The Tour de Kids TEAM USA™ has been organized by a small group of cycling enthusiasts who have a passion for cycling and a desire to help sick and injured children across the country. Each tour benefits the Children’s Miracle Network of more than 170 children’s hospitals across the country. These hospitals improve the lives of 17 million children each year.
Every child deserves the hope and healing of children’s hospitals. With the help of a Children’s Miracle Network hospital in your community, children of all ages and backgrounds can receive treatment for every imaginable disease and injury – from asthma and broken bones to cancer and heart defects. Children’s hospitals are also on the front lines of research, education and outreach programs that keep millions of kids out of the hospital each year.
This year alone, Children’s Miracle Network hospitals will provide charity care worth billions, yet these children’s hospitals depend on your support to help fund their vital services.
Tour de Kids TEAM USA was founded in 2010 by Barry Sopinsky, Director of Retail Sales for Bona US. Tour de Kids TEAM USA will be putting on Miracles in Motion CLASSIC charitable cycling events in Colorado, California and Washington this year.
|Our Vision:||To become a premier national organization putting on classic charity cycling events all over the US to help support the 170 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.|
|Our Mission:||To enjoy our passion for cycling while providing financial support to help sick and injured children live a better life. To give back more than we get.|
|What Serves Our Passion:||My wife Deborah said it best, " through my work I am often in children's hospitals, in the ICUs, the neo natal intensive care units, on the oncology floors and in the emergency rooms. It breaks my heart to see what courage such young lives have to summon up and to endure, what even full grown adults could not even imagine. These children's hospitals go to such great lengths to create an environment that is both fun and comforting at the same time, to lessen the trauma of extended hospital stays and scary procedures".|
My friends for all that ... we do what we do.
We all realize that in the current economic conditions finding additional resources for charitable contributions may be difficult, however, always remember, “you make a living by what you get, you make a life by what you give”. Winston Churchill.
In Hebrew the word is, TZEDAKAH. To give back …to pay it forward. To be just and fair to the ones in need.
Please consider joining us on one of our events or becoming a sponsor. Your participation is sincerely and greatly appreciated.
Founder & Tour Director
Tour de Kids TEAM USA™
The 11 original 2010 Tour de Kids TEAM USA riding for CHOC Children’s Hospital of Orange County
2010 Check Presentation at CHOC with Bailey Spoonhower, the CHOC Champion Kid, Barry & Deborah Sopinsky & Breanna Weeks - Program Manager, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals CHOC Children's Foundation.
To check out Bailey’s story – CLICK HERE
Bailey's visit to Mattel – CLICK HERE
The Five Amigos – left to right – Chris York, David George, Barry Sopinsky , Chuck O’Malley & Michael Olson and a quick stop in Laguna Beach, CA getting directions.
The father and son team of Barry & Brandon Sopinsky