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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Tour de Gap 2009 Results

The Tour de Gap 2009 is officially over. Thanks so much to everyone who rode, sponsored, and volunteered. As we've said before, it's a great ride for a great cause, and with everyone's help the Tour de Gap raised thousands of dollars for the Food Bank of West Central Texas. The final numbers are not in yet, but we are closing in on proceeds of $10,000. That does a lot to help fight hunger in the Big Country and could not have been done without everyone's participation.

A special thanks goes out to our sponsors:

Wheel Sponsor

Chain Sponsors

Domino's Pizza

Levrets Ink

Abilene Bicycling Club

Handlebar Sponsors
Allen Law Firm - Greg Allen
Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists of Abilene - Dr. Braaten and Dr. Goodnight
Women's Health Professionals of Abilene - Dr. Tadvick
First Financial Bank

Pedal Sponsors
Sterling Volkswagen
Mayor's Council on Physical Fitness
Senter Realtors
Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union
American State Bank
LePrint Express
Lawrence Hall
Perry Hunter Hall
Robert R. Hawley, DDS, FACP
Automated Copy Systems
United Supermarkets

We also want to say thanks to John and Peggy Brolls who let us use the Old Settlers Reunion Grounds, the South Taylor County Emergency Services for volunteering as the EMTs, and RPM Direct for broadcasting the Tour de France. There were also several groups who volunteered to staff the rest stops. They included the Food Bank, the Boy Scouts, the Lion's Club, and ENT Specialists of Abilene. And, of course, thanks to everyone at the pavilion area who helped with registration, food, marking the course, setting up, ... the list could go on and on. As you can tell it takes a lot of people to make something like the Tour de Gap happen. Thanks to you all!

All right - you've waded through all the thanks - on to the results. Go to this link - www.cadencesportsonline.com/results.cfm - and check out all the results. Only riders who wore the timing chip will show up on this list.

Check out this link for some cool pictures from the Abilene Reporter News:


Lorraine Wilson, a rider on the 27 mile route, sent us some pictures from the pavilion area. I will get those posted in the next few days.

Thanks again to everyone who participated. Go ahead and make plans on joining us next year for Tour de Gap 2010!

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