Tour de Taylor: Cycling for Make-A-Wish

Consumers’ John Marshall, Scott Dobson, Scott Sylvester, and Ron Martin, all part of Team Taylor, are all smiles after completing the 2012 WAM300.

Consumers’ John Marshall, Scott Dobson, Scott Sylvester, and Ron Martin, all part of Team Taylor, are all smiles after completing the 2012 WAM300.

Several Kalamazoo area cyclists involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan through their Wish-A-Mile 300 Mile Bike Tour (WAM300) came together in 2007 to form Team Taylor. Named for Taylor Grainger, who passed away of cardiac arrest in 2007 at age 14, Team Taylor honors her life and giving spirit by raising funds so that sick kids and families may enjoy some “Wish” time.

Since 2008, Team Taylor has grown from seven cyclists to over 120 and has donated over $750,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan—that’s almost enough for 90 Wish Trips for sick kids and their families! In addition, Team Taylor has granted the wishes of seven local children and their families. Consumers has been a proud supporter of the Tour de Taylor’s annual fundraising efforts for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan for four years.

Join us for a beautiful tour through Southwest Michigan on Saturday, June 15, 2013. Pre-register online at www.TourdeTaylor.org. Registration opens at 7 am the day of the event, and the course will be open until 2 pm. The event is fun for the whole family no matter what your cycling experience, as you have the option of a 12 mile, 31 mile, or 62 mile (100k) course. Registration fee includes a fully catered brunch. We hope to see you there!

To learn more about Tour de Taylor or to donate to the team, please visit ConsumersCU.org/Information/Charities.

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