The NoTubes/Corning Race Team is more than just a group of cyclists interested in racing, we are also involved in our community.
From 2009 - 2011, members of the team delivered meals to seniors participating in the Meals on Wheels program.
Race team member Tom Allen delivering a meal
We have participated in a number of events and fundraising activities that benefitted our area's organizations.
- We helped to store or rehabilitate nearly 50 bikes for local children and adults. These bikes were used by the adults for commuting to their jobs while the bikes for the children were given out at a raffle for use in play and riding to school. This event was sponsored by the Southern Tier Bicycle League, in which the Corning/NoTubes Race Team takes an active role.
- Supported a number of local cycling events raising money for local the Chemung County Meals on Wheels organization. In addition to a local Time Trial in Downtown Elmira, riders also showed up for the Ride for Fun and health.
- Volunteered during the Wineglass Marathon to guide runners through the Town of Painted Post and Corning City on the way to the finish line.
- Put on the Corning Circuit Race for the first time in 2008 and continued in 2009 through 2011. Included in the activities of the day were a kid's safety clinic and helmet fitting with safety equipment given away for free. We also put on several races for children of all ages.
Two of our participants in the kid's races (Photo courtesy Michael Zollo Photgraphy)
- Presented checks to the Corning Meals on Wheels and Chemung County Meals on Wheels organizations in 2008 and 2009 and presented another in 2010 to the Josh Palmer Fund. In 2011, we presented a check to the IDEAS foundation and presented two checks to the Corning Area Youth Center and Elmira Southside Community Center. All of these contributions were made using proceeds from the Corning Circuit Race. In total, $10,050 has been donated back to our local community via this event.
Dan Reed and Brian Klotz (Corning Circuit Race Director and Promoter, Far Left and Far Right) present a check for $1,550 to the Southside Community Center in Elmira, NY in 2011