Tallahassee bike ride returns in 2019 in support of the Hang Tough Foundation
(TALLAHASSEE, Fla. )—The Champions Ride will once again bring competition with a cause to Florida’s capital city. The weekend-long event is set for Feb. 16 and 17, 2019, and registration is now open. The ride, presented in part by Science of Speed endurance coaching, gives each participant the chance to become a Champion for the Hang Tough Foundation, the event’s official charity partner. Both casual riders and elite athletes are invited to register at http://bit.ly/Champion2019. For more information on the weekend’s events, visit www.ChampionsRide.org.
The event supports the Hang Tough Foundation, which has seen tremendous growth in just four years of serving local families who are affected by a childhood diagnosis of chronic or life-altering illnesses and special needs. In 2015, the organization served 42 families. In 2018, Hang Tough is now positively impacting the lives of 500 families in the Big Bend region of Florida. The nonprofit presents 14 unique programs that focus on supporting the emotional wellness of the entire family unit including Parents’ Night Out, Santa Day and Teen Hangouts.
“While the endurance of our athletes is impressive, the enduring spirit of Hang Tough Hero families is what we’re truly hoping to spotlight throughout the event,” said Brady Irwin, Science of Speed owner and coach. “Throughout my years of coaching and racing, I have witnessed how sport can bring communities together — and adding a charitable element only increases that connection. We’re glad to be inviting athletes back to Tallahassee for another year of riding and fundraising.”
For more information on Science of Speed, visit www.ScienceOfSpeed.org. For more information on the Hang Tough Foundation, visit www.HangToughFoundation.org. Follow the Champions Ride on Facebook and Instagram, and visit www.ChampionsRide.org for more information.
ABOUT THE CHAMPIONS RIDE
The Champions Ride is a cycling event in Tallahassee, Florida. Presented in part by Science of Speed, the event features both criterium events and rides between 12 and 62 miles in length. The Champion Ride benefits the Hang Tough Foundation, with all net proceeds donated to the local organization. The third annual event will take place on Feb. 16 and 17, 2019. For more information, visit www.ChampionsRide.org.
ABOUT SCIENCE OF SPEED
Science of Speed is a performance testing and endurance coaching company in Tallahassee, Florida, and serving athletes across the United States. We are dedicated to helping our clients, from recreational to elite athletes, reach their maximum potential. We are capable of achieving the most accurate results from the highest quality testing equipment, as well as custom training programs based on a sound and proven training philosophy. For more information on Science of Speed, visit www.scienceofspeed.org .
ABOUT HANG TOUGH FOUNDATION
Hang Tough Foundation was formed in 2015 with the goal to care for the entire family of children affected by chronic or life-altering illnesses and special needs. Hang Tough works to provide support, hope and encouragement to families during their journey with childhood illness customized to their challenges and needs. Located in Tallahassee, Fla., the Hang Tough Foundation serves families in the Big Bend region of Florida. Visit www.HangToughFoundation.org.