There are very few times in life when you actually realize just how many people’s lives you touch. Sunday was one of those special times for our good friend Mark Knights. And, he has touched quite a few of our lives in a very positive way.
Over 300 friends and family showed up at Hincapie Sportswear HQ yesterday ready to Ride for Mark Knights. As we posted on here before, Mark is in a fight for his life and we all assembled to help stack the deck against the enemy…and enjoyed a beautiful sunny SC bike ride at the same time. I’m proud of all the supporters that showed up and helped out with the cause. We raised some money and some spirits at the same time.
Speaking of Spirits, big thanks go out to Thomas Creek Brewing for supplying the beer and to Carolina Triathlon for supplying the food. There were numerous other sponsors and supporters that pitched in and made this such a great day. Thanks to them all.
Thanks also go out to George Hincapie, Craig Lewis and Chris Butler for showing up and bringing friends. Several autographed jerseys are currently up on eBay with the hopes of raising even more funds for Mark. Check them out and help us run up the bidding.
George Hincapie USPro BMC Jersey
Craig Lewis htc-Columbia Jersey
Mark Cavendish Tour of California Sprinter Jersey
Finally, we want to thank Tonya Wilson Shuba and Brian Myrick for concepting and organizing this entire function. Sure they had help, but they really deserve a big pat on the back for making this a successful event. Helmets off to you both for a job well done.
Mark, you have helped a whole lot of us in the past with your skilled wrenches, experienced advice and sharp wit and we are all proud to be giving back to you. Keep up the good fight, my friend. As you saw on Sunday, you have many supporters.
If you missed this event, and you'd like to make a donation to Mark Knights, you can do so at:
Channel 4 was also there to cover the news. See the story.