The Subaru CASA Cycling Challenge:
24 Hours on the Test Track
Raising funds to support the abused and neglected children of Tippecanoe County
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To see a list of all riders, go to "Sponsor a Rider" and in the first name space, type _ and then hit return.
The 2016 Subaru CASA Cycling Challenge took place August 13-14, 2016 at the Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. test track in Lafayette. The Challenge is an extreme event that allows individuals and teams to test their endurance over a 24-hour period while raising funds to support the CASAs for Kids Fund.
Thanks to our riders, sponsors, donors, and many volunteers, this year’s ride brought in over $125,000 for abused and neglected children! And we had 26 Grand Champions who each raised more than $1,000 and so earned a CASA Grand Champ bike jersey. Those jerseys will be worn with pride!
Forty-teams teams and twenty-six solo riders participated (and three virtual riders), with 354 total riders. Riders and teams ranged from hard-core cyclists to those just along for a fun ride to help abused & neglected kids. Sportstats provided electronic lap-counting and timing services with live on-site results as well as live results online so people could follow their favorite rider or team from anywhere! And the decorated CASA bike ridden by CASA staff, volunteers, and supporters was again a big hit – it is all about the kids!
For individual riders it was a race against the clock to see who could reach their personal mileage goal. Stephen Strayer completed 232 laps – for a total of 464 miles in 24 hours! Molly Cripe Birt was the female champion with 324 miles. For teams, the ride is like a relay, with only one member of a team on the track at a time. The top mileage team was Team CAT who compiled 247 laps for 494 miles. Find all the 2016 results from Sportstats at Sports Stats.
Photos can be accessed on the following links: CASA photographs
and more CASA photographs
Thanks to Bob Bauman and Brent Russell for taking the pictures – and to Bob for the great print hung in the food tent.
We are grateful to Subaru of America and Subaru of Indiana Automotive as our presenting sponsors. SIA once again went above and beyond to host a great event. They are a true partner in this. Alcoa, Inc. fielded 4 teams, staffed the West Gate for the entire event, provided great spectators, and amazing financial support. Caterpillar had 3 teams, many other companies had teams – and both Lafayette Police as well as West Lafayette Police teams participated!
CASAs for Kids Fund is happy to raise funds to support the wonderful work of Tippecanoe CASA and the children they serve.
Check out all our Top Fundraisers in the box to the right. The Top Team fundraisers were St. Tom’s Boiler Catholics, CrossFit Uncommon and Younger Life. The Top 3 Individual fundraisers were Father Patrick Baikauskas, Dave Kuykendall and Kathy Coomey. Thank you so much!
And you can still donate – click General Donation tab or sponsor a rider or mail a donation to
CASAs for Kids Fund
Attn: Subaru CASA Cycling Challenge
PO Box 4074
Lafayette, IN 47903
An easy way to raise more money for CASA is to have dinner &/or ice cream at Culver’s. We get 10% of all sales on the evening of Wednesday, September 21st.
September 21 – CASA NIGHT – 5:00pm -8:00 pm
340 N. Creasy Lane
Thanks to all!!! Please plan to join us in August 2017 for the next cycle challenge!!!!