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October 21/04 8:10 am - Nicole Reinhart Fund Awards 2004 Scholarships, US Congress Honors Mountain Biking


Posted by Editoress on 10/21/04
 

Nicole L. Reinhart Collegiate Cycling Scholarship Recipients: 2004

The Nicole Reinhart Memorial Fund has established a collegiate scholarship fund for top young cyclists to pursue the dream of the competing in Olympic Games and attending a higher education institution.

Recipients of the 2004 Scholarship Program are listed here (in no special order):

1. Sarah Levy-University of Colorado
2. Lauren Franges - The Art Institute
3. Melissa Thompsom - University of Colorado
4. Brian Schaning - University of Wisconsin
5. Eric Ransom - Fort Lewis College
6. Tracy Nelson - University of Colorado
7. Tyler Hester-Stanford University
8. Alane Ballweg - University of Texas
9. Megan Elliot - University of Iowa
10. Robert Blaisdell-Temple University
11. Shaun Riebl - University of Colorado
12. Andy Lakatosh - Penn State Lehigh Valley
13. Tim Reinhart - Moravian College
14. Trevor Matulys - Penn State Berks
15. Bobby Lea - Penn State Lehigh Valley

Visit the website for the Nicole Reinhart Memorial Fund Here

Help support the Nicole Fund with your presence and/or by making a donation of a silent auction item.  Join Nicole‚s friends, teammates and fans this November 14 in Fogelsville, Pennsylvania.  Auction items are supplied by industry leaders like Trek, Cyclops, DeFeet, and from merchants in the Lehigh Valley area.  Proceeds benefit the Nicole Reinhart Collegiate Scholarship program.


US Congress Honors Mountain Biking
Courtesy IMBA

In an effort to get kids more active and help fight childhood obesity, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed a resolution officially declaring "National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day." The legislation is in memory of Jack Doub, a teenage mountain biker from North Carolina.

Promoted by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day encourages adults and cycling clubs to introduce kids to the sport of mountain biking. The day is scheduled for the first Saturday of October each year.

The House adopted House Concurrent Resolution 480 by unanimous consent on Oct. 5, 2004, just three days after IMBA celebrated the first annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. Thousands of kids participated in more than 100 events nationwide and in several other countries.

Congressman Richard Burr of North Carolina introduced the resolution and Mark Udall of Colorado was a cosponsor. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, Co-Chair of the Congressional Bike Caucus, and Joe Barton of Texas both made speeches in support of the resolution.

The legislation marks one of the few times the sport of mountain biking has received attention from the U.S. Congress.

"We're thrilled that Congress has stepped up to recognize mountain biking and kids," said IMBA communications director Pete Webber. "This will give Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day a huge boost. Mark your calendar now for Oct. 1, 2005."

According to the U.S. Surgeon General, childhood obesity in the U.S. has reached an all-time high and today's youth are less active than ever before. IMBA believes mountain biking builds self-confidence and offers kids and adults an adrenaline-packed adventure while giving them an effective workout.

"Jack Doub saw the need for kids to get off the couch, get outside, and get some exercise. I urge my colleagues to support this legislation," said Congressman Burr.

Visit (HERE) to read the text of the legislation as well as the speeches of Congressmen Burr, Udall, Barton and Blumenauer.

IMBA's National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is supported by the Jack Doub Memorial Endowment, Schwinn Bicycles and the Goldsmith-Greenfield Foundation. For more information about National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day and local events, please visit HERE

 


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