Friday, February 1, 2013

Team Fauquier Seeks Cyclists for Tour de Cure

Team Fauquier 2012

On February 5, Fauquier Hospital will host kick off events for the Tour de Cure Bike Tour, a 100-mile bike ride that will take place on June 2, in Reston. Team Fauquier, sponsored by Fauquier Hospital, is looking for new team members.

The community is invited to come meet current team members and find out more about the Tour de Cure. The Sycamore Room at Fauquier Hospital will host two meet and greet sessions, from 12 noon to 12:30 p.m. and from 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. The Fauquier Health Wellness Center will host the third, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. the same day. Door prizes and healthy snacks will be available.
The Tour de Cure is a series of fundraising cycling events held in 44 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association. The tour is a fully supported ride, providing food, drinks and first aid at all of the rest stops. It includes routes designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. Those who ride with Team Fauquier will have access to free expert training and cycling sessions at the Fauquier Health Wellness Center.

Al Maxey is an information systems analyst with Fauquier Health, as well as a personal trainer and cycling enthusiast. He formed Team Fauquier last year and helped to train the 20 participants for the 2012 ride. Anyone who is not able to make one of the kick off sessions is welcome to call Maxey at 540-316-5520 for more information.

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