As the races and events are being organized for 2011, BigDaveSports is working in several programs that will give back to the community and help build the future of the sport.

First, in the Kentuckiana Spring Race Series, with the help of various sponsors, entry fees for Category 4 (beginner) Women will only be $5 with no late fees.  This is in an attempt to get more women out to try bike racing.  In addition, through the same sponsors, the top 3 Category 1/2/3 Women will have the same prize payouts as the top 3 Category 1/2/3 Men.  Though the fields are not equal in size, this offers equal rewards to the women who put in the hard work to reach the podium in their race.

For the kids, we have two programs in the works.  First, at the Devou Park Summer Race Series, we are arranging to have a food vendor at all of the races, selling freshly grilled foods and then donating a portion of their sales to the Lionhearts Junior Racing Team.  These kids are the future of the sport and have a great opportunity with the Lionhearts.  We need to make sure they have the support the need to keep their program going.

The other program in the works will be part of the Midwest Regional Masters Championship Event.  This event will be a unique 3 races in 3 states on 2 days to award 4 championships to riders from 12 different states across the Midwest.  BigDaveSports will be donating $1 from each race entry to help needy children obtain school supplies.  Sponsors will also have an opportunity to help with this program by agreeing to do either a “Match”, “Match with Cap” or “Flat Donation”.  Riders will also have the option to make a donation of their own when they register for the event.  With an expected 700+ registered riders for the weekend, this program could easily bring in a couple thousand dollars just in time for the start of the 2011-2012 school year.