July 3/13 16:41 pm - Hesjedal Tour Jersey to be Auctioned
Posted by Editoress on 07/3/13
The Ryders Cycling Society of Canada (RCSC) is auctioning off a race-worn, signed Ryder Hesjedal jersey on eBay between June 29 and July 6. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to support up and coming cyclists in Canada and to promote the sport of cycling throughout North America through the RCSC. Hesjedal is currently competing in the 2013 Tour de France, which runs from June 29th to July 21st.
“It’s a great way to celebrate the start of the Tour de France and raise funds to support cycling in Canada,” said Cody Graham, Director of Media One Multimedia and the Ryders Cycling Society of Canada, and longtime friend of Hesjedal. “Ryder is an inspiration to so many young cyclists and proceeds from this auction will help them in their athletic pursuits. For the fan who wins the auction, it’s a pretty neat piece of sports memorabilia as well.”
The signed jersey was worn by Hesjedal during Stage Five the 2012 Tour de France. Bidding for the jersey opened on Saturday, June 29th, at 3:00PM PST and will close on Saturday, July 6th, at 3:00PM PST.
To bid on this piece of Canadian cycling memorabilia visit: ryderscyclingsociety.org
After his historic Giro d’Italia win in May 2013, Ryder Hesjedal’s first-ever pink jersey - the Maglia Rosa from Stage 7 - was auctioned off on eBay, raising $10,300 to support young Canadian cyclists through RCSC and CAN Fund.
Hesjedal will visit Victoria, B.C., for the Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria presented by GoodLife Fitness on September 22nd. The Tour de Victoria also supports RCSC by donating a portion of event registration fees to the Society.
For those wishing to support Ryders Cycling Society of Canada, please visit ryderscyclingsociety.org.
ABOUT RCSC: In the fall of 2011 the Ryders Cycling Society of Canada (a federally registered not-for-profit society) was formed. Spearheaded by Ryder Hesjedal, the mandate of the organization is to create and sustain opportunities for Canadians to ride bicycles and support up and coming riders. By doing so, RCSC will support and expand the social benefits of cycling and the cyclist's lifestyle. Those benefits include, but are not limited to: better health and fitness, enhanced environmental awareness and ecological impact; improved community cohesion; and greater economic stability. Visit ryderscyclingsociety.org .