TRINITY, N.C. (July 30, 2015) – The Bobby Labonte Foundation and its founder, NASCAR Champion Bobby Labonte, announced today that Archdale Drug will continue its title sponsorship of one of the most popular cycling events in the Triad. Archdale Drug is a founding partner of the “Tour de Reason” Bike Ride and has helped the cycling event earn over $60,000 for charities that benefit cycling safety and give back to the local Triad community.
The event in 2015 will once again benefit Communities in Schools, Thomasville City and Randolph County Backpack Pals program, which provides nutritious meals for children who would not normally have food on the weekends. The event will also benefit programs designed to further cycling safety including Bicycling in Greensboro through People for Bikes.
The Foundation is proud to announce the addition of Nathan’s Famous and Novant Health as presenting sponsors. Bank of North Carolina, Coca-Cola, Fleet Feet, Reese Explorer, Terry Labonte Chevrolet and Vie 13 are also additional supporters of the ride and its cause.
“We are very thankful to Archdale Drug and all our partners who continue to support the ride,” said Labonte. “Our mission it to make a difference in the lives of children in our communities and to raise awareness of cycling safety. We could not do it without the support of our partners. We’re looking forward to a fun and successful ride again to support some great causes.”
As previously announced, professional racing cyclist and 2012 Olympic silver medalist Lauren Tamayo has committed to be the first entry of the ride, which is scheduled for Saturday, August 29, and offers three different courses of 12-, 35- and 64-mile routes through scenic Davidson and Randolph Counties.
The ride will originate in downtown Thomasville, at the Clock Tower parking lot located at 32 East Main Street and will include group leaders to keep participants riding at pace (20-, 18- and 16-mile-per-hour groups). In addition, SAG and lead vehicles will work with the local police and fire departments to ensure a professional and safe event. A light breakfast will be provided along with new and improved rest stops on the course. The ride will conclude with Nathan’s Famous hot dogs and live music.
All pre-registered participants will receive a T-shirt and goody bag. Also, participants who raise $300 for the foundation ride will receive an official Bobby Labonte jersey and bib shorts.
For further information about the Bobby Labonte Foundation and to register for the ride, visit www.bobbylabontefoundation.org or call 336-434-1800.