The LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin is the Foundation’s biggest annual event, marking both the finale of our Team LIVESTRONG Challenge series and—in conjunction with our Ride for the Roses Weekend—a celebration of our most dedicated fundraisers.
More than 2,000 registered riders have already raised over half a million dollars for our mission, preparing to take on 20, 45, 65 or 100 mile rides this Sunday, October 20, 2013.
So if you haven’t made plans to join us this weekend for the LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin, here are five great reasons why you should:
1) An Awesome Ride
This multi-distance bike ride begins and ends in scenic downtown Austin, with Lady Bird Lake as a backdrop. There are a range of distance options to fit your experience level, from 20-100 miles.
If you haven’t yet registered, there’s still time! The registration fee is just $70 if you sign up online before 1 p.m. CT on Friday, October 18, 2013. You can register online or on-site on October 18 through event day for $75.
2) Family-Friendly Fun
The LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin provides a fun time for the whole family to enjoy! You can watch the ride for free and browse the LIVESTRONG Village for food, merchandise and more from local vendors.
3) Exclusive Access to Nike LIVESTRONG Merchandise
The final line of Nike LIVESTRONG apparel drops on October 18 – stop by our merchandise booth in the LIVESTRONG Village during the event to gain exclusive access to the new release, on sale all weekend.
4) Post-Event Party
Stick around after the ride to enjoy food, beer, vendors and live music at our post-race party at the Palmer Events Center (Admission is free and families welcome!).
5) Support the Fight against Cancer
Join the fight against cancer and support the people who are making the Foundation’s mission a reality. Whether you’re in the ride, making a donation or cheering on participants at the finish line, your support matters to the 28 million individuals fighting cancer now.
What better way to have fun, enjoy the outdoors and downtown Austin, all while making a difference in your community? Join us for what will be an awesome cycling experience for all!