Visit our team website: www.TeamCatchTheSpider.com
We're a tiny but mighty open/independent Obliteride-focused team; our membership is not tied to affiliation with any particular company or other organization.
All Spiders (teammates) ride the 100-mile route and each aims to raise at least $2k.
Spider images can be found on Instagram (search: #TeamCatchTheSpider)
If you'd like to contribute funds to help us help Fred Hutch cure cancer faster, then please click on the orange "donate" button on this page (thank you!!).
100% of your donated funds go toward Fred Hutch's cancer-fighting efforts.
New Spider (teammate) sign-up for the 2017 Obliteride ended on June 1, 2017 (due to our team jersey vendor's ordering lead-time).
Why "Catch the Spider"?
The concept of team Catch the Spider was hatched out of admiration for the legendary bicycle frame builder Dario Pegoretti (links to details about Dario are available on the home page of our website: www.TeamCatchTheSpider.com)
Dario was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2007, and has waged his cancer battle while otherwise continuing to live life on his own terms.
One of Dario's bicycle frame paint designs - the inspiration for our team graphics - is called Catch the Spider. That name originated from a playful suggestion made to Dario by his assistant Pietro Pietricola as a tactic for how Dario might fight his cancer ("the spider" refers to Dario's cancer):
"Pietro said to me, 'drink a glass of wine and the spider will get drunk'”. - Dario
- Thanks for helping us support Obliteride and Fred Hutch!!