Tuesday, October 4, 2011

This Tuesday! Tour Divide Presentation - Dr. David Horton

Tomorrow, Tuesday October 11th, is our second CAT-Talk and it should be very exciting!  The talk features well-known trail runner/ultra runner/long distance expert  and now mountain biker, Dr. David Horton. The talk will be held on Tuesday at 6:00 pm in Room 123 of Rouss & Robertson Halls (McIntire School of Commerce).  The talk is co-sponsored by the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club (CAMBC).

Dr. Horton will talk about his recently completed Tour Divide, a ultra-cycling challenge to pedal solo and self-supported the length of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (2745mi)...as fast as possible. Hear about his fascinating trek and transitional journey from ultra runner to ultra mountain biker.  As part of Dr. Horton's presentation, we will have a moderated Q&A session, so you bring your questions!
Following the presentation, we plan to meet up for a social gathering/dinner at Mellow Mushroom Pizza on the University of Virginia "Corner".

We are asking for a donation of $5 to cover Horton's travel costs.  All lefttover proceeds will be donated to to a fund devoted to developing and maintaining the new Albemarle County park, the Patricia Ann Byrom Forrest Park.

Prior to the talk everybody is welcome to join Dr. Horton at a mountain bike group ride or trail run at Observatory Hill. Here's the schedule:

4pm  - Group Ride/Run: Meet at Blue Ridge Cyclery and ride at Observatory Hill
6pm -  Tour Divide Talk: Room 123, Rouss Hall,  McIntire School of Commerce, UVa
8pm -  Dinner social at Mellow Mushroom Pizza


Please comment on this post if you intend to come or RSVP to the Facebook event here.

More info about Tour Divide: http://tourdivide.org/
More info about CAMBC: http://www.cambc.org
Meeting spot for the ride: Blue Ridge Cyclery

Talk location:

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