Team Swift has announced that their "Cycle with Champions" ride and fundraiser on Sunday November 13, 2005, will be attended by additional North American cycling professionals such as Chris Horner (Saunier Duval-Prodir) and Freddie Rodriguez (Davitamon-Lotto), Katheryn Curi (Webcor Builders) as well as the organizer of the Tour of California, Jim Birell. Cycling enthusiasts of all levels can therefore come together to ride with pros and talk about the upcoming Tour of California with the organiser.
Following the ride, Jim Birell, the developer of the inaugural Tour of California (amgentourofcalifornia.com) will discuss the tour route which includes a stage one finish in Santa Rosa. In addition, Chris Horner, Freddie Rodriquez and Kathyrn Curi, US National Women’s Road Champion, will now attend the event, which gathered over 200 cyclists last year. Other well-known cyclists to attend the event include Brenda Lyons (Victory Brewery), Dylan Casey, John Peters, Steven Cozza (U23 Discovery Channel/Specialized USA NationalTeam) as well as Roberto Gaggioli, Glenn Fant and Lynn Gaggioli from the Monex Racing Team.
The "Cycle with Champions" event is a fundraiser for Team Swift, a Jr. Development team based in Northern California (www.teamswift.org) The event includes 30 mile and 50 mile ride options through the beautiful Sonoma wine country, with a free catered lunch, a prize raffle and an auction.