Ride with George Hincapie Feb. 10

Raise funds for Breakaway From Cancer

George Hincapie towing 2007 Tour winner Alberto Contador along the Champs Elysees.

Join 12-time Tour de France veteran George Hincapie for the 2008 Breakaway From Cancer™ fundraising ride on February 10 in Palo Alto, CA.


The Breakaway From Cancer™ charity ride, sponsored by Amgen to benefit non-profit partners the Wellness Community and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, will feature a 25-mile course and finish line festivities.

All participants are required to raise a minimum amount of US$150 and will receive a custom Breakaway From Cancer™ cycling jersey.

Course description

Starting at the Stanford Blood Center in Palo Alto, the 25-mile course will follow cycling friendly roads and bike lanes around the popular “Portola Loop.” With rolling hills throughout the course, the ride will start out heading west on Juniperro Serra Blvd and Alameda de Las Pulgas going through Stanford and Menlo Park before turning south into the heavily forested town of Woodside.

After a brief stop at the mid-way aid station, the course will continue around the loop passing through the Portola Valley and past the open land near the Arastradero Preserve before finishing back at the Stanford Blood Center. Click here to view a course map.

Fundraising Incentives:

    * All fundraisers who raise US$400 will receive a Breakaway From Cancer jersey autographed by George Hincapie.

    * All fundraisers who raise US$750 will receive access to a special Meet and Greet with George Hincapie before the ride on Sunday, February 10, 2008.

    * The first 10 fundraisers who raise US$1,500 will have the opportunity to start in the first wave and ride with George Hincapie and will receive two VIP Hospitality passes for a Bay Area stop of the Amgen Tour of California.

    * The individual who raises the most money will receive a Giant road bike and opportunity to ride in the motorcade on one stage of the Amgen Tour of California.


All contributions will go to the Wellness Community and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship to support free services and programs that help people living with cancer. Click here to register.