Fans will have the opportunity to spend an evening with Garmin-Chipotle Professional Cycling Team riders and staff at the Boulder Theatre in Boulder, Colorado, on Saturday, November 22. That evening will feature the introduction of the full 2009 team, a silent auction and an open forum Q&A with the riders. Additionally, guests will get a sneak peak at a feature length documentary from Nick Davis Productions about a year in the life of Team Garmin-Chipotle. The film will air on the Sundance Channel prior to the 2009 Tour de France.
The silent auction will include items such as Christian Vande Velde's Felt DA time trial bike used in the 2008 Tour de France, a leader's jersey from the 2008 Giro d'Italia signed by the 2008 team time trial squad, a 2008 Garmin-Chipotle team jersey signed by the entire 2008 Tour de France team, a Zipp time trial wheelset signed by U.S. Professional champion Dave Zabriskie.
All proceeds from the evening will benefit The Children's Hospital Courage Classic, a three-day cycling event the benefits the hospital. Located in Aurora, Colorado, Children's is a pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and wellbeing of children. Cancer survivor and four-time Courage Classic rider Paul Lemieux, 17, will be a featured speaker of the evening.
A limited number of VIP tickets, which include a private cocktail hour with the team, special seating, and a gift bag, are available for US$250.00. For VIP tickets, visit www.slipstreamsports.com/gala. For $25 General admission tickets, visit the Boulder Theatre Web site at www.bouldertheater.com/event_detail.php?id=974. Each ticket purchased comes with a raffle ticket for a custom fit 2008 team edition Felt F1.