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Be The Match Cycling Challenge 2014

YOU have the power to CURE BLOOD CANCER!

Join a cycling community transplanting hope. Help patients with blood cancers like leukemia get the life-saving marrow transplant they need. All the money raised by this program will be used to add more marrow donors to the registry.

The Be The Match Cycling Challenge has a flexible structure to allow participation by teams and individuals from all over the world. You can sign up to help raise funds to add more donors to the registry or simply join us in the Savannah Century and part of your registration will be donated to Be The Match. 

To start fundraising:

Signing up is simple. Just click on the Join My Team button on the right and follow the instructions. This will get you registered and set up with a personal fundraising page. After you sign up, a Be The Match representative will be in touch with you to find out if you are starting a team, joining an existing team, or signing up as an individual. They will also answer all the questions you may have.

Participants who raise $500 or more will receive a custom Dri-Fit t-shirt.

New for 2014: The Historic Savannah Century

This year you will also be able to support Be The Match by joining us in the Historic Savannah Century. Saturday and Sunday August 30 and 31, Labor Day weekend, Savannah, GA. This awesome well supported flat scenic ride has over 1,000 participants and offers rides of various lengths on Saturday and Sunday. 

For more info and to sign up for the Savannah Century:  

Participation in the Savannah Century includes:

  • Hendrix Park Ride: Saturday (9 am)

Saturday's Hendrix Park Ride begins and ends at Hendrix Park in nearby Black Creek, GA, at 9 am. Located approximately 20 minutes from downtown Savannah, this casual, 'warm up' ride offers options of 31 and 51 miles and features views of scenic farmland. There is one rest stop on the 31 mile route. The 51 mile route includes an extra loop that doubles back by the rest stop and returns to Hendrix Park.

  • Sunday's Big Bridge Ride (8 am)

Sunday's Big Bridge Ride, which begins and ends at The Distillery Restaurant (416 W. Liberty St, Savannah, GA 31419), offers routes of 25, 37, 56, 69 and 101 miles. The 25 mile route spins over to the scenic Isle of Hope and features views of oaks and marinas and passes by two historic cemeteries. All other route options depart Savannah via the impressive Talmadge Memorial Bridge which spans the Savannah River. There are 7 rest stops on the century route, and they all offer water, sports drink, fruit, and a wide variety of both salty and sweet snacks.

  • Be The Match Cycling Challenge Dri-Fit Shirt
  • Donation to Be The Match

Questions? Contact Jessica Parks: (404) 858-9709,

Donations by check can be mailed to: Jessica Parks, Be The Match SE Recruitment & Community Development AE, 315 West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Suite 710, Decatur, GA 30030, please indicate if you are donating to a specific individual or team.

Current teams, team captains, and funds raised to date:

  • Lifeblood: Bob Falkenberg (Ponte Vedra, FL)      $600                            
  • Spandex Saves Lives: Annie Lipsitz (Washington D.C.)           $25
  • Velo Marrow: Justin Watson (Santa Ana, CA)
  • The E Team: Laura Hudlow (Atlanta, GA)                                 
  • Day Patterson (Atlanta, GA)                                                          
  • David Edgerton (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Ahmed Zobi
  • Sean Stapleton

Past fundraising results: 

  • 2012:   $8.022
  • 2013: $13,081
Be The Match Cycling Challenge 2014 Raised
David Edgerton $0.00
Karen Falkenberg $0.00
Katie Falkenberg $0.00
Marie Falkenberg $0.00
William Falkenberg $0.00
William C Falkenberg $0.00
Laura Hudlow $0.00
Chuck Klaniecki $0.00
Annie Lipsitz $275.00
Day Patterson $0.00
Jacki Reich $0.00
Sean Stapleton $0.00
Justin Watson $0.00
Ahmed Zobi $0.00
Team Gifts $400.00
Denotes a Team Captain