Contact: Dorothy Radlicz
(203) 562-9007 x838
NEW HAVEN, CONN. (Sept. 2, 2011) -- At least fifteen Team Chabaso bike riders are slated to test their mettle along with some of the best peddlers in Connecticut on Saturday, September 10th, when they join the first annual “Closer to Free” Bike Ride Fundraiser outside Yale Bowl for the benefit of the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. The goal of the ride is three-fold: to raise money for cancer-cure research, raise awareness of better cancer care throughout Connecticut, and for voluntary riders to test their endurance in pursuit of pure cycling enjoyment.
Team Chabaso is sponsored by Chabaso Bread Company, a popular New Haven artisan bakery. The team is captained by Chabaso’s founder and CEO Charlie Negaro, an avid cyclist. The team will traverse the scenic Connecticut coastline through twelve towns on a 100-mile route and back to the Yale Bowl complex where riders, volunteers and the public are invited to a celebration finale featuring refreshments and entertainment.
Chabaso will donate hundreds of loaves of bread to the post ride gathering. In addition, ride participants will enjoy plentiful samples of whole grain breads, a perfectly healthful and delicious accompaniment to the nutritional demands of competitive cycling both during and after what will be a challenging event for many riders.
Chabaso Bakery, a founding member of America’s Whole Grain Council, is one of the most celebrated artisan bakeries in the United States. A family-owned business founded in New Haven, they produce and distribute over two-dozen varieties of breads and rolls to fine, small food stores and major supermarket chains throughout New England, New Jersey, New York, and along the eastern seaboard.
Team Chabaso members rest after a recent practice ride through the scenic Italian countryside along the Apia Hadrian. Riders include, from the left, Tom McMackin, Chabaso team captain Charles Negaro, Elizabeth Magenheimer, Jeremiah Coffey and Nancy Dennett. For more information on donating to Smilow Cancer Hospital through Team Chabaso visit www.rideclosertofree.org
Chabaso Bakery was established in New Haven, Connecticut in 1995. The fledgling business was sustained by the local community who quickly recognized outstanding taste and bona fide quality. Using authentic old-world ovens, only the best natural ingredients and no trans-fats, founder Charles Negaro, and some very talented bakers, set out to match the best ciabattas, loaves, batards, rolls, Stix™, baguettes and boules in the world. Today Chabaso breads are available fresh every day in small food stores and large supermarket chains along the US east coast. For more information call (203) 562 9007, or visit online at www.chabaso.com