Caddo Velo Classic 2019
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center Caddo Velo Classic Criterium and Gran Fondo
We believe we have created a sustainable event that will bring great racers in from all over the nation in pursuit of prizes and a $28,500 purse.
The Feist-Weiller Cancer Center (FWCC), designated a Center of Excellence, a leader in cancer research and cancer treatment, is the Regional Referral Center for North Louisiana. As part of a “safety net” hospital system we service a rural core of over 40 sites where screenings and treatment may be unaffordable or unavailable. FWCC serves the insured, the underinsured, and the uninsured.
Our mission is three fold: 1) to raise funds for cancer research, cancer treatment and cancer education and for expansion of our cancer screening and prevention programs; 2) to promote a healthy lifestyle; and 3) to showcase our city. Rising costs of healthcare and dwindling funding make this event critical for advancing our goals.
This event will attract amateur and professional cyclists. The Criterium begins March 30th, 2019 in Historic Downtown Shreveport and the Gran Fondo continues the next day in picturesque rural Caddo Parish. Shreveport, a Port City on the Red River, enjoys a vibrant atmosphere, rich in culture, cuisine and music. Festivals here each year draw hundreds of thousands of visitors.
As cycling in Shreveport flourishes, our event will grow with the sport, drawing cyclists from all across the country. Our sponsors will benefit from this unique and dynamic atmosphere.