Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Grass Roots Leadership

Today is a momentous day for a few of here at Swim Upstream. Grab a coffee and snuggle up for a few minutes of videos, explanations and inspiration. As swim upstreamers, riders and organizational volunteers from the original Guinness Record setting Team H2V cycling team the legacy that has been promised has finally arrived.

We are proud to announce the global platform called:

Accu-Chek Cyclebetes: the biggest bike relay in the world.

What is Accu-Chek Cyclebetes. It is the work of many and the most inclusive cycling event ever created, spanning the world in hopes of helping find a cure for diabetes. It is fun, exciting, and extraordinary. Be captivated by the scope of Cyclebetes.

Students across Canada, the United States of America and Australia will ride their bikes for 24 hours honouring the spirit of the "Can do" attitude showed by our original national relay team, Team H2V. Their efforts to create a fun and incredible atmosphere in their school gymnasiums will be a spectacle to behold.

These spin-a-thons, which were modeled off of the original West Vancouver 24 hour team spin-a-thon, where the name Cyclebetes came from, bring togetehr students, teachers, athletes, and community figure heads all to help eradicate diabetes in an incredibly fun and action filled environment. Just look at the leadership these students have displayed. Do you know a school that might want to help build our leaders of tomorrow?

These students are well beyond their years. They hope to have every school in North America and Australia involved in an Accu-Chek Cyclebetes event. Watch and then pass on their message please.

Are You Going to Take Action? Will you get involved and create a team? Take the 100km Challenge and do it with the kids. They have even done the work for you...It is as simple as doing steps 1 to 10!!!! Accu-Chek Cyclebetes is the biggest bike relay in the world.

We are looking for parents, students, cyclists, and friends to help spread the word to their schools and local communities. Together you can help us create lasting change, unite the spirit of our young people and provide a legacy of health, wellness, charity and leadership.

All while having serious FUN!

Sign up your school here or request more information.

Join in on the action wherever you are in the world. The website has the full scope. let us know what you think and drop us a line. willie@cyclebetes.com

Thank you,
The Accu-Chek Cyclebetes Team

p.s. And in case you forgot, a favourite poem of many that unites us on this day of November. Remembrance Day 90 years post World War I. May those we have lost never be forgotten and their souls rest in peace. We all thank you for the world we live in.

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