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INSPIRED TO RIDE

TEAM BODY GO

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CYCLING FOR CANCER


IT'S WHAT WE DO

Welcome to TEAM BODY GO. We are an amateur cycling team dedicated to fundraising for cancer through the sport of cycling. We pride ourselves in providing an encouraging and inclusive environment to learn the foundations of the sport while gaining experience and fitness during our 10 week training season. Although numerous teams tackle the Ride to Conquer Cancer (RTCC) our team implements an extensive training regime that is second to none. Ten weeks, nine rides, one event.

FUNDRAISING 2020

GOAL 2020

$100,000.00

TO DATE

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$28,287.00

LIFETIME TEAM TOTAL   -   2009 - 2020

TO DATE = $803,139

GOAL = $1,000,000

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For over ten years I've been managing amateur cycling teams for the purpose of fundraising for cancer. I did my first solo Ride to Conquer Cancer (RTCC) in 2009; formed a team a year after that. In 2013 I handed the team over to my family for safekeeping. Sitting on the sidelines for cancer fundraising did not last long. At the behest of a few of my former team mates, in 2014 I started Socycling Racing Team, named after my Southern Ontario Cycling website www.socycling.ca. Racing never materialized so I changed the name in 2016 to TEAM BODY GO after my personal training/rehabilitation business; www.bodygo.ca. Same team, different name.


Here is a breakdown of what team raised how much out of the LIFETIME TEAM TOTAL.


NOTE: The Ride was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic

SOLO

2009

$3,305

1.0%

TEAM GRIDPATH

2010 - 2013

$412,917

53%

TEAM BODY GO

2014 - 2020

$386,917

48%

$803,139

TEAM KIT

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Team jersey's come in both female and male versions. They also come in club cut, which fits a bit loose, and it also comes in race cut, which is tighter fitting. All jersey's have full front zipper and three rear pockets.

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Team jackets come in both female and male versions. These cold weather riding jackets are suitable for zero temperature rides. I wear a base layer, my team jersey and arm warmers and my upper body always stays warm. They are also highly water resistant. I've never experienced any water seeping through the jacket.

SIZING GUIDE

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is TEAM BODY GO?

For over a decade I've been organizing amateur cycling teams with the goal of raising funds for cancer in partnership with the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer (RTCC). As important as cancer is, fundraising is not our sole objective. We also encourage everyone from newbies to the experienced to come out and ride with the team. Learn to cycle. Have fun. The RTCC is not mandatory. This team also provides a well organized 10 week training block we call Spring Training. First training ride of the season is 10 weeks prior to the RTCC.


Is road cycling your only focus?

Yep!!! That's all we do.


I'm not that fast. How fast do I need to be?

The team usually breaks into three groups almost as soon as we hit the road. The back of the pack usually finishes the day with an average speed between 18 - 20 kph. I think most people should be able to do that.


How fast is the front group?

The front group can maintain periods of 35 to 40 kph average speeds on the attack, but usually cruise between 28 km - 30 kph average speed at the end of the day. This group also exhibits, on the odd occasion, superior group riding technique but also tends towards a bit of the wild west as well.


When do you train?

The training season begins at the beginning of April. I count back ten weeks from the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer (RTCC) and that's the first training ride. That's the first day of Spring Training. In total there are between 9 to 10 training rides in the training block. On the 11th week is the RTCC.


What is Spring Training?

It's a ten week block of training. The first week starts off at a distance of 45 km and ends 10 weeks later on a 115 km ride. Each training ride gets progressively longer and hillier as the training proceeds. Basically, it's a learn to ride 100 km training schedule.


When is Spring Training?

The training season begins at the beginning of April. I count back ten weeks from the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer (RTCC) and that's the first training ride. That's the first day of Spring Training. In total there between 9 to 10 training rides in the training block. On the 11th week is the RTCC.


Are training rides mandatory to join the team?

No!!! Spring Training can be used a conditioning tool for the RTCC, but it can also be used to provide a safe environment for people to come out and have some fun. Some members come out to all the rides and some come out for just a few. We usually have about 8 - 10 people who show up most weekends. That being said it varies on the weekend. Sometimes we've had as many as 20.


Do I have to do the RTCC to join the team?

No!!! Everyone is welcome whether you do the RTCC or not.


How much does it cost to join TEAM BODY GO?

Nothing!!! I'm happy enough with our wonderful team camaraderie and what we raise for the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer. That's payment enough for me.


Do you have team uniforms? And if so, how much?

We have team kit that is available for purchase. It's always nice to ride as a team that has the same kit, but it's not mandatory. Nothing is mandatory on this team, except for being a nice person. I put in the annual team kit order near the end of January. Jersey's will be about $140 CAD and jackets go for around $200 CAD. Prices are subject to volume and exchange rate. Exact price will be available at time of order.


Can someone help with answering questions?

Yes!!! Me. My name is Lance, I'm the team captain. Part of the education for a road cyclist is how you gear up. I will help you every step of the way if you need it. All the way from purchasing your bike to helping you choose the proper gear to stay warm and cold days.


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