Monday, July 27, 2009

Help Save the Tri-Flow Menlo Park Grand Prix (and keep me out of jail)

The presenting sponsor of the Tri-Flow Menlo Park Grand Prix presented by Hawk Relay has defaulted on their $5,000 sponsorship for the race. I made promotion + spending decisions based on that sponsorship, including the addition of a third women's race this year. At present, I've been able to cover all expenses except one bill to the City of Menlo Park for $4,000. If we can't pay this bill, Menlo Park will not grant us permission to promote this race again in 2010.

The Tri-Flow Menlo Park Grand Prix has become a spring favorite with northern CA racers, with all fields selling out. The race is the first race of the Bay Area Women's Cycling Association points series, and includes separate races for Women 4 (with a separate podium for the W4 35+), Women 3, and this year, the addition of the Women's P/1/2/3 race. Velo Girls puts a ton of resources into this race to make it a memorable and safe experience for everyone.

Being a self-employed cycling coach, I don't have a big fat savings account to draw on to cover the defaulted sponsorship. So, I'm asking my friends in the cycling community to help SAVE THE MENLO PARK GRAND PRIX. Each small donation will help me pay this last outstanding bill and will allow us to promote this race in the future.

Follow the link to make a donation on

A note regarding My goal is to raise $5,000. The posted goal on is $100. No donations will be collected unless we meet this $100 minimum.

If you prefer to make a donation by check, email me at for details.

Thank you everyone!


ps -- please note that the default sponsor IS NOT Tri-Flow. They have been a fabulous sponsor for many years and we hope to continue our relationship with them for many years to come.

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