Wednesday, June 22, 2011

24 Hours of Booty Riders Spin Into July with Team Fund-raisers - July 9 and July 21

As the 24 Hours of Booty charity cycling event to fight cancer gears
up for its 10th anniversary ride in Charlotte on July 29-30, several
riders are going the extra mile to support the organization with team
fund-raisers, including two in July.

On Saturday, July 9 Team Carpe Diem will be hosting "BBQ for Booty…the
Other Biker Night" from 6:30-10:00 p.m. at Mac's Speed Shop in
Cornelius, N.C. (19601 Liverpool Pkwy). Cost is $20 per person with a
portion of the proceeds supporting 24 Hours of Booty. The ticket price
includes a "pulled pork" plate, dessert and a beverage. The event is
open to the public and will feature a silent auction and raffle. For
more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Team Gita is hosting Bottoms Up for Booty 2011 presented by Olde
Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte (215 Southside Drive) on Thursday,
July 21. Open to the public, the event runs from 6:00-10:00 p.m. and
will feature an array of raffle items including a road bike. Tickets
are $30 each and include a brat plate, beer and two raffle tickets.
Purchase tickets online at http:// For questions about either
event, contact 24 Hours of Booty at 704-365-4417 or

"Our riders are the backbone of our event so it means a lot to see
team members join forces to raise money in such creative and fun
ways," said Basil Lyberg, executive director of 24 Hours of Booty,
Inc., which runs the Official 24-Hour Cycling Event of LIVESTRONG and
the only national 24-hour road cycling charity event in the country.
"Many thanks to Team Carpe Diem and Team Gita for going above and
beyond to support 24 Hours of Booty and the fight against cancer."

About 24 Hours of Booty
24 Hours of Booty, Inc. – which runs the Official 24-Hour Cycling
Event of LIVESTRONG and the only national 24-hour road cycling charity
event in the country – is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charity
located in Charlotte that provides extraordinary cycling events that
are safe, fun, and open to all levels of cycling ability. Its mission
is to conduct 24-hour cycling events that increase public awareness,
funds, and support for LIVESTRONG and local cancer organizations.
Local organizations include The Keep Pounding Fund at Carolinas
Medical Center and the Brain Tumor Fund for the Carolinas in
Charlotte, the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults in Columbia, Md.,
and Aflac Cancer Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

In 24 Hours of Booty's nine-year history, more than 9,100 riders have
raised more than $5 million. The 10th Annual 24 Hours of Booty
presented by Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte is scheduled to roll
on the Myers Park "Booty Loop" from 7 p.m. Friday, July 29 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 30, 2011. 24 Hours of Booty will also host the Third
Annual 24 Hours of Booty of Columbia, Md. at the Gateway Business Park
"Booty Loop" on August 27-28, 2011 and the Second Annual 24 Hours of
Booty of Atlanta at the Stone Mountain "Booty Loop" on Oct. 1-2, 2011.
For more information, call 704-365-4417 or visit

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