Team Cránk started in August 2011 when a group of local Portland-area cyclists got together and decided to form a team with a focus on racing, community service, and supporting new racers. Since we started, our teammates have raced 145 times at Oregon Bicycle Racing Association events around the state.
The motto of Team Cránk is Anyone Can. Our purpose as a team and community of riders is to make it easier for anyone to ride bicycles, for anyone to win, for anyone to join, for anyone to help out. Our focus is not just on racing bikes, though it is a major element of what brings us together. Since our team’s inception in August 2011, we have held fundraisers and events supporting organizations like Walk!Bike!Vote! and Bike Train PDX.
We aim to catalyze involvement with efforts that make lives better, with a particular interest in youth. Our community partnerships with local school districts and after school programs like Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) provide us with access to interested youth, while leaders within the team provide coaching and program support.
We need financial and product support in order to grow our team and our community involvement, and that’s why we need sponsors like you. For the 2012 racing year, we seek dedicated partners who support our mission by helping pay for team kit, race fees, travel costs, and to support our community programs.
Cash donations are needed to help support our team’s efforts in running a youth racing program, which will give junior racers an opportunity to learn how to race on the track at Alpenrose Velodrome, in local Oregon road races, and in OBRA’s growing Junior Cyclocross program.
Why Sponsor us?
Our team presents a unique opportunity for you to be part of Oregon’s growing amateur cycling community.
Our team is highly visible in the local community: we practice, race, and volunteer year-round throughout the Portland area and across the state. We will be represented at hundreds of racing and community events in 2012.
As a team registered with the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association, we are part of the strongest state amateur cycling league in the country with over 5000 members and 458 days of racing in 2011. We can offer you valuable exposure to this very active community.
We benefit from the money and the high quality products that your business provides, and your company benefits from increased sales and exposure to our team and supporters.
Our focus on community and on youth includes holding several events in 2012. We will be happy to work with you to make our events a valuable marketing venue for your company.