The WAVE Foundation’s Sharon Anderson, Peter Verbrugge and Elizabeth Salvo had the opportunity to meet last week with Ilene Stohl from the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV). We were excited to learn about education and awareness programs currently being implemented at the state level. Ilene sent us away with our minds buzzing with ideas and our arms loaded with t-shirts, postcards and adorable informational stickers. Check out WSCADV’s healthy relationship blog at http://canyourelate.org/category/love-like-this/. You will see some cool cats in action! Literally!
Vietnam Explorer Tour
February 15th – March 1st
Pricing $2950-$3900 (depending on sign-ups)
The WAVE Foundation is very excited to offer it’s very first international bike tour to the bicycle-friendly country of Vietnam. This tour is produced by the internationally renowned tour company, Pedaltours NZ, and marketed by TWF. This coed tour will include a visit with a local NGO, CSAGA, who support over 20 different domestic violence groups across the country. It’s open to all riders so bring those husbands, siblings, kids and partners along. It’s going to be an amazing experience!
This company ran a decade of over a dozen succesful tours via Cascade Bicycle Club’s International tours program. For this new TWF Vietnam tour we offer terrific group pricing discounts (up to 22% off their regular price) plus TWF Board President Sharon Anderson will be participating. And the best part is that a portion of rider fees go back to TWF. Pedaltours also employs a fantastic local tour outfit to help run this on the ground. You’ll be amazed at their high level of customer service and professionalism.
Our new “Braking the Cycle” campaign got off to a colorful start with 388 of our riders placing their vibrant stickers on our Verizon banner. Thank you for participating! As of this writing, 83 of you have made it to our website and kept your promise to learn more about domestic violence. We are counting promises kept! So if you haven’t yet had the chance to fulfill your promise, please visit our “Braking the Cycle” page and keep your promise today!
Congratulations to our Verizon winners of the Seahawk’s football and mini-helmet!
Issaquah High School’s Caelene Tse won the Cliff Avril signed football!
Alyssa Rusch from the UW’s AXO sorority won the Cliff Avril signed mini-helmet!
Our deepest gratitude to for their support of this educational program.
You have probably heard about Cycling Attorney John Duggan, as he supports many cycling events, teams and non-profit organizations throughout the Puget Sound region. While John is a champion for local cyclists, did you know that his wife Julie has been a key member of the Wave Event Team since its inception? If you ever ordered a WAVE jersey or arm warmer, then it’s Julie who takes care of the process.
“I absolutely love meeting the riders of Cycle the WAVE. Our ‘jersey booth’
is always busy on ride day with wonderful women of all ages and fitness levels! It warms my heart when I see Cycle the WAVE jerseys from all the years in many of the Seattle area organized rides throughout the cycling season. Our jerseys and arm warmers always get compliments and help us to bring attention to our cause. I love my ‘job’!” Julie Duggan
Although they support numerous cyclists, teams and events, working together to support Cycle the WAVE has always been a top priority for the Duggan family.
“It’s one of our favorite events on the cycling calendar, not only providing riders of all levels a fabulous and safe riding experience, but also giving back much needed funds to local Domestic Violence causes… It’s a total win-win for everyone and we have so much fun working together on the event”. John Duggan
Look for Puget Sound’s “first family” of cycling, John and Julie Duggan, at the finish line WAVE boutique booth!
Seattle MINI is proud to be the Official Vehicle of the 2015 Cycle the Wave.
“We like grass roots events where our contribution has a big impact” said Seattle MINI Manager Richard Stone. “This event has it all!” Seattle MINI looks for ways to help the community throughout the year and this is one event we are very proud to be a part off.
“You’ll see us out on the course again this year as we support the Seattle MINI Motor On! Team. Yes, we are the guys handing out Ice Creams along the way. Be sure to stop by our Event Tent on the day and collect some goodies and high fives”.