With the 2007 cycling season wrapped up, the final numbers are in for Team Colavita/Sutter Home cyclist Tina Pic.
Thanks to Sutter Home Winery, Pic rode a Blue Competition Cycles Team Issue bicycle during the 2007 season, and for every mile raced on the custom-painted pink bike, City of Hope – a leading research, treatment and education institution for cancer and other life-threatening diseases – will receive a dollar. For every race won, Sutter Home committed $1,000 to the organization.
Pic finished the season with 16 first-place finishes, in addition to putting 3,550 miles on her pink bike, bringing the total raised to nearly $20,000. With support from the Sutter Home staff and its Recipe to Ride program, the donation hit the $20,000 mark on the nose.
“We are very proud to support City of Hope’s efforts to make breast cancer not only treatable but curable and preventable through our cycling partnership,” said Wendy Nyberg, Sutter Home’s senior director of marketing. “Sutter Home has embraced cycling and expanded our commitment to the women’s team. These women have competed all season, and to be able to share in their successes and their dedication to a cause such as this one is a unique opportunity.”