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Ride your bike to fight breast cancer in Houston's Tour de Pink

Tour de Pink 2010 benefiting the Pink Ribbons Project is scheduled for Sunday, September 19 at Prairie View A&M University. This is the sixth anniversary for the first bike ride in Texas to solely benefit breast cancer awareness and education. Cyclists registering for the event can choose from the following routes: 12, 23, 47, 63, 80 and 100-miles. A post-ride event will feature artists from the Houston and Prairie View areas and includes a festival complete with a catered meal for all cyclists.

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Register:

Registration is available online for individuals or teams. Early registration is $25 and open from now until September 12, 2010. Late registration at packet pick-up on September 17th and 18th is $30, while event day registration is $50. Each cyclist is required to raise a minimum of $100 in pledges.

Volunteer:

Volunteers are also needed for pre-ride activities and for the day of the event. Approximately 200 volunteers are expected for the following duties:

-packet pick-up
-corner marshals
-mailings
-registration
-parking attendants
-SAG drivers

If interested in volunteering email Kate Bizzell at kate@pinkribbons.org or call 713.524.7465. Volunteers can also collect pledges with no rider registration fee.

Jersey Design Art Contest:

This year’s event will include the first annual Tour de Pink Jersey Design Art Contest. There is no fee to enter and pre-registered participants of the ride will select the winner. The winning selection will be placed on a featured cycling jersey and other Tour de Pink merchandise that will be sold at the Pink Ribbons Project’s “Pink Boutique” at the Tour and online year round. For more information on how to enter this contest, click here. All designs are due by July 26, 2010.

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