Levi Leipheimer coming to Oregon Gran Fondo

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Levi Leipheimer speaks prior to the 6th annual Oregon GranFondo on May 20

Levi Leipheimer, American former professional road racing cyclist and Tour de France podium finisher, representing King Ridge Foundation will make a special appearance at the Oregon Gran Fondo. Join/Listen/Engage Levi on Saturday, May 20 at 11am at the Slocum Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Levi has raised over $2 million in support of at-risk youth through the non-profit King Ridge Foundation. Proceeds from the Oregon Gran Fondo will benefit at-risk youth from the King Ridge Foundation and HOSEA Youth Services of Lane County.

Leipheimer’s 11 AM-12:30 PM presentation coincides with Oregon Gran Fondo participants packet pickup, which opens at the Slocum Center at 10 AM and continues until 1 PM on Saturday, May 20. You can join Levi for his interactive talk by purchasing a $10 ticket here. 100% of ticket fee goes to King Ridge and Hosea Youth Services.

Levi was twice US national champion, winning the time trial title in 1999 and the road race title in 2007, and is an Olympic medalist. Leipheimer was born and raised in Butte, Montana and currently resides in Healdsburg, California.

The Oregon Gran Fondo features a Challenging 117 mile Gran, or 71 Mile Medio Routes all starting from downtown Cottage Grove at 8 AM on Sunday, May 21, 2017. The routes feature 4000 to 6000 feet of climbing on some of the most scenic terrain in Oregon. The aid stations feature fresh fruit, nutritious necessities and special surprises, mechanical service at each, plus the infamous Co-Motion Cycles espresso stop deep in Siuslaw National Forest. After you ride your heart out, unwind with your included Plank Town Brewery and Backstage Bakery post-event meal and complimentary massage for all while you learn about King Ridge and local advocates HOSEA.

Co-Motion Cycles has proudly been an Oregon Gran Fondo and Oregon Triple Crown series’ title sponsors since its inception. Come and join us once again for this amazing ride through deeply beautiful and challenging country. Celebrate with the fellowship and camaraderie of friends old and new, and lend Levi and all your Oregon Triple Crown friends a hand in supporting these deserving causes.