by Matt Florio
Yesterday Team LIVESTRONG staff, participants and soon-to-be participants gathered at the national Bicycling Hall of Fame in Davis, CA to watch Stage 3 (should have been 4) of the Tour of California. It was a great event and it was great to see a lot of folks come out and express their excitement for the upcoming Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Davis.
The guys from the Hall of Fame were great and could not have been any more accommodating. Thanks to Joe, Fred, Anthony and Brodie for being there to help out all day! The museum was open to explore and it was very cool to see some of the exhibits on display from the legends of the ?cycling world?. Some of my favorites included an early design of one of the first bicycles created, a mountain bike with a bamboo frame and bikes rode in the Tour de France.
Throughout the course of the afternoon people filtered in and out to grab some food, watch some of the live coverage and head back to work. A crowd of about 40 people were there in the final kilometers of the stage to watch Team RadioShack?s Chris Horner breakaway from the pack to win the stage in a commanding fashion?and take overall lead of the tour!
It was a fun filled day hanging out with our Davis friends, hearing their stories and listening to their passion for LIVESTRONG, and I cannot wait to July 10th to be back and for the Challenge. Davis is a great city that is very enthusiastic about cycling (as evident by the ridiculous amount of bike shops in the small city).
Some of the attendees were excited to learn about our Community Impact Project voting that is taking place now. When they heard that they can actually bring LIVESTRONG programs to organizations in their communities people became very excited, some even voted on the spot!
It is always rewarding to know that the work we are doing at LIVESTRONG helps people and makes them happy to be involved with our organization. At the end of the day, that is why LIVESTRONG exists and I am glad to be a part of it!