Lance: The gift that keeps on giving
Just a few days ago, I bragged about why Lance Armstrong is Austin’s gift to the world. Today he brought some gifts of his own to multitudes of bicycle aficionados and needy kids in Austin. The Bicycle Sports Shop and Mix 94.7 hosted Lance, Johan Bruyneel, Ivan Basso, and Levi Leipheimer of the Discovery Pro Cycling Team for an autograph session that had fans lining up along South Lamar well in advance of the 8:15 start time.
In addition to enabling the perfect gift for the cycle-ista in your life, the signing event also promoted the slightly higher goal of funding the 10th annual Bikes for Kids charity drive. Mix 94.7 and its sponsors, including Bicycle Sport Shop and Trek Bicycles, intend to bring bikes, helmets and locks to 750 under-privledged children for the holidays. So even if you missed out on having the entire Discovery Channel team autograph your soiled biking shorts, you can still ring in some holiday cheer by donating cash or nominating a needy child through the Mix 94.7 website.
Bicycles will be distributed on December 15th at the BSS on South Lamar from 6-10 am.
photo courtesy of bog_marsh