A bike ride with Floyd Landis (Phonak Hearing Systems) raised an impressive $18,000 in an auction to benefit the Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) charity. George "Jeep" Rice and Graham Parry paid that exact sum at the CCI fundraiser for the opportunity to ride from Encinitas to the CCI campus in Oceanside with Floyd Landis on November 20, 2005.
"CCI is grateful for the support from Floyd Landis," said Davielle Huffman, Development Associate at CCI. "It’s a great way to raise awareness for CCI’s Mission and a memorable auction item for the winners." Rice and Parry (and five of their friends) have been training for this day, which will include a meal with the 2005 Tour de France Top Ten finisher.