Chance to race Tour De Qinghai

Not exactly 303 news however the opportunity seems to be open to competitive cyclist so that kind of fits 303. Looks like you and your team can earn a spot to race in the Tour De Qinghai! I must admit, it sounds very interesting.

Below is a snipet of a email I received and after responding they sent me back two PDF’s on the tour

Tour of De Qinghai – the trip
Tour of De Qinghai

I’m with China Travel and Tour in Boulder. We are looking for local bike
clubs interested in participating in the 2008 Preliminary Tour de Qinghai
Lake. There is a free trip available for someone willing to help me
organize a group of local racers.

The Tour de Qinghai Lake is an elite professional race; the Preliminary
Tour de Qinghai Lake event is open to all racers of all ability levels.
The dates are 6/20/2008 – 6/30/2008. The cost is approx. $2400,
including all race fees and travel in China.

Our journey begins in Beijing, where 2008 Olympic fever is in the air;
then we travel to the beautiful high-altitude Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau for
a multi-day, multi-stage racing event with competitors from around the

In addition to working with local organizations such as the University of
Colorado, our company has helped Harvard, Stanford, Columbia and UCLA go
to China.

I’d be happy to email you a detailed brochure about the Preliminary Tour
de Qinghai Lake race. I’d also be happy to get on the phone with you and
discuss. Feel free to give me a call anytime, or let me know a good time
to call you.

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