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Jake's Journal: Ride with Team Garmin and join us in the fight against MS

19 July 2012 @ 5:38 PM  / Customer Stories / Jake's Journal / Sponsored Athletes / Sports / Fitness Blog / Team Garmin /


Group rideYou'll probably never play one-on-one with an NBA star, take batting practice with a major-leaguer or play catch with an NFL quarterback. But once again, we're giving you the chance to ride next to some of the world's top cyclists. Following the USA Pro Challenge in August, Team Garmin will visit our world headquarters in Olathe, KS, and join employees for a 20-mile ride preceded by a meet-and-greet session. It's an unbelievable opportunity to ride side-by-side with the sport's best, and better yet, it will help our Bike MS team raise money to fight Multiple Sclerosis!

DZ VdV JVWHAT: Ride with pros of Team Garmin-Sharp
WHEN: 2-4 p.m., Monday, Aug. 27, (12:30-1:45 p.m. - Meet & Greet with the pros)
WHERE: Garmin Headquarters, 1200 E. 151st St., Olathe, KS, 66062
WHO: The first 100 VIPs to sign up will join Garmin employees and the pros
COST: $100 donation to Garmin’s Bike MS team “The Other Team Garmin”
Click here to learn more and register: http://bit.ly/ArgyleRideMS
Click here to donate to Bike MS: http://bit.ly/TOTG_donate

Register by Aug. 1 to confirm T-shirt availability and sizing. Shirts are not guaranteed for late registrations.

BuckyFor an awesome recap of last year's Team Garmin visit that's equally entertaining and inspiring, check out Paul Guyot's guest post at FatCyclist.com. In "Why RadioShack is Now My Son’s 2nd Favorite Team," we learn why so many cycling fans love the guys of the argyle armada - and why Paul's son Jack now has the nickname Bucky. Here's a quick excerpt, but you have to read the rest in its entirety to truly appreciate Paul's story of Jack's day.

"We arrive an hour and a half early because… my son is 8-years-old. But just as I am thinking up creative ways to kill time, my son sees the team approaching, sporting jeans, Polos and non-cycling sunglasses. Christian Vande Velde engages my son, they have a brief exchange, and then I say, “Jack, do you know who you’re talking to?” My son looks between me and Christian with knitted brow. I tell him it’s Christian Vande Velde and, right there on the steps of the Garmin International headquarters, we all witness an actual human mind being blown." Continue reading here...


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