Race Across America
Four avid bicycle riders and social justice activists from the Boston area are now training intensively for this year’s Race Across America. They hope to “peak” in mid-June, just in time to pedal 3,000 miles in six days, raising funds for Partners In Health and the Nashoba Learning Group all the way from San Diego to Atlantic City.
The four cyclists will be riding on behalf of Team ARC (Athletes Racing for Charity), founded this winter by Patrick Autissier as “a platform for socially concerned riders, runners, triathletes, hikers, etc. to promote and support causes that help those who are less fortunate than we are.”
Autissier, 43, is a native of France who now works at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He has competed in many ironman triathlons and long-distance cycling events, including racing in the solo division of last year’s Race Across America. Joining him on Team ARC are Eric Jensen, Ed Kross and Ralf Geiben Lynn.
For more information and to donate to Team ARC (and PIH), visit their website at http://www.team-arc.org/.
Team ARC – "We’re completely nuts, but it’s for a very good cause."
[posted May 2006]