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Tonight’s Dirt Derby benefits Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance

Posted Nov 16 2010 12:48pm

This week’s Dirt Derby will be a special benefit for the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance .

The theme of this week’s races shift gears as we enter into the season of giving. All of our proceeds from the November 16th race will go towards the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, a non-profit which raises awareness, stimulates research, and provides support for individuals and families affected by Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. Tuberous Sclerosis Complex is a genetic disorder which causes tumors to form in many different organs. The disease affects some people severely, while others are so mildly affected that it often goes undiagnosed. Current estimates place tuberous sclerosis complex-affected births at one in 6,000. The TS Alliance’s mission is to improve the quality of life for those affected by TSC through the stimulation and sponsorship of research; the development of programs, support services and resource information; and the development and implementation of education programs designed to heighten awareness of TSC.

This is an important cause for us, as one of the board members of Central Texas Grassroots Cycling has a son with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex and at his request we’re donating our proceeds from this week race to the TS Alliance. We hope you’ll join with us in raising money for the TS Alliance and supporting them, as they in turn support one of us.

Dirt Derby
Tuesday through December 14, 5:30 PM

Austin/Del Valle Motorcross Park, 15400 Pearce Ln, Del Valle, TX
Austin’s weekly cyclocross series returns for its fourth season at the the fully illuminated motocross course and surrounding fields at Austin/Del Valle Motorcross Park (ADVMX). There are A, B, beginners, women’s, and children’s races in cyclocross and short track mountain bike. New schedule: 6:15 PM Kids Race, 6:20 PM Beginner Race Intro Lap, 6:30 PM Beginner Race (20 min), 7:00 PM B Short Track MTB (25 min), Intermediate, Masters & Single Speed classes, 7:30 PM B Cyclocross (25 min), Intermediate, Masters & Single Speed classes, 8:05 PM Open Short Track / Cyclocross (30 min)$10, women, beginners and kids only $5. Second race same night $5. All types of bikes are welcome. There will also be a Two 7-Week Miniseries with more prizes.

Editor Note: Austin on Two Wheels is a sponsor of the Dirt Derby.

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