The 2017 Southwest Buick GMC
Cotton Patch Challenge
Bicycle Rally

 

The Southwest Buick GMC Cotton Patch Challenge marks its 21st anniversary as the premiere bicycling event in North Texas, featuring seven routes that explore Hunt County and give participants the wind at their backs as they head toward the finish line.

This year’s ride will continue last year’s route changes through growing towns south of Greenville, showcasing the area’s best scenery and roads, including Lake Tawakoni’s new “Two-Mile Bridge” and area businesses.

 

Novice and expert cyclists – and everyone in between – will enjoy a unique biking experience that will be promoted through print, online media and signage for thousands to see. Last year’s ride saw a 10 percent increase in participation over the prior year through robust marketing efforts that penetrated throughout the Texas bicycling community.

 

The CPC will feature seven courses that range from the family-friendly 8-mile course to the expert 72-mile trek. Seven rest stops will provide riders ample fluids, fruit, music, refreshing shade, home-baked goods, and unique displays about local communities such as Lone Oak, Emory, East & West Tawakoni, Quinlan, and Boles Home.

 

The 60- and 72-mile courses travel smooth and wide Hwy. 69 South, pass a Longhorn cattle ranch, climb “Bowman Mountain,” and give a panoramic view of Lake Tawakoni from the brand new four-lane “Two-Mile Bridge.” Most routes wind along FM 2101 with tastings from Landon Winery, and samples from local eateries. Cyclists will enjoy a reward of fruit smoothies in Downtown Greenville.

 

The Southwest Buick GMC Cotton Patch Challenge is directed by cyclists with volunteer help from the Greenville Rotary Club, YMCA, GASP (Greenville Area Social Pedalists), Red Cross, Boy Scouts, Paris Junior College, Beta Clubs, Tawakoni Chamber of Commerce, and local businesses.

 

The evening before the bike ride, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce will again host Rally Round Greenville with street dancing and live music by the Emerald City Band.

 

Be a part of the premiere sporting event in Hunt County by choosing a sponsorship opportunity on the following page. You will be supporting programs that develop today’s youth and help Hunt County continue to grow!
Sincerely,


Christa Compton
christac@greenvilleymca.org
CEO, YMCA of Greenville & Hunt County

 

 

Sponsorship Levels

 

Sponsors will receive the following benefits for their support:

 

Big Wheel Sponsors: $1500 and above


1. Large logo on the Event Banner
2. Large logo on Start & Finish arch banner
3. Prominent placement on the Event T-shirt
4. Prominent placement on all promotional flyers
5. Prominent placement in advertising
6. Prominent listing on the Cotton Patch Challenge website
7. Up to 6 complimentary registrations for the Cotton Patch Challenge
8. Participant list available for sponsor marketing

 

Large Chainring Sponsors: $1000 to $1499


1. Large logo on the Event Banner
2. Large logo on the Start and Finish arch banner
3. Large logo on the Event T-shirt
4. Preferred placement on all promotional flyers
5. Preferred placement in Herald Banner ads
6. Preferred listing on the Cotton Patch Challenge website
7. Up to 6 complimentary registrations for the Cotton Patch Challenge

 

Chainring Sponsors: $750 to $999


1. Large logo on the Event Banner
2. Large Logo on the Event T-shirt
3. Listing on the Cotton Patch Challenge website

 

Chain Sponsors: $500 to $749


1. Logo on the Event Banner
2. Logo on the Event T-shirt
3. Listing on the Cotton Patch Challenge website

 

Spoke Sponsors: $250 to $499


1. Alphabetical listing on the Event Banner
2. Alphabetical listing on the Event T-shirt
3. Alphabetical listing on the Cotton Patch Challenge website

 

Pedal Sponsors: $100 to $249


1. Alphabetical listing on the Cotton Patch Challenge website
2. Alphabetical listing on the Event T-shirt

 

Contributing Sponsors: less than $100


1. Alphabetical listing on Cotton Patch Challenge website

 

IMPORTANT DEADLINE We want sponsors to receive ALL of the benefits available for their level of sponsorship. In order to accomplish this, sponsors will need to provide their correct name, as they wish it to appear in published materials, plus provide a reproducible logo, where applicable, as early as possible to be included in as many promotional materials as possible BUT no later than AUG. 5 (Big Wheel and Large Chainring sponsor logos are due ASAP). Logos should be in one of the following electronic formats: jpeg, eps, tiff or png. Please email electronic logos to: christac@greenvilleymca.org

 

Thanks to our 2016 Sponsors

 


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Sponsorship Information

 

 

 

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