Subaru CASA Cycling Challenge
- Dates: 8/7/2021, 8/8/2021
- Time: 10:00 AM to 10:00 AM
- Price: The registration fee ($80 per team member, $160 for solo rider) includes one ankle strap for each individual or team (only one member of a team may ride on the track at any given time, so teams will share one ankle strap); meals, and food and drink for riders at our 24-hour SAG stop. T-shirts can be purchased for $10. Non-rider food ticket can be purchased for $25 per person.
The Subaru CASA Cycling Challenge is an extreme event that allows individuals and teams to test their endurance over a 24-hour period while raising funds for children in need. By popular demand, it is held each year at the Subaru of Indiana Automotive test track in Lafayette. The 2021 Challenge will begin at 10:00am on Saturday Aug.7 and conclude at 10:00am Sunday Aug.8, 2021.
The 2-mile test track is the second longest track in Indiana - only the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is longer! The test track provides a safe environment, especially for night-time riding, with no motorized traffic or other hazards associated with rides on public roads. The track is part of an area designated by the National Wildlife Federation as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat, which provides a unique environment for the epic bike ride.
Electronic lap-counting and timing services will be provided. For individual riders it is a race against the clock to see who can reach their personal mileage goal. The three men and three women accumulating the most miles in 24 hours will be recognized at a brief awards ceremony at the track immediately after the ride concludes. For teams (from 2 to 12 riders), the ride is like a relay, with only one member of a team on the track at a time. The three teams with the most miles will also be recognized for their efforts.
The Subaru CASA Challenge benefits the CASAs for Kids Fund. This fund supports the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program in its efforts to enrich the lives of abused and neglected children in Tippecanoe County. Personal fundraising pages are available for participants. Riders are encouraged to get sponsors to raise more money for the fund. A perpetual plaque contains the Top Fundraisers. And the $1,000 club of individuals who raised more than $1,000 receive Grand Champion bike jerseys – over 20 riders earned these last year and they are worn with pride.
Corporations are encouraged to become sponsors and to have teams of riders.