Fort Follies' Pro Women's Grand Prix

$13,382 of $15k goal

Raised by 36 people in 39 months
Whitney Schultz  FORT COLLINS, CO
Strong. Fast. Aggressive. Exciting. Women's Cycling. With the USA Pro Challenge coming to Colorado, top-level women deserve to be highlighted as well for their raw competitiveness, blazing speeds, daring attacks, and ruthless sprints. The ladies are now getting the chance on August 24th thanks to the passionate Fort Follies Women's Cycling Team, the generous City of Fort Collins, and excellent people passionate about women's cycling.

At the USA Pro Challenge Stage 6 ending in Old Town Fort Collins on August 24th, the Fort Follies Cycling Team has the opportunity to host a Women's Pro 1/2 criterium on the finishing circuit. The Fort Follies seek to showcase the competitiveness and talent of the women's field and inspire more women to ride and even race! Due to sponsorship restrictions from using the same course as the pro men, we are seeking support for the event from women's cycling's biggest fans- YOU.

To kick off the event, we'll start with an 8 a.m. Ride with the Stars Ride with a handful of professional ladies in attendance. The ride is geared for all levels and ages. We'll end up back in Old Town for the women's criterium and the men's finish!

The Fort Follies Grand Prix, open to Women Pro 1/2s, will run from 12-12:50pm with awards following immediately after. The race itself will also have a sprint competition, best amateur, and most aggressive rider award from Vie13! Neutral support will be provided by State Wheels.

To conclude the celebrations, women of all levels, race participants and fans of women's cycling are welcome to our after-party with tons of giveaways from our biggest supporters like SKINourishment, Michelin, Prana, Veloforma, Chamois Butt'r, and Full Cycle!

We're so fortunate to have so many supporters and our event costs before a prize purse is estimated at $6,000. Our goal is to have a women's total prize purse of $9,000 for a grand total of $15,000. Any funds over that will go directly back into the Fort Follies to continue their mission of getting more ladies on bikes and reducing the barriers to start riding and racing. Our deadline for our costs for the event is July 26th. If we're unable to meet our costs, the event will not be able to happen. Help us prevent that!

We hope you'll join us on our journey and spread the word! For racers, please note that registration will open August 1st but I'd love to hear from you beforehand. If you are a company looking to get involved, please contact us as well- we have lots of fun, unique opportunities for you!

Learn more at www.fortfollies.com. If you have questions, please contact me!

Thank you,
Whitney Schultz
Director of Affairs, Fort Follies
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Update 8
38 months ago

Only 6 days to go! Help us meet our final goal and celebrate women on bikes THIS Saturday :)
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Update 7
38 months ago

We're less than a month away! Help us meet our goal and celebrate women's cycling!
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Update 6
38 months ago

We're so excited to bring on FC Bikes as title sponsor for the Fort Follies Women's Grand Prix! With a common goal of inspiring more women to get on bikes, we're excited to partner together for this day of celebrating women's cycling and future events!
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Update 5
38 months ago

Almost another grand over the past few days between our killer bike wash and donations from Source Endurance coaching! We're almost ready with registration for racing and RSVP-ing for our Ride with the Stars. The event is coming up quick- keep sharing the love.
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$13,382 of $15k goal

Raised by 36 people in 39 months
Created July 3, 2013
Whitney Schultz  
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$100
Alison Harkey
37 months ago
N
$2,500
NoCo
37 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you NoCo for joining our adventure this weekend! We're so happy to have you!

$50
Diana Hassel
37 months ago
CG
$50
Cyn Goodman
37 months ago

Yea, women on bikes!

$25
Michael Rathbun
37 months ago
EL
$25
eric liprandi
37 months ago
BC
$500
Bike Fort Collins
38 months ago (Offline Donation)

Bike Fort Collins has joined the cause! Thank you for your amazing donation of $500. Let's inspire more folks to get on bikes together!

SC
$100
Spex Vision Care
38 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you to Spex Vision Care for the generous donation of $100!

FW
$66
Find a Folly Wednesday!
38 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you everyone who participated in Find A Folly Wednesday! And Thanks Tommy Taylor for boosting the donation!

JL
$40
JJ Laughon
38 months ago

Team Rio Grande women thank Fort Follies for bringing professional women's cycling to Fort Collins!

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