A Vernon athlete has chosen Venture Training as her charitable cause for the 2019 Race Across America bicycle race.
Cycling and kickboxing champion Leah Goldstein, who is also an motivational speaker and author, says she has several connections with Venture Training, which made it an easy choice to raise funds for people with developmental disabilities as part of the philanthropy component of the race.
“I look forward attending the upcoming Venture Training events and it will be great to have an awesome group of people cheering me on during the race next June.”
Keeping with the cycling theme, Venture Training is holding a Bike Drive on October 6 at the Kin Race Track.
Venture Training Cycle-Cycle program will be taking bike donations, selling refurbished bikes and parts at the event.
Ryan Cucheron, Executive Director of Venture Training says they also plan on having local bike shops set up so that people can come out and try out bikes and talk to bike experts.
“Leah will be at the event to talk about the RAAM, meeting ourstaff, participants and the public. She is such a positive role-model and ambassador for the community that we want everyone to meet her and cheer her on as she competes in the world’s toughest bicycle race,” says Cucheron.