BEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM is stoked to announce the first BEAR TAM FONDO taking place November 2nd in Mill Valley, CA.
Development cycling teams come and go every season. We’ve all read the story before, cycling team loses corporate sponsor and folds. BEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM is establishing a sustainable financial model to provide junior riders with opportunities to develop into better bike racers and people. Castelli, Trek and Giro generously supply the best training and racing equipment in the world to BEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM riders. Additionally, the program raises additional monies every year to fund our travel, registration and other race expenses surrounding events all over North America and even Europe. In the past, these funds have been raised on a grass roots level as team directors, parents and friends have passed the hat around. Plenty of you have asked how you can help this program. The BEAR TAM FONDO represents a great opportunity for you to rally around these kids.
On November 2nd at 9AM we’ll meet at Proof Lab Station in Mill Valley, CA. BEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM riders will be present, alongside pro cyclists and friends of the team: BEN JACQUES-MAYNES and TED KING. The route is a metric century with 4,000 feet of climbing and is designed with avid cyclists in mind. Many of our team riders have grown up riding on Mount Tam. Every night after school they are out on the mountain enjoying these roads and trails. They want to share these roads with you. They want to meet you, ride with you and support you on November 2nd.
The donation is $100 and participation will be limited to 250 people. You can sign up to attend here on our web store http://beardevteam.com/shop-2/ . BEAR TAM FONDO will feature CHP escorts, 2 fully stocked aid stations, follow cars, photo opportunities with professional photographers and a catered mexican food lunch.
We really appreciate your support, in all the various forms that you’ve offered up. We hope to see you on November 2nd as well.