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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