Many of you personally know or know of Tom Ball and his legendary cycling exploits . He is a long time member of MRC and friend to many of us in the metro west cycling community. Last month Tom was out for a CRW century ride and was in a horrible crash by no fault of his own. You can read his description of what happened in our forum.
Tom had just moved back to area after spending a few years in South Carolina receiving his doctorate in chiropractic medicine. While in SC he was ranked #1 in the masters division in 2011. He also won the 2010 and 2011 South Carolina State Cyclocross Championships. Bottom line Tom is a rock star.
Tom had just started at Performance Health Center in Natick building his patient base. Unfortunately, this accident is going to take Tom out of the game while he recovers.
We are holding this ride to help him out while he is out of work. We ask that you to please join the ride, spread the word, and make a donation – any amount that you can donate is huge!
When: Saturday October 20th – The weather looks like it could be wet – RAIN DATE SUNDAY – PLEASE WATCH FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT
Time: Aiming for an 8 am roll out time.
Where: Shaws Plaza on Rt.117 in Stow (end of the parking lot near Dunkin’ Donuts)
Route: Oak Hill loop – about 35 miles. See this Map My Ride link for the exact loop http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/145885209
Format: The pace is an easy endurance ride – try to stay in group of similar speed as much as possible.
DONATION DETAILS: We will be collecting donations before the ride. IF CAN’T MAKE IT PLEASE DONATE.
Checks made to: The Tom Ball Support Fund
Checks can be mailed to (if can’t be there this weekend):
Attn Brian Sullivan
278 Washington St Wellesley MA 02481.
Online Donations: Click on https://www.everribbon.com/ribbon/view/8715.
Thanks and looking forward to the ride! Any questions direct them to John Steiger firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-312-0502.