1098 milesPedal for Alzheimer’s…We’re All In!

What is Pedal for Alz? An Endurance Cycling Event To raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Research Initiative at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Pedal for Alz 2018 is building on the tremendous success of its inaugural Pedal for Pat event, held in October 2017. This year’s goal: Raise The Bar. The 1,098 Cyclists, a team capped at 12, will once again pedal 1,098 miles to honor each win of the late-legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt’s NCAA record 1,098 wins.  Each mile will be a victory as the 1,098 Cyclists ascend from Knoxville, Tennessee, into the Smoky Mountains en route to North Carolina.  The 1,098-mile journey will initially challenge the team with a mountainous terrain before they descend toward the Carolina coastline and continue to head south to Florida.

This year, in an effort to expand the event to a wide-ranging group of cyclists, there will be a kick-off Day One 65-mile Pedal for Alz ride through the University of Tennessee campus. This ceremonial ride, open to the general public, will send off the 2018 1,098 Cyclists as they embark on another adventurous journey to find a cure. The kick-off ride is symbolic of Pat Summitt’s life motto “You Win In Life With People.” The more people who show up, the more YOU are doing to help us find a cure for Alzheimer’s.

Due to popular demand, there will be an opportunity for cyclists to join the Pedal for Alz ride during either the first SIX days as an Orange Team cyclist or the final FIVE days with the Purple Team cyclists. Additionally, there are three days dedicated to Day Riders who want to challenge themselves to ride a with the 1,098 Cyclists in Knoxville, Greenville and Charleston.

This is no small task whether you are a member of the core group of 1,098 Cyclists or an Orange or Purple Team cyclist. Each day will be challenging as the group will cycle approximately 100 miles by riding together in a pace line the majority of the time. Mental toughness is a MUST for all of the cyclists who participate in any part of the 1,098-mile journey. Each cyclist understands the greater purpose of this ride through their commitment to raising money for the fight against Alzheimer’s. Each rider is required to not only pay for their lodging and food expenses up front but also to raise significant donations for the cause.

Pat Summitt was courageous in her fight against Alzheimer’s. The 1,098 Cyclists are taking courage on the road in 2018 with another epic 1,098-mile ride!!!

We’re Pedaling for Alzheimer’s… We’re All In!

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The Route All 1,098 Miles

October 7-17, 2018 | 1,098 miles from Knoxville, Tennessee through the mountains of the Carolinas, ending in Daytona Beach, Florida!

WANT TO RIDE?

Meet the Team The Team Behind Pedal for Alz

1,098 cyclists Team of Cyclists Who Will Cycle 1,098 Miles And raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Research Initiative at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

  • Josh Crisp

    Josh Crisp | Co-Chair

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  • Michelle Brooke-Marcniak

    Michelle Brooke-Marcniak | Co-Chair

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  • Brandon Feehery

    Brandon “Monk” Feehery

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  • Pamela Bettis-Tanner

    Pamela
    Bettis-Tanner

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  • Chris West

    Chris
    West

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  • Brandon Bruce

    Brandon
    Bruce

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  • Matt Padgett

    Matt
    Padgett

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  • Joe Graves

    Joe
    Graves

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  • Jonathan Williams

    Jonathan
    Williams

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Purple Team (Days 7-11) CYCLISTS WHO WILL CYCLE DAYS 7 THROUGH 11 AND RAISE $5,000 EACH TO BENEFIT THE ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH INITIATIVE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE MEDICAL CENTER

  • Rick Taylor

    Debbie
    O’Connell

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  • Mark Bottom

    Mark
    Bottom

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Committee Team of Volunteers Who Organize, Plan, And Execute Pedal for Alz

  • Sara Mitchell

    Sara
    Mitchell

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  • Allison Maurer

    Allison
    Maurer

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  • Debby Jennings

    Debby
    Jennings

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  • Katie Dotson

    Katie
    Dotson

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  • Phillip McCall

    Phillip
    McCall

  • Steven Spicer

    Steven
    Spicer

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  • Sara Erdner

    Sara
    Erdner

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  • Tighe O'Connor

    Tighe
    O’Connor

  • Kelli Gibson

    Kelli
    Gibson

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  • Matt Jones

    Matt
    Jones

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  • Dr Kevin Sprouse

    Dr. Kevin
    Sprouse

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  • Nick Maute

    Nick
    Maute

  • Al Hennigan

    Al
    Hennigan

  • Garrett Stallings

    Garrett
    Stallings

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Volunteer support Team of Volunteers Who Support The Mission Of Pedal for Alz

  • Debbie Mackey - Volunteer

    Debbie
    Mackey

  • Lisa Pace - Volunteer

    Lisa
    Pace

  • Mike Wilhoit - Volunteer

    Mike
    Wilhoit

  • Kalen Wallin - Volunteer

    Kalen
    Wallin

  • Anna Mitchell - Volunteer

    Anna
    Mitchell

  • Alexis Evanich - Volunteer

    Alexis
    Evanich

  • Lauren Crisp - Volunteer

    Lauren
    Crisp

  • Pedro Mendozay - Volunteer

    Pedro
    Mendoza

How Can I Help?

Be a sponsor

Title Sponsor $50,000+ in donation/in-kind

  • Logo on kit plus all print, social, marketing items *Deadline to be included on the kit
  • Social media recognition before, during, after PFA event
  • Promotional video
  • Website link included with logo
  • Framed event jersey
  • Invited to speak at the Send-Off Party & Finish Celebration
  • Free pass to ride with the 1,098 Cyclists

Platinum Sponsor $20,000+ in donation/in-kind

  • Logo on kit plus all print, social, marketing items *Deadline to be included on the kit
  • Social media recognition before, during, after PFA event
  • Promotional video
  • Website link included with logo
  • Framed event jersey

Gold Sponsor $10,000 donation

  • Logo listed website, print marketing
  • Social media recognition before, during, after PFA event
  • Framed event jersey

Silver Sponsor $5,000 donation

  • Individual/business name listed on website
  • Social media donation category recognition at time of PFA event
  • Event Photobook

Bronze Sponsor $1,098 donation

  • Individual/business name listed on website
  • Social media donation category recognition at time of PFA event

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Our Sponsors Partnering With Businesses and Individuals to Seek A Cure for Alzheimer’s

Title Sponsors

Sheex Performance
Podium Sports Medicine
Solinity

Platinum Sponsors

Markentum

Gold Sponsors

South Made Marketing

Phillip McCall of Redtail Cinema


Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors

Rest Stop Sponsors

CPSDA

Toogie Stone

John & Helen Moshak

Alison Eaby Eachus

Cheatham County Schools


Other Sponsors

Mac's LTD
Silversphere

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