Visit our team website: www.TeamCatchTheSpider.com
We're a tiny but mighty Obliteride-focused team that's grassroots; our members are not tied to any particular business or other organization.
All Spiders (teammates) ride the 100-mile route, and each aims to raise at least $2,000 in donations.
Spider images can be found on Instagram (search: #TeamCatchTheSpider)
If you'd like to contribute funds to help us help Fred Hutch cure cancer faster, then please click on the orange "donate" button on this page (thank you!!).
100% of your donated funds go toward Fred Hutch's cancer-fighting efforts.
Before joining team Catch the Spider via the link on this page, please read the Join page on our team web site (www.TeamCatchTheSpider.com), and contact us through the form on that page.
Let's face it, the majority of us are at least a little uncomfortable with fundraising, and riding 100 miles is a significant challenge for most people. We Spiders commit to a level of performance that may be daunting in some ways to some people, but is hardly daunting as compared to what battlers of cancer endure.
Thus, in solidarity with cancer fighters, all Spiders gladly commit to: Registering for the 100-mile ride; Using best efforts to raise $2k+ in donations; Purchasing a Spider team jersey before 6/1/18 and wearing during the Obliteride...and doing their best to have fun along the way!
Why "Catch the Spider"?
The concept of team Catch the Spider was hatched out of admiration for the legendary bicycle frame builder Dario Pegoretti (links to details about Dario are available on the home page of our website: www.TeamCatchTheSpider.com)
Dario was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2007, and has waged his cancer battle while otherwise continuing to live life on his own terms.
One of Dario's bicycle frame paint designs - the inspiration for our team graphics - is called Catch the Spider. That name originated from a playful suggestion made to Dario by his assistant Pietro Pietricola as a tactic for how Dario might fight his cancer ("the spider" refers to Dario's cancer):
"Pietro said to me, 'drink a glass of wine and the spider will get drunk'” - Dario
- Thanks for helping us support Obliteride and Fred Hutch!!