In August of 2001, NCVC teammate Ed Sander passed away following a tragic training accident. In remembrance of Ed, NCVC hosts bicycling events on the grounds of Ed’s former employer, Lilypons Water Gardens. Proceeds from these events go into a college scholarship fund that was established eight years ago for Ed’s only son, Chris. This year, NCVC/UnitedHealth Group will be holding its Ed Sander Cyclocross Race on Sunday, September 26th at Lilypons near Frederick, MD. Check out this video of last year’s elite race on the course:

In addition to promoting the race, which includes a “Little Belgians” race for young kids (, NCVC, as it has in prior years, will be raffling off a new cyclocross bike to raise additional funds for the scholarship fund. This year the bike is a 2011 Specialized CruX Comp. Tickets are $10 each and only 300 tickets will be sold. All net proceeds from the race and all proceeds from the raffle will go to benefit the scholarship fund established on behalf of Ed’s son.

You can register for the race at:

And you can buy your raffle tickets and find more information regarding the bike at:

Thanks in advance for your support.

NCVC/UnitedHealth Group