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Old 09-05-06, 01:49 PM
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Ride with The Cannibal

Got this one in an email. It's for real, and raises money for charity.

http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?EventID=3824

Eddy Merckx ride for The Oak Hill School
Presented by
ZteaM Cycling

Marin City, CA

Friday, September 29, 2006

event website | confirmed rider list | contact event

Online Registration Closes
Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 5:00 PM ET

CATEGORY DISTANCE START TIME FEE PRIZES
Eddy Merckx/Zteam ride 50 miles 12:00 PM $100
The infamous Eddy Merckx is joining ZteaM cycling for a 50 mile ride to benefit the Oak Hill school located in Marin California. Riders should arrive at the Oak Hill School no later than 11:30 AM at 441 Drake Blvd, Marin City, CA 94965. The police escorted ride will travel through Marin, out to Nicasio Valley and back down the senic coast highway 1 and finish at the school. Come chat/ride with Eddy and have complimentary sodas and snacks after the ride. Diretions: Get off 101 at the Marin City/Sausalito exit where Mike's Bike is. Go west one block and make a left on Drake.

Eddy Merckx is considered an icon of his sport, equal to the likes of Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordon or Pele. Nicknamed “the Cannibal” for his unrelenting competitiveness, he is five-time champion of the two most important races in professional cycling, the Tour de France and the Giro d'italia.

The Oak Hill School is a specialized school in Marin City for children with autism and other neurologically based development issues. Children on the autism spectrum typically have difficulty communicating, which severely limits their ability to communicate, form relationships, access the world and live independently around them. As many as 1 in 166 children born today are autistic, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

In six years, Oak Hill has grown from four to twenty students, half of whom are placed by public school districts. Oak Hill ambition is to change the face of autism education. In its few years has already been an inspiration, resource and catalyst to other schools servicing children on the autistic spectrum.
www.theoakhillschool.org
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Here's a question: will Merckx take it easy on you because it's a charity ride?
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Originally Posted by Phantoj
Here's a question: will Merckx take it easy on you because it's a charity ride?

Just because its for charity dosent mean he's gona LOSE!!!
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Originally Posted by Dead Roman
Just because its for charity dosent mean he's gona LOSE!!!
He will have left, gone home and showered by the time I finished.
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Originally Posted by CommuterRun
He will have left, gone home and showered by the time I finished.
or by the time i finished clipping in....
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Originally Posted by CommuterRun
He will have left, gone home and showered by the time I finished.
He'll have finished by the time I finish filling in the entry form. So let's see - pay $100 to ride with Eddy and lose a day's pay to boot, or go to the office and be a responsible adult. Not a tough call. Hope I can manage a pic w/The Cannibal. That would be soooooo cool, even to this 49-yr-old Middle-Aged-and-in-the-Way guy.
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