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GRAND FUNDO 10th ANNIVERSARY and
JEREMY POWERS RETIREMENT PARTY
Ride your bike with 4x U.S. Cyclocross National Champion Jeremy Powers, JAM Fund and friends on July 13
This year, the JAM Fund marks its 10th anniversary GRAND FUNDO bike ride and celebrates National Champion Jeremy Powers’ retirement from a successful career in professional cycling. The one-day bike ride in scenic Western Massachusetts starts and ends at Glendale Ridge Vineyard in Southampton on Saturday, July 13, 2019.
“We’re pulling out all the stops and it’s going to be a great ride and big party,” said JAM Fund co-founder Powers, who recalls the first Grand Fundo in 2010. “We had over 100 people come out that first year, which felt like a big success. We made food, we gave stuff away, we raised money and that’s how we got to fund the JAM Fund and become a non-profit officially.”
About 500 people are expected at this year’s special anniversary ride, and participants will be treated to a delicious meal and beer under a big tent on the vineyard grounds. All registered riders will receive a pint glass with a signature JAM Fund logo, and all proceeds from the event go toward the non-profit’s program supporting young cyclists.
Registered riders can select one of the three route options, a 39- or 68-mile road ride or the 65-mile gravel adventure loop. All rides start at the same time at 9:30 a.m. Along the way, there are fully stocked rest stops with their famous peanut butter, Fluffernutter, bacon and blueberry sandwiches and drinks including electrolytes from JAM Fund partner Nunn Hydration. The price of registration also includes all-you-can-eat ice cream and SRAM support vehicles to help riders who have mechanicals. You can buy raffle tickets for a chance to win great prizes including one of Jeremy Powers’ bikes. All of that and more to provide you with an amazing ride experience.
The Grand Fundo is JAM Fund’s biggest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds go to the non-profit’s development program that helps young cyclists achieve their goals and be better ambassadors in the community. Your participation allows JAM Fund to teach riders life skills and provides the support needed to send the team to races around the country and to major cycling events such as National and World Championships. But it’s not only about the competition: Traveling introduces the riders to different cultures in a way that they can better understand their own. In addition, the JAM Fund will again award more than three-dozen grants to young cyclists this year to help them overcome financial barriers to the sport. The grant recipients will receive cash, equipment or both and will be presented their awards during the post-ride barbecue. So your participation in the Grand Fundo is for a great cause!Register now for the GRAND FUNDO.
About the JAM Fund
The JAM Fund is a 501c3 organization created in 2003 by Jeremy Powers, Alec Donahue and Mukunda Feldman, three great friends brought together in their passion for cycling. JAM Fund’s mission is to help motivated, young cyclists to reach their potential on and off the bike while not being limited by finances. To learn more, visit www.jamcycling.org.