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

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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 http://bbqforbooty.eventbrite.com.

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://bottomsupforbooty2011.eventbrite.com/. For questions about either event, contact 24 Hours of Booty at 704-365-4417 or info@24hoursofbooty.org.

“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 www.24hoursofbooty.org.

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