As part of the day's events in Solvang, Rock the Cure presented a $10,000 check on behalf of Rock Racing to Deputy Director Charlie Uhrig of the Sheriff's Activity League of Santa Barbara County. Presented by Team Owner Michael Ball, the check will benefit underprivileged children and after school programs in the Solvang area. Rock the Cure is the philanthropic division of Rock & Republic and the realization of a charitable giving model that can make a genuine difference.
As part of Rock the Cure‘s involvement Friday, Rock Racing rider Rahsaan Bahati helped children experience the excitement of the Amgen Tour of California by hosting a VIP tour for a dozen children from the Sheriff's Athletic League. He spoke about how cycling changed his life for the better and the children received exclusive Rock Racing and Rock the Cure products and apparel.
Tomorrow, the team will race in Stage 6 of the Tour, riding 105.4 miles from Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita. The Rock Racing team remains the only squad in the race with a less than eight-rider roster following the decision by race organizers to exclude 2004 Olympic time trial gold medalist Tyler Hamilton, past world time trial champion Santiago Botero and former Tour de France “best young ride” winner Oscar Sevilla. The team currently ranks 12th overall after five stages of the Tour.