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Sponsored by:


With Assistance From:

Thanks to:

Federal Government and Departments

State Governments and Departments

City Governments and Departments

Advocacy Groups

Bicycle Clubs

Rotary Clubs

Major Support From:

Alpha Q, Memphis TN, 800.355.8783
Cane Creek, Fletcher NC, 800.234.2725
Cascade Designs, Seattle WA, 800.531.9531
Channel Islands Bicycle CLub, Oxnard, CA
DeFeet, Hildebran NC, 800.688.3067
Dumonde Tech, Portland OR, 888.609.4467
Garmin International, Olathe KS, 913.397.8200
Inertia Designs, Santa Barbara CA, 805.965.6922
Inside Track, Ventura CA, 805.643.1104
Mavericks Gym, Ventura CA, 805.644.9561
Mountain Hardware, Richmond CA 800.953.8375
MSR, Seattle WA, 800.531.9531
Open Air Bicycle Shop, Ventura CA 805.653.1100
Patagonia, Ventura CA, 805.667.4852
Rotary Club of Ventura California
Rotary Club of Ojai California
Therm-a-Rest, Seattle WA, 800.531.9531

Major Public Support From:

Andreas Jovén, Frillesås Sweden
Anne Snelling, Hood River OR
Barry Duell, Meridian MS
Bill Conway, McGehee AR
Bill Dexter, Birmingham AL
Cathy Stevens, Bainbridge FL
Chris Roewe, Kelso WA
Chris Yerger, Flagstaff AZ
Chrissi Hernandez, Santa Monica CA
Christina Smith, Brooklyn NY
Corley Clifton, Oklahoma City OK
Dan McFadden, Ft. Meyer FL
Dee Montero, San Francisco CA
Drake Hunter, Cheyenne WY
Doug Hamilton, San Francisco CA
Emmy Oberg, Portland OR
Evan O’Toole, Laramie WY
Frank Spada and Grace Chang, Santa Barbara CA
Frankie Glass and Jim Steinmeyer, Burbank CA
Gary Cohn, Port Angeles WA
George Plomarity, Ventura CA
Jeff Carl, Indianapolis IN
Joe McNeil, Ventura CA
John Leofdky, Montgomery AL
Kate Watterman, Charlestown RI
Kati Gosnell, Tallahassee FL
Kati Halmos, Olympia WA
Kenny Groober, McGehee AR
Kenny Randal, Marysville WA
Kourtney Kemp, Seattle WA
Lacy Sereduk, Boise ID
Lauren Bookatz, Denver CO
Lizzie Wright, Jackson MS
Lori Goodman, Tampa FL
Mary Jane Constantin, Bucklin KS
Mike Bennett, Ventura CA
Melissa Davlin, Twin Falls ID
Pam Handly, Evanston WY
Phillip Doiron, Greenville MS
Richard Stotts, Alam AR
Robert Friberg, Halland Sweden
Steve Compas, El Portal FL
Susan Alman, Little Rock AR
The Burtons, Ventura CA
The Crokes, Greely CO
The Finnimores, Bath ME
The Frasers, South Pasadena CA
The Kennedys, Ventura CA
The Meisters, Wrappingers Falls, NY
The Mettys, Pleasant Valley NY
The Penttilas, Albuquerque NM
The Randals, Tulalip WA
The Reinfords, Souderton PA
The Sweitzers, Mount Pleasant PA
The Tibbetts, Indianapolis IN
Walt Rowden, Morrilton AR
William McKinley Elementary, Indianapolis IN

Assistance From & Special Thanks To:

Albuquerque NM, City Department of Municipal Development, Roland Penttila
Albuquerque NM, PE Teacher Chelwood Elementary, Extreme Athlete, Tim Walsh
Albuquerque NM, President Bike Albuquerque Club, Ben Savoca
Albuquerque NM, President New Mexico Touring Society, Bill Thompson
Bath ME, American Heart Association Youth Market Director, Nici Carbone
Bath ME, Principal Fisher Mitchell Elementary, Dr. Rita Perron
Boise ID, Rotary Club President Jack Cafferty
Boston MA, American Heart Association Advocacy Director, Alyson Perron
Boston MA, City Councilor, Michael Ross
Boston MA, Director of Athletics Wheelock College, Diana Cutaia
Boston MA, Executive Manager Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, Colleen Krum
Boston MA, Marketing Director Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, Barbara Libbey
Boston MA, Massachusetts State Representative, Steven LeDuc
Boston MA, Massachusetts State Senator, Thomas McGee
Boston MA, Media Relations Specialist Public School District, Jonathan Palumbo
Boston MA, Principal Mather Elementary, Alenor Williams
Bridgeport OH, Principal Bridgeport Elementary, Richard Everson
Bridgeport OH, Principal Bridgeport Middle School, Kamaron Sabinski
Brooklyn NY, PE Teacher Philip Livingston Elementary, Don
Camarillo CA, American Heart Association Division Director, Joan Anderson
Cheyenne WY, American Heart Association, Youth Market Vice President, Drake Hunter
Cheyenne WY, Mayor Jack Spiker
Cheyenne WY, Police Department, Officer Sims
Columbus OH, Administrative Aid to State Senator Morano, Shana Weber
Columbus OH, General Manager Courtyard by Marriott, Mike Kimberline
Columbus OH, Legislative Aide to State Senator Fedor, William Froehlich
Columbus OH, Ohio State Senate Democratic Leader, Teresa Fedor
Columbus OH, Ohio State Senator, Jason Wilson
Columbus OH, Administrative Aid to State Senator Wilson, Alyson Petonic
Columbus OH, Ohio State Senator, Sue Morano
Columbus OH, Principal Parsons Elementary, Candace Nespeca
Denver CO, American Heart Association, Office Manager, Alexandra Hall
Guthrie OK, Astronaut, John B Herrington
Idaho Springs CO, Extreme Pro-Athlete Marshall Ulrich
Indianapolis IN, American Heart Association Advocacy Director, Daniel Patterson
Indianapolis IN, American Heart Association VP of Youth Marketing, Cheryl Carlson
Indianapolis IN, City Department of Transportation, Ronetia Spalding
Indianapolis IN, City Transportation Planning, Amy Inman
Indianapolis IN, Indiana Department of Transportation, Ray Irvin
Indianapolis IN, President of the Central Indiana Bicycle Association, Nancy Tibbett
Indianapolis IN, Principal William McKinley Elementary, Linda Burchfield
Jackson MS, American Heart Association , Youth Market Director, Michele Markow
Jefferson City MO, American Heart Association Advocacy Director, Bonnie Linhardt
Jefferson City MO, Lobbyist Missouri Bike Federation, James Farrell
Jefferson City MO, Missouri Department of Transportation Sr. Transportation Planner, Caryn Giarratano
Jefferson City MO, Missouri Lieutenant Governor’s Chief of Staff, Benjamin Jones
Jefferson City MO, Missouri State Representative Majority Floor Leader, Tom Dempsey
Jefferson City MO, Missouri State Representative, Mike Sutherland
Jefferson City MO, Missouri State Representative, Neil St. Onge
Jefferson City MO, Missouri State Representative, Shannon Cooper
Jefferson City MO, Missouri State Representative, Steve Hunter
Jefferson City MO, Missouri State Representative, TD El-Amin
Jefferson City MO, Missouri State Senator, Robert Mayer
Jefferson City MO, Speaker of the House of Representative, Rod Jetton
Jefferson City MO, The Giddens & Russell Group, Nancy Giddens
Kansas City MO, American Heart Association Communications, Lora Gorr
Kansas City MO, Board Member Missouri Bike Federation, Eric Rodgers
Kansas City MO, City Chief Environmental Officer, Dennis Murphey
Kansas City MO, City Communications Office, Lisa Czubak
Kansas City MO, City’s Office of Environmental Quality, Jerry Shechter
Kansas City MO, Communications Public School District, Michelle Cowthran
Kansas City MO, Director Mid-America Regional Council, Aaron Bartlett
Kansas City MO, Director of Communications Public School District, Ari Bottorff
Kansas City MO, Jackson County MO Legislator, Mid-America Regional Council, Scott Burnett
Kansas City MO, Mayor, Mark Funkhouser
Kansas City MO, President Kansas City Bicycle Club, Cheryel Cross
Kansas City MO, Principal Whittier Elementary, Mrs. Osborn
Kansas City MO, Teacher Whittier Elementary, Ellen Brown
Little Rock AR, American Heart Association, Communications Director, Terri Clark
Little Rock AR, American Heart Association, Youth Market Director, Brian Muldrow
Little Rock AR, State Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator, Bud Lamer
McGehee AR, Mayor Jack May
Miami FL, Rotary Club President, Cory Gittner
Morrilton AR, Former Mayor Stewart Nelson
Morrilton AR, Mayor Bobby Kirby
Morrilton AR, Rotary Club President, Frank LeBlanc
New Haven CT, Assistant Director of Comprehensive Planning, Michael J Piscitelli
New Haven CT, Board of Alderman, Roland Lemar
New Haven CT, Chief Administrative Officer, Rob Smuts
New Haven CT, PE Teacher Worthington Hooker Elementary, Kathy Miranda
North Bay Village FL, Police Department, Chief of Police, Roland Pandolfi
North Bay Village FL, Police Department, Officer Gittner
Ojai CA, Manager Robobank, Cari Guerrero
Olema CA, Board President League of American Bicyclist, Amanda Eichstaedt
Oklahoma City OK, American Heart Association, Government Affairs Director, Wes Glinsmann
Oklahoma City OK, American Heart Association, Youth Market Director, Jennifer Jones
Olympia WA, Principal of Garfield Elementary, Bob Hodges
Philadelphia PA, City Bike & Pedestrian Coordinator, Deborah Schaaf
Philadelphia PA, City Planning Commission, Anthony Santaniello
Philadelphia PA, General Manager Independence Best Western, Jessica Morris
Philadelphia PA, PE Teacher McCall Elementary, Mark Seiks
Port Angeles WA, Rotary Club of Port Angeles
Salt Lake City UT, American Heart Association, Communications Director, Jennifer Merback
Santa Barbara CA, VP of Pacific Capital Bancorp, Randy Weiss
Searsport ME, Principal of Searsport Elementary, Janice Toomey
Seattle WA, American Heart Association, Communications Director, Francesca Fabile
Seattle WA, Teacher, Academy of Arts & Sciences, Miranda Roth
St. Louis MO, Assistant Manager Adam’s Mark Hotel, Greg Miller
St. Louis MO, Assistant to the General Manager Adam’s Mark Hotel, Kathy Dawson
St. Louis MO, City Bike & Pedestrian Coordinator, Kathy Hail
St. Louis MO, Principal Shenandoah Elementary, Sonya Wayne
Steuben ME, 5th grade teacher for Ell Louis Elementary, Cathy Ayers
Tallahassee FL, American Heart Association, Communications Director, Emily Read
Tallahassee FL, American Heart Association, Youth Market Director, Melissa Worrell
Tampa FL, American Heart Association, Youth Market Director, Jennifer Waite
Ventura CA, Principal Will Rogers Elementary, Patricia Short


"About Chris" written by Dee Montero with contribution from Alice Kaminski
"Mission" written by Randy Weiss of Pacific Capital Bancorp
American Heart Association liaison is Eric Batch
Bicycle mechanic and consulting by Michale Bennett
Fisical Sponsorship by Public Health Foundation Enterprise
Cycle For Heart Myspace site designed Linda Kreider
Logo by Chrissi Hernandez
Portrait of Chris by Holly Meister
Sponsorship Proposal co-written and edited by Randy Weiss of Pacific Capital Bancorp
Web site design and web hosting by Tony Fraser

Major Lodging Support From:

Adams Mark Hotel, St. Louis MO, 314.241.7400
Best Western Independence Hotel, Philadelphia PA, 215.922.4443
Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, Boston MA, 617.426.2000
Courtyard by Marriott, Columbus OH, 614.228.3200
Holliday Inn Express, Rawlins WY, 877.863.4780
Holliday Inn Hotel, Cheyenne WY, 877.863.4780
Hotel Brunswick, Kingman AZ, 928.718.1800
New Haven Hotel, New Haven CT, 203.498.3100
Peacock House, Lubec ME, 207.733.2403
Perry Hotel, Salt Lake City UT, 801.521.4300
California RV Resort, Acton CA, 888.787.8386
Country Inn Motel, Marion KS, 620.382.2147
KOA, Gallup NM, 505.722.2333
KOA, Needles CA, 760.326.4207
KOA, Richmond IN, 765.962.1219
Motel 6, Barstow CA, 760.256.1752
Motel 6, Jefferson City MO, 573.634.4220
Searsport Shores Campground, Searsport ME, 207.548.6659
Fire Department, Brooksville FL
Fire Department, Chiefland FL
Fire Department, Demopolis AL
Fire Department, Fanning Springs FL
Fire Department, Garden City KS
Fire Department, Kingfisher OK
Fire Department, Pine Bluff FL
Fire Department, Taylor County FL
Fishermans Hospital, Marathon FL

Commercial Support:

Best Western, Seekonk MA, 508.336.4927
Big Shark Bicycle Company, St. Louis MO, 314.862.1188
Burnettes Trailer & Tent, Cape Neddick ME, 207.363.4756
Carolyn’s Restaurant, Arlington KS, 620.538.4711
Charlie Gitto’s Restaurant, St. Louis MO, 314.772.8898
Comfort Inn & Suites, Kansas City MO, 816.472.8808
Courtyard by Marriott, Springfield OH, 937.471.9008
Gallup Waypoints, Gallup NM
Harbor Haus Inn, Herman MO, 573.486.2222
Hot Rod Café, Kingman AZ, 928.718.0038
KOA, Casey IL, 217.932.5319
KOA, Grants NM, 505.722.2333
KOA, Seligman AZ, 928.422.3358
KOA, Tucumcari NM, 505.461.1841
Laci’s Country Inn, Knob Noster MO, 660.563.4005
Main Street Market, Bucklin KS, 620.826.9860
Melody Acres Campground, Hutchinson KS, 620.665.5048
Mollies Cafe, Snowville UT, 435-872-8295
Motel 6, Winslow AZ, 928.289.9581
Pleasant View Motel, Greensburg KS, 620.723.2105
Red Roof Inn, Zanesville OH, 740.453.6300
Sands Motel, Dalhart TX, 806.244.4568
Santa Rosa Campground, Santa Rosa NM, 505.472.3126
Sleep Inn, Carlisle PA, 717.249.8863
Star Crest Motel, Plains KS, 620.563.7252
Super 8 Motel, Lancaster PA, 717.393.8888
The Bike Shop, Key West FL, 305.294.1073
The Fireside Restaurant, Burrton KS, 620.463.2005
The Mountain Works Bicycle Shop, La Grande OR, 541.963.3220
Travel Lodge, Vandalia IL, 618.283.2363
Two Wheel Drive, Albuquerque NM, 505.243.8443
Wheeling Inn, Wheeling WV, 304.232.8787

Public Support:

Adventure Cycling Association, Missoula, MT
Aaron Tarfman, Portland OR
Alexandra Hall, Denver CO
Alice Kaminski, Chicago IL
Amanda Hattrup, Ventura CA
Andrea Barkan, Ventura CA
Andrew Morgan, Monterey CA
Ari Bottorff, Kansas City MO
Arkansas Bicycle Club, Little Rock AR
Arthur Seifert , Camarillo CA
Barbara Libbey, Boston MA
Ben Savoca, Albuquerque NM
Betty Donohoe, Riverwoods, IL
Bike Albuquerque, Albuquerque NM
Bill Thompson, Albuquerque NM
Rotary Club of Boise Metro, Boise ID
Bonnie Linhardt, Jefferson City MO
Brian Muldrow, Little Rock AR
Burton Aldrich, Sugarloaf Key FL
Capitol City Cyclist, Tallahassee FL
Catherine Eyer, Woodward OK
Caryn Giarratano, Jefferson City MO
Central Indiana Bicycling Association, Indianapolis IN
Charlie Kirry, Olympia WA
Cheryl Cross, Kansas City MO
Cris Waite-Morgan, Key West FL
Dale Jaedtke, Ventura CA
Eric Rodgers, Kansas City MO
Erik Nagy, Ventura CA
Heather Johnson, Boonton NJ
Holly Meister, Wrappingers Falls NY
James Farrell, Jefferson City MO
Jessica Morris, Philadelphia PA
Jim Britt, Little Rock AR
Jim Higdon, Tallahassee FL
John Herndon, Oak View CA
Kansas City Bicycle Club, Kansas City MO
Karen Loewen, Tallahassee FL
Mary Louise Edwards, London United Kingdom
Missouri Bicycle Federation
Michele Markow, Jackson MS
Mike Um, Ozark AL
Narragansett Bay Wheelmen, Providence RI
New Mexico Touring Society, Albuquerque NM
New York City Cycling Club, Manhattan NY
Ohio Bicycle Federation, Xenia OH
Rick Smith, San Jose CA
Ron Paneboeuf, Albuquerque NM
Rotary Club of Boise Metro, Boise ID
Rotary Club of Camarillo Breakfast, Camarillo CA
Rotary Club of Evanston, Evanston WY
Rotary Club of Greenville, Greenville MS
Rotary Club of Kelso, Kelso WA
Rotary Club of Key West Sunrise in the Conch Republic, Key West FL
Rotary Club of McGehee, McGehee AR
Rotary Club of Miami, Miami FL
Rotary Club of Miami Beach, Miami Beach FL
Rotary Club of Morrilton, Morrilton AR
Rotary Club of Port Angeles, Port Angeles WA
Rotary Club of South Puget Sound, Olympia WA
Rotary Club of San Francisco
Rotary Club of Simi Valley, Simi Valley CA
Rotary Club of Sunset Rotary, Tallahassee FL
Rotary Club of University Sunrise, Seattle WA
Scott Jameson, Seattle WA
Shana Weber, Columbus Ohio
Steinar Smith, Gallup NM
Steve Dick, Valencia, CA
Stewart Nelson, Morrilton AR
Tasha Olsen, Brigham City UT
Terri Bailey, Oklahoma City OK
The Brunners, Mohnton PA
The Bakers, Lubec ME
The Blodgetts, Arlington KS
The Burnetts, Arlington KS
The Gittners, Miami FL
The Goodwins, Camarillo CA
Thunderhead Alliance, Washington DC
Tim Walsh, Albuquerque NM
Travis Pall, Seattle WA

Schools & After School Programs:

Academy of Arts & Sciences, Seattle WA
Bain Elementary, Cheyenne WY
Boys & Girls Club, Morrilton AR
Bridgeport Elementary/Middle School, Bridgeport OH
Bucklin Elementary, Bucklin KS
Chelwood Elementary, Albuquerque NM
Daisy Bates Elementary, Little Rock AR
Desoto Trail Elementary, Tallahassee FL
Dozier Elementary, Montgomery AL
Eastside Elementary, Clinton MS
Edison Elementary, Salt Lake City UT
Ella Louis School, Steuben ME, 207.546.2430
Fullbright Elementary, Little Rock AR
Garfield Elementary, Olympia WA
Fisher Mitchell Elementary, Bath ME
Mather Elementary School Boston MA
McCall Elementary Philadelphia PA
McCormick Junior High, Cheyenne WY
Neighborhood House, Salt Lake City UT
Parson Elementary, Columbus OH
Philip Livingston Elementary, Brooklyn NY
Potter Street Elementary, Bainbridge GA
Pride Elementary, Tampa FL
Searsport Elementary, Searsport ME
Shenandoah Elementary School, St. Louis MO
Stonegate Elementary, Oklahoma City, OK
Taft Elementary, Boise ID
Theodore Herzl Elementary, Denver CO
Thonotosassa Elementary, Thonotosassa FL
Timberline High School, Olympia WA
Treasure Island Elementary, Miami FL
Village East Elementary, Denver CO
Whittier Elementary, Kansas City MO
Will Rogers Elementary, Ventura CA
William McKinley Elementary, Indianapolis IN
Worthington Hooker Elementary, New Haven CT
YMCA, Greenville MS