For Immediate Release
Contact: Vicky Sama, JAM Fund Media Coordinator
The Rasputitsa Spring Classic will donate a significant portion of its profits from its April 16 gravel grinder to JAM Fund and Little Bellas, two New England non-profit cycling organizations, race founders Heidi Myers and Anthony Moccia announced on Monday.
“Our mission has always been to exist for what we call the 3 C’s: the love of cycling, the love of community, and the love of charity, and working with these two organizations really aligns with those goals,” said Moccia.
“We are so excited to be working with the Rasputitsa team this year to create a truly impactful, fun and classic day of spring riding," said JAM Fund co-founder and reigning U.S. Cyclocross National Champion Jeremy Powers. "JAM Fund is not just racers. We aspire to shape great ambassadors and role models for our community. We are extremely grateful for the support Rasputitsa has offered us through their event. They are partnering like-minded organizations to change lives through cycling, a goal that is core to the JAM Fund.”
In addition to its financial support, the Rasputitsa is offering four lucky winners of its online raffle a chance to ride the course in advance of the race with cycling pros Powers and Lea Davison of Little Bellas, as well as some members of the JAM Fund Cycling Team. The preview ride will take place on Feb. 8, and the race is April 16. Included in this grand prize is overnight accommodations and a post-ride bonfire lunch. In addition, JAM Fund is offering a series of prizes such as a signed Jeremy Powers' jersey and other swag. The deadline for the raffle is Jan. 26. Enter here:
Additional list of raffle prizes include the following:
- 2 entries into the JAM Fund Grand Fundo on Saturday, July 16, 2016
- 2 places at the VIP dinner on Friday, July 15th, the evening before the Grand Fundo
- Signed Jeremy Powers jersey
- 2 Grand Fundo T-shirts
- 2 JAM Fund goodie bags filled with all kinds of great gifts from its partners
“Supporting organizations that are giving back and growing the sport of cycling is very important to us," said Myers. "We’ve never been in this for the money. We’ve always just wanted to invite a bunch of riders to our neck of the woods to ride what we consider some truly exceptional landscapes."
In only its third year, the Rasputitsa Spring Classic has experienced tremendous growth and the 2016 event sold out four months before the April 16 race date. Volunteers are still needed and donations can be made to www.jamcycling.org.