February 05, 2008
Tour Baby Deux! February 5 in Evans Auditorium

Lees-McRae College is one stop on the two-week tour of Tour Baby Deux! to raise $500,000 for collegiate cycling and the Davis Phinney Foundation. The tour makes a stop in Banner Elk on February 5 in Evans Auditorium with doors opening and a silent auction preview at 6 p.m. and film screening following at 7:15.

In Tour Baby Deux!, filmmaker Scott Coady lives every cycling fan's dream by following the entire 2005 Tour de France from start to finish, filming all the craziness in this "hilarious and intimate look at the Tour".

The tour began on January 30 in Boulder, CO, and will cover 4,000 miles as it winds around the country to join up with the Tour of California's prologue for a screening and fundraiser in Palo Alto, CA, on February 17.

This year's tour is a follow-up to College Tour Baby! that also raised money for collegiate cycling and the Davis Phinney Foundation.

The Davis Phinney Foundation was founded by Davis Phinney, a former pro-cyclist diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2000. The foundation has one mission: to improve the lives of people living with Parkinson's disease.

Tickets are general admission and are available at the door for $15 each. For more information contact, Doug Owen at or (828) 387-6600.

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