Here's a special announcement from Dave Mable who publishes Iowa Momentum magazine, a publication about endurance sports in Iowa. A friend of cycling and well known XC mountain bike racer and race promoter, Bruce Brown, suffered damage to his home in a recent tornado, and a guest staying with him at the time was seriously injured. This event has been announced to benefit Bruce and the girl who was hurt. I'll let Dave's press release fill you in with the details:
Des Moines, IA: August 4th, 2010: Hey folks - you may or may not have heard, but the Mullet Classic has been postponed to October (TBD) due to the tornado that ripped through Indianola - Bruce Brown, event organizer, had his house ripped open and a guest was badly injured in the twister.
I'd like to host a low-key-big-turnout gravel ride/race/randonee' that day. It'll be free, but we'll be taking donations for Bruce and the girl that was hurt. She's still in the hospital and only recently has been able to move her feet or fingers at all - she's got a long road ahead - and this is our chance to help - All money raised will be given to her and Bruce.
Here's the scoop as it stands now:
87K Gravel Road Race
Sunday August 15, 7:00A.M.
(so those of us that have to get home and mow will have the afternoon to
make our families happy... and it gets hot in August)
Start at the corner of 60th and George Mills Parkway -(West Des Moines)
Self Supported, wear a helmet
Obey traffic rules, all roads are open to traffic and intersections are not
Route will be available online and printed maps will be available at the
race - no course markings.
We'll put some fun prizing together and meet somewhere afterward for brews
and chews -
More details as they develop on www.momentumiowa.blogspot.com
Peace - Dave
Dave Mable, Editor
To get your name on the start list, e-mail Dave Mable here.
Let's Get Out And Support This!