An enthusiastic group of Ingersoll Rand employees, family and friends from the Atlanta, Ga., area came together in early October to participate in the "24 Hours of Booty," the official 24-hour road ride of the Lance Armstrong Foundation. In 2010, 24 Hours of Booty was held in Charlotte, N.C., Columbia, Md., and, for the first time, Atlanta.
The Atlanta Ingersoll Rand team raised almost $6,000 for U.S. and local cancer initiatives, and the 11 riders rode more than 1,000 miles in the 24-hour period, which started at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 2, and finished at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Ingersoll Rand, Trane and Hussmann banners were proudly flying at the group’s tent to display our team commitment and “Inspiring Progress” initiative to raise cancer awareness and help fight the disease. The event was held at the famed Stone Mountain Park, which delivered a rigorous 1.5-mile loop highlighted by an 80-foot ascent on every pass.
"The greatest part about 24 Hours of Booty is the team atmosphere and commitment to do your part in the fight against cancer," said Ingersoll Rand Team Captain Nathan Hevesy. "Whether you ride one lap or 50, you are helping fight cancer and support the millions impacted by this disease."