Van Purser has touched many lives throughout North Georgia and beyond. Devoted family man, spiritual counselor, business leader, and cycling advocate, his impact is broadly and deeply felt. On September 19, 2019 Van's battle with the ravages of ALS ended. Surrounded by a multitude of family and friends Van passed graciously from this world into the arms of God. To sustain his voice and to honor his legacy, the Van Purser Foundation (VPF) has been created.
The Van Purser Foundation is a non-profit charitable corporation (501(c)3), created by a group of caring cyclists, so that we might pour out into others just as Van has poured out into us. Our mission, simply, is to pull together to assist other cyclists in times of need.
Learn how the Van Purser Foundation assisted our fellow cyclist, Kako Balla, in his and his family's time of need @ YouTube.
Atlanta Cycling will continue the grand opening of its new store in Alpharetta on Saturday, Dec. 17, 4 – 7 PM, by hosting a raffle of a Trek Marlin 8 Gen 2 mountain bike, the proceeds of which will benefit the Van Purser Foundation and Bike Alpharetta.
On behalf of Atlanta Cycling, the Van Purser Foundation, and Bike Alpharetta, thank you for joining us for this fun and charitable raffle event, and the happy hour to follow at Taco Mac. Most especially, we thank you for participating in the raffle so that the proceeds to the charities will be maximized.
Date/Time: Saturday, December 17, 4 PM – 7 PM
Location: Atlanta Cycling and Taco Mac, 869 N Main St, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Schedule: Charity Raffle @ 4:30 PM @ Atlanta Cycling, followed by a Happy Hour next door at Taco Mac at 5 PM.
Marlin 8 Gen 2 is a race-worthy mountain bike. The smooth, lightweight RockShox fork, tubeless ready wheels, and wide-range 1x drivetrain make this model the best choice for new riders who want a fast cross country hardtail that will hold its own against our higher-end race bikes. All of the details can be found here: Marlin 8 Gen 2 Details
Bike Alpharetta Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit community organization advocating for a safe and enjoyable environment for people of all abilities to utilize bicycles for an improved lifestyle in Alpharetta, Georgia. Among its many beneficiaries is Bikes for Kid, an annual bike drive conducted in coordination with North Fulton Community Charities, so that underprivileged children will receive the gift of a bike during the holiday season. https://bikealpharetta.org/about/
The Van Purser Foundation is a non-profit charitable corporation (501(c)3), created by a group of caring cyclists, so that we might pour out into others just as our friend and mentor, Van Purser, poured out into us. Its mission is to pull together to assist other cyclists in times of need, such as critical injuries and disease, unemployment, and other life challenges. https://vanpurserfoundation.org/
Tickets for the raffle can be purchased for $10 - or 3 for $20 - on this page or here, and at Atlanta Cycling up to the time of the drawing.
Domestique Leadership was created from a desire to impact the cycling community in a way that will positively affect not only those we ride with, but also the communities that we ride in.
Domestique Leadership embraces the vision of leaders serving the rides they participate in by serving the needs of those we ride with, and the needs of the communities we ride in. By embracing this vision we all can serve the needs of one another as well as our local communities. We believe we will be able to create safer environments for cycling and diminish the conflicts that occur in the communities we travel.
The Foundation's main fundraising event is the All For One 100 bicycle ride
Saturday, October 15 2022
North Point Community Church, 4350 North Point Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30022
All proceeds from this event go directly to the Van Purser Foundation in support of our mission
If you don't ride but still want to volunteer please reach out to us through the contact section
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A huge thank you to all of our corporate sponsors!
For more information on the foundation or ride, ask here!