5TH ANNUAL RALLY WILL BE HELD SEPT 22TH, 2012
5th ANNUAL RALLY FOR ALI
IN SEARCH OF A CURE FOR DIABETES
ALL DONATIONS WILL GO TO HARVARD STEM CELL INSTITUTE
PICNIC FOR A CAUSE
KRAUSE’S GROVE, 2 Beach Road, Halfmoon, NY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2013
1:00 PM TO 6:00 PM ~ RAIN OR SHINE
$30.00 per adult ticket at gate - $20.00 for children under 12
includes donation to Harvard Stem Cell Institute.
5 hour picnic with soda, beer, games, raffles, 50/50, live music
JAMBONE - THE BEAR BONES PROJECT - BLUE HAND LUKE
SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE BY AWARD-WINNING IRISH STEP DANCER
GRACE CATHERINE MOMROW (Ali’s cousin)
Abundant food and dessert being served 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Those who wish to join a pre-picnic motorcycle cavalcade around the beautiful Tomhannock Reservoir in Ali’s honor will meet at the Troy Plaza on Hoosick Street at 10:00 A.M. for sign up and the cavalcade will kick off at 11:00 A.M. sharp.
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/Rally4Ali
For Further Information
For the Run, Wally Urzan
For the Picnic & Cause
Monday, April 19, 2010
TEAM TYPE 1 RACE WITH THE PROS THIS WEEKEND
By: Matt Hunter
This summer, all eyes will be on Paris as the world's top cyclists gather for the Tour de France. This weekend, many of those same riders hit the road in the North Country. Our North Country Reporter Matt Hunter has more.
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- It's 124 miles that blends sprints with gut wrenching climbs.
In all, 162 of the world's top cyclists, including disqualified Tour de France Champion Floyd Landis and 2008 U.S. Olympian Bobby Lea, grind it out with some of the best amateurs at the 2010 Tour of the Battenkill.
"Look at the start list, there's guy from all over the globe," said Cory Burns, an amateur cyclist from Watertown, NY. "There are guys from Australia are here, guys from Great Britain are here."
"That's why the crowds come," race director Dieter Drake said. "That's why they come and spend some money and that's an exciting thing to be able to do that in a town like Cambridge, New York."
In its seventh year, this is the first time the event has appeared on the pro international calendar.
Among the riders, four members of Team Type 1; all of whom battle diabetes in addition to the tough terrain.
"It means a lot [to compete]," team member Martijn Verschoor. "A lot of people are proud and we are also, because it's very difficult to manage it."
Sunday's event caps off back to back weekends of racing. Throughout the week, riders of every level share the course together, touring a diverse Washington County countryside.
"To a lot of the guys, like myself, this is our Paris-Roubaix and Tour of Flanders all in one day," Burns said. "Because most of us are never going to see those roads in Europe and race with those guys, this is our weekend to see what we have."
For at least one team, it's not so much about proving something to themselves, but to the rest of the world.
"We have to control it [diabetes] and we want to show the world the world you can cycle with diabetes at a high level," Verschoor said. "We want to inspire people and help people. That's a good job."