With Penn Cycle at the helm, we had all the fun amenities you expect... great music, super fun and flowy course by Strese & Hwood, a heated chalet for registration and donations, plus the amazing volunteers that come with all of their events.
Riders came from as far away as Chicago to take on the course and show their support for Toys for Tots! Whether it was with a fat bike, mtn bike or cx bike, racers had fun and raced hard to help make the holidays brighter for Twin Cities families. We are still collecting Toys and Donations through this week at Hollywood Cycles in Minneapolis and at all Penn Cycle locations so you still have time to donate if you missed the race.
And the Team Relay was AWESOME! We had so many fast and fun teams taking each other on.. always fun to watch how the lead changes with the equalizer-style event. I lost my voice screaming for my teammates and friends alike.
But in the end, the huge pile of toys was the greatest reward for an event well done. This is my favorite part of the holidays every year.. I can't wait to drop them off at the tent!
Thank you to Pat Sorenson and the whole team at Penn Cycle for saving this year's Cross for Tots and giving it life in Bloomington! Thanks also to Dan & Jay for creating one bad a$$ cx course (I hope we can do it again next year!), thanks to all the volunteers who helped set up and tear down the course, and most importantly, HUGE thanks and hugs go out to all the racers, family and friends who came out to have fun and donated to Toys for Tots! You are true Holiday Heroes to families in need, and you're all heroes to me! Thank you so much for helping support our dream each year!
Wish you all the most magical, love-filled holiday!