US National time trial champion Dave Zabriskie has lent his name to a Utah charity which aims to bring 1,000 new bicycles for underpriveleged children. The Bikes for Kids Utah event will include the "Yield to Life Dave Zabriskie Time Trial Challenge", with proceeds going to benefit underprivileged children in Utah and bicycle awareness advocacy.
Bikes for Kids Utah will provide new bicycles for 1,000 pre-qualified, underprivileged second graders along with helmets, t-shirts and bike locks through proceeds accrued from sponsorships, a fundraising dinner (with silent auction), and bicycle rides, including a ride with Salt Lake City native Dave Zabriskie.
The Yield to Life Dave Zabriskie Time Trial Challenge on October 5 will pit the average citizen against the time trial champion in a handicapped race up Salt Lake Valley's famed Traverse Ridge. The 3-mile time trial has an elevation gain of more than 1,300 feet with 10 percent to 12 percent grades in some locations.
The event will be followed by a dinner and silent auction on Friday night, and a recreational ride on Saturday, which includes 100km, 50km and 5km fun ride options. The top 50 donors who contribute $1,000 or more will ride Saturday with Zabriskie.
For more information, visit www.bikesforkidsutah.org or call 801-523-3730.