It’s an event that draws professional cyclists from all around the world, but a change intended to bring the world’s best riders to this year’s Cascade Cycling Classic had some unintended consequences.
Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker looks at why, when it comes to pay, men and women are not on the same playing field.
***THURSDAY NIGHT UPDATE – Combined with the more than $5k raised by the GoFundMe campaign, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and the Nicole Reinhardt Fund kicked in more than $10k to officially equalize the purses for both men and women for all stages of this week’s Cascade Cycling Classic.
Housing can be difficult to find on an average day in Bend, but when you have hundreds of riders looking for housing for days on end it can be both difficult and expensive. Teams in town for the Cascade Cycling Classic this week often turn to kind families willing to open up their homes to house them for the duration of the event.
Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker spoke with a family that is hosting members of the Hanger 15 Cycling Team, and two of the riders themselves.
Athletes Without Limits Founder Barry Holman tells the story behind his nonprofit organization and why he chose Central Oregon for their headquarters. It all started with one athlete who wouldn’t let intellectual disability stand in the way of his quest to become a world champion! Find out more about this amazing program and how you can get involved.