Cow Pasture Tails

Supporting the community beyond Charlotte
January 21, 2010, 1:21 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

As important as supporting local charities is to us, tragedies like the earthquake in Haiti remind us that our real community extends well beyond the borders of Charlotte.  In additional to donations from our own pockets, we’re happy to report that Cowbell Challenge is making its first international donation to help the relief effort, and we know that other cyclists and volunteers will do the same.  If you haven’t already made a donation, please consider any of the following.  It’s easy, and every little bit helps those who have nothing at all.


Social media proves its worth in times of humanitarian crisis—the easiest way to donate is to text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross. They’ll just add $10 to your phone bill, but the funds are released immediately to help those in need.


It’s Official… No 2010 Cowbell Challenge
January 8, 2010, 1:21 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Some may have already heard, but it’s a sad fact that we are retiring the Cowbell Challenge race.  Eight years of great memories, national caliber racing, $40,000 donated to a big range of causes, we can’t ask for more from our experiences.

Frankly it’s hard to understand how a few people with personal grudges can mess up such a good thing for so many.  Unfortunately that’s what we were contending with–4 or 5 people whose actions made it impossible to carry on with a volunteer event.  Organizing Cowbell consumed a lot of time, energy and personal cash, but we were glad to do it–doing well by doing good they call it.  Love of the sport and commitment to serving the community we call it…

Most of the intial pages on this blog were set up to provide the background as to why we retired Cowbell and rebutting the vicious lies that are at the center of our decision.  Read, think, post if you will, we’re happy to have a civil discourse.  More important, we want to share memories, photos with our hundreds of friends we made over the last eight years, while we figure out what we want to do next.