Thursday, June 16, 2011

TDK11 Photos & MS Society Fundraiser

I've loved photography for a long time. Over the last six years I've come to love cycling too. I've participated in portions of two Tour de Kota events, breaking my collar bone on one trip. I finished the whole tour three years ago, all bones whole. I've ridden a few centuries and made lots of friends. I haven't been riding as much as I would like, I've been devoting time to photography and some other things a bit more lately. Still, I try to catch up with my cycling friends whenever possible and show my support of them while they pound away the miles.

It wasn't an easy spring to train for the Tour de Kota this year. Many of my friends rode it. Vermillion was an overnight town, so I made some photos between rain drops as riders came into town. Friday of last week I photographed riders as they came by Hub City on their way to Sioux Falls.

I didn't see all of my friends, but I was able to photograph many of them. Here's a link to the full album:

Another ride that I'm fond of is the Bike MS event for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. I've ridden it twice, once with my husband. I've also volunteered as an emcee at the finish line and donated other years when I was unable to ride.

I don't want to make money for myself from these Tour de Kota images. I would like to offer them in exchange for a donation to be given to the MS Society. If you see an image of yourself that you like, please consider ordering a print. Proceeds will be combined and Sieversma Photography will make a donation to the North Central States Chapter whether I complete the ride myself or not.

I leave the decision to donate up to you. I've created a coupon code to allow print orders at base cost: TDK2011

Once again, here's a link to an album with the rest of my photos:

I'm sorry that I wasn't able to get a shot of each and every rider.

Happy trails,

Sieversma Photography

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