One of our fellow outdoor enthusiasts & mountain bike racers, TJ Lupinacci, had a life-changing crash in a mountain bike event a year ago. TJ has a C5-C7 incomplete injury. He is a quadriplegic. No one knows if he will be able to ever walk unassisted again. Only time, prayers and lots of hard work will tell. He has a very difficult injury that comes with complications. He is currently working with multiple doctors and therapists trying to regain some of his mobility. He is a trooper and is fighting hard.
TJ was the Trail Steward of Knob Hills trail on Lake Grapevine. He won the DORBA Superdude Award in 2016 & 2017 for the most volunteer hours. If you're reading this, you've probably ridden or run on one of the trails he helped maintain. Let’s give back to someone who has given so much to our trails!
Due to the recent heavy rains & flooding in the DFW metroplex, our plans for a November fundraising event to benefit TJ have been put on hold. But as soon as the waters recede, and the trail dries out, we will open it up to a 30-day time period where you can record a lap of your fastest time and upload it to STRAVA (a free app). The virtual race will include categories for bikes and runners. Local shops will be providing swag for the winners, with custom awards by ReGeared. 100% of the proceeds will go to TJ and his family to help with the medical bills.
REGISTRATION is active and you can enter the event for free. Once you have entered, a confirmation email will be sent with details and the link to the GoFundMe website if ygou wish to make a donation. We will notify all racers when the 30 day window opens to go and record your fastest lap on STRAVA.