Friday, July 27, 2012

Annual 24-Hours of Booty Charity Cycling Event Spins Through Myers Park July 27-28

The 11th Annual 24 Hours of Booty presented by Levine Cancer Institute
starts on Friday, July 27 at 7:00p.m.; ends on Saturday, July 28 at
7:00 p.m., rain or shine. This is the Official 24-Hour Cycling Event
of the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the premier 24-hour road cycling
charity event in the country.

1,200 participants plus 250 reboot riders are expected to ride in the
11th Annual 24 Hours of Booty - a team-oriented event open to
participants of all ages and skill levels to raise funds for Levine
Cancer Institute, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, The Keep Pounding
Fund at Carolinas Medical Center and the Brain Tumor Fund for the
Carolinas and the Be The Match Foundation.

Here is the schedule:

9:00AM-3:00PM – Venue/Event set up
Myers Park High School (near the football field; enter off of Colony)

2:00PM – Participant campsite set up in "Bootyville" (early set up
begins at Noon)
5:45-6:25PM – Opening Ceremonies in "Bootyville"
6:25PM – Police escort, pace car, Corvettes with cancer survivors,
survivors and riders line up and begin route to Start/Finish Line
6:55PM – Start/Finish Stage
• 18 Corvettes from the Charlotte Corvette Club will lead the event
transporting a cancer survivor in each car.
• Sir Purr of the Carolina Panthers will help lead the survivor lap
on his custom-made electric tri-cycle
• National Anthem
• Helmet Raising
7:00PM – Event Start
Midnight Pizza Party – Food Tent in Expo Area

8:00-9:00AM – Survivorship Breakfast featuring Dr. Jeffrey Kneisl and
keynote speaker The Honorable Harry Jones, Mecklenburg County Manager
9:00-11:00AM – Pedicab rides for pediatric cancer patients and other
event participants
10:00AM – Reboot registration and packet pick up begins.

The three-mile course will be well-marked, barricaded and coned-off to
traffic around the course. Police officers will be stationed at all
major intersections to help direct cars, cyclists and pedestrians.

One lane around the "Booty Loop" will be closed for cyclists the
entire 24 Hours of the event. From 6:30PM Friday, July 27 until
6:00AM, Saturday, July 28, both of the northbound lands of Queens Road
west will be closed to traffic. Additional police will be placed on
the course to direct traffic around the course and to keep traffic
flowing as smoothly as possible.

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