 feet of elevation — to the nearly flat 50K ride. The spectacular fundraising event, based at VMware in Palo Alto, has it all! Cyclists enjoy excellent gourmet food, entertainment, gifts and enjoyment. Families will enjoy the 5K cruiser new this year. The Canary Challenge is built by Canary Foundation, dedicated to cancer early detection.
Donations from this cycling event — over 1,000 cyclists are expected to participate in 2013 — directly benefit Stanford Cancer Institute, and the Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection. Sponsors pay for operational costs so your donations go where they are most needed: cancer solutions.
The Canary Challenge is a fully supported bike ride, offering 5-kilometer, 50-kilometer, 75-kilometer, 100-kilometer and 100-mile routes — all with tasty food and water stops, mechanical and medical assistance, and plenty of SWAG. The rides cater to all levels of cycling strength — from children, to fixed gear bikes and tandems, to time trial champions, and Pros — the Canary Challenge is a ride for the family! The rides cruise through the foothills of the San Francisco Bay Area, with the 100K and 100-mile routes taking cyclists up and over Skyline Boulevard, through Pescadero and San Gregorio, onto Highway 1, and up the coast.
For the full route map, click here.
CYCLISTS ENJOY 15% DISCOUNT AT MIKE’S BIKES
Mike’s Bikes is committed to helping the Canary Challenge become one of the greatest regional events of the year. As sponsors of Canary Challenge, Mike’s Bikes offers 15 percent off of all parts and accessories at all locations! Just bring a copy of your fundraising page or email confirmation of your registration to any Mike’s Bikes store near you.
ENJOY THE 5K FAMILY-ORIENTED ROUTE
For 2013, some riders may enjoy the new 5K route, suitable for walking, jogging or riding your cruiser bike with the kids. It will pass right by the new home of the Canary Center at Stanford and tours of the new facility will be available. If you want to participate in a great day and raise money for a great cause but don’t want to knock yourself out on one of the longer routes, this 5K family oriented ride might be just the ticket for you.
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL REASON TO RIDE THE CANARY CHALLENGE?
This year, Canary Challenge invites you to share why you ride: Go here to participate!
CELEBRATION EVENTS TO BE BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER
In 2013 Canary Challenge will be offering exceptional opportunities to celebrate success. Whether you are celebrating a personal or team success, a riding accomplishment or a fundraising goal met, you will love the celebration events planned for you! Click links for more!
CELEBRATE AT THE VMWARE VILLAGE
The Village will have extended hours so that we can fully support and celebrate the riders. There will be music, food and full services at the Village until 5 PM. We’re planning for more riders in 2013 so the Village will also be bigger, more efficient and have more facilities. Plenty of delicious food, treats and kid play for the little ones.
CELEBRATE AT THE SATURDAY EVENING AFTER PARTY
Individual and team fundraisers who meet the targets specified will be invited to a special Saturday evening celebration. Enjoy the food and music and an opportunity to recognize the fundraising individuals and teams who went the extra miles to really make a difference. Awards and recognition will be given to the top teams and individuals in various categories.
CELEBRATE AT THE FRIDAY CANARY VIP CLUB
For those fundraisers who really stretch and meet the targets, the Canary Challenge offers an exclusive opportunity to meet, greet, ride with and eat with some of the professional and celebrity riders at the Friday Canary VIP Club. More participants than ever will earn and enjoy this chance to celebrate their success, so Canary Challenge will accommodate the riders with more or less challenging rides.
CELEBRATE STANFORD WITH NEW STUDENT PRICING
Canary Foundation is excited to include more of the Stanford community for this event. Students don’t always have the resources but they sure do have the drive and the desire to do something good for their community. Now Stanford students (undergrads, grad students and even post docs) can register for $50 (reduced from $100 normal registration fee) and a commitment to raise at least $100 (reduced from normal $400 fundraising commitment) for the cause. Canary Challenge is looking forward to the energy and excitement this new category of riders will bring. Text Canary to 99000 now to take advantage of this opportunity!
BUILD YOUR TEAM
If you’ve thought about building a team, this is one great way to support Canary Challenge and ensure you have great people to ride with for the event! Go to registration to sign up your team. If you don’t have a team but would like to join a wonderful team and honor the memory of Canary Challenge supporter Lawrence Viariseo, his family is building a team and is inviting others to join. More Here
Text Canary to 99000 now to stay tuned to all of the event updates and activities and receive promotional offers!