Ride for Mike 2010 planning continues

Tomorrow I plan to write a more indepth review of the Garmin Edge 500. However, I do want to give an update on my plans for the 2010 Ride for Mike. You’ll be hearing more about the ride after the first of the year.

I have two plans to help make giving to the event fun for the contributors. One option is that donors giving a certain amount will receive a custom kit featuring a 24-hour restaurant dear to the hearts of cyclists. I’m working now to get approval from the company to design and produce it. Thanks to Hincapie Sportswear for agreeing to do the kits and Chris Hartzler for helping me design the graphics.

By the way, while I am hoping to have this one primary sponsor, there will be openings on the kit for secondary sponsors. If you have a company you would like have on the jersey and shorts, let me know and I can get you information on how to be included. There are limited spots available.

A second option I am considering is branding a LowCadence blend of coffee. This would be a special blend and packaging for this event. People who give another yet to be determined amount would receive a bag of the coffee.  The coffee would also be available for “sale” in local bicycle shops.

Chris and I will be getting together here over Christmas vacation to work out our plans. There will be a new website – perhaps even some t-shirts. We’ll definitely be taking some risks this time around, but that will make it fun!

Those of you following the progress of the event and praying for its success, please pray that I will get approval from the company to produce the custom kits. Once I can get that approval, we will be going in high gear – with a low cadence, of course.