About Lori

Many of you know Lori's story by now, but for those of you who do not, Lori was born in New Jersey in 1968, and moved to Miami when she was four, where she grew up.  Lori went to Clemson University, where she received her undergraduate and master's degree in Engineering. 

Lori started her career working with the Federal DOT, where she worked in various locations, including Tennessee, California, Washington, DC, and Raleigh.  She began working with the Town of Cary in 2007, and most recently was the Director of the Town's Transportation and Facilities department.

Lori loves to travel, loves the beach, loves her family, loves people, and loves to cycle and compete.  

October 17, 2016 Lori Cove was riding her bike with a small group on High House Road in Cary, NC when she was struck by a hit and run driver. Lori has been fighting for her life ever since that moment. 

Lori was in a coma with severe brain trauma, bleeding on her brain, and multiple broken bones.  That first night doctors informed her family and close friends that we would lose our dear friend.  There was no chance of her brain recovering from this tragic accident. 

Except they do not know Lori. They didn’t know Lori would never accept that outcome, not for her family, not for her friends and never, ever for herself.

Lori has pushed back and proved she is not done fighting.  She has undergone more than ten surgeries to date, many of them brain surgeries at Wake Med hospital.  In January, she was moved to a skilled nursing facility in Matthews, NC.  

If you don't know Lori- it's difficult to put her into a few sentences. Always with a smile, never far from her bike or running shoes, six-time Ironman, lover of the sun and beach.  Always thinking of her large and caring group of family and friends. Lori is one of the most caring individual you could imagine. 

Lori’s medical diagnosis is severe traumatic brain injury. Her parents, sister and facility staff care for her 100%. She is unable to speak, walk, or feed herself. On her good days, she can follow some commands, answer questions with finger responses, give a wave and seems to be present in what is happening around her. Traumatic brain injuries hold a very large unknown in the medical industry. Her main surgeon (who is brilliant and we are so thankful for) described himself as "on the sideline to wait and see". 

We continue to tell Lori that this will be the hardest race of her life, and that this race is a marathon, not a sprint. 

Everyone working on Lori's behalf is doing the best they can. BUT, the limitations of the healthcare system are stressful concerns that Lori has no control over. As frustrating and enraging as that is we cannot give up or forget about our dear friend. This, this is what we can do.  

Lori deserves to have her life back and will need the best medical care to achieve that. 

Please continue to think of Lori, pray for her and register for this event today!! 

Thank you for participating.  

Event Details / Schedule

Event Schedule

7:00am On-site registration opens
8:00am Lounge Doctors perform on main stage
9:00am 50 mile ride rolls out
10:00am 20 mile ride rolls out
10:30am 2.5 mile walk begins
12:30pm Opening ceremony
1:00pm One Way Back Band - main stage
9:00am - 3:00pm Silent Auction
12:00 - 4:00pm Kid's Corner
1:00 - 3:30pm Kid's Bike Rodeo
2:00pm Bike Toss
2:00 - 3:30pm Corn Hole Tournament
3:00 - 4:00pm Award Auction Items

Event Details

PACKET PICKUP

Packets can be picked up Friday between 12:00 and 6:00 at Inside Out Sports You can also pick up packets the morning of the event inside the store As we have 700 registrants, please try and pick up your packet on Friday

PARKING

  • Some spots will be marked off for Panera Bread, Deans and Lugano. Otherwise, we have the whole lot.
  • Parking at retail area behind Inside-Out Sports is available, except for coned off spaces.
  • Look for Tour de Cove parking signs at other lots on James Jackson Avenue.
  • Town of Cary Operation Center – 1/3 mile up the street at 400 James Jackson Avenue. (Van Shuttle)

ROUTE INFORMATION

CURRENCY

  • Cash always works
  • Checks will be accepted
  • “Cove Cash” station – to swipe credit cards and receive Cove Cash
  • Beer / Wine - Purchase beer/wine tickets at “ID Check” station.

FOOD AND DRINK:


Food Duck Donuts, La Farm Pastries, Great Harvest Bread, Fruit, Panera Coffee, Abbey Road Wings, D&S BBQ, Eight-8 Spring Rolls, Lugano Pizza and Meat Balls, Whole Foods Veggie Wraps
Beer Lonerider, Bond Brothers, Fortnight (Bring ID)
Wine Provided by Wine Merchant (Bring ID)

MERCHANDISE

  • “Tour de Cove” T-shirts
  • Water Bottles
  • Koozies
  • Bracelets
  • Hincapie Jerseys

SILENT AUCTION:

Click Here

KIDS:

  • Kid’s Corner - Large area for kids of all ages.
  • Bike Rodeo - Bring their Bikes. Promoting bike safety for kids. Proper helmet fitting and free helmets to children with improperly or unusable helmets.

CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT:

  • Register day of event up until 1:30
  • Tournament begins at 2:00
  • $20 per team
  • Prize for 1st and 2nd place

BIKE TOSS:

  • Donation jar at TOSS location
  • Prize for longest throw for men and women.

Sponsors

There are three different sponsorship levels available:..

Bronze - Timmons Group; Second Empire; Bilingual Communications; Bass, Nixon & Kennedy;The Coder School; Chiropractic Connection; EmergeOrtho; Swank Chiropractic; SEPI Engineers; Kennedy and James Lloyd; Town of Cary Utilities Pre-Treatment Staff

 Silver - Bond Brothers; Sound Source Imaging; George H Jordan Development; Kimley-Horm; S&ME; Accelerate Engineering; VHB; Gresham Smith & Partners; H2Med; Henson-Fuerst; City of Raleigh-Department of Transportation; Iconitel; Inside-Out Sports; Endurance Edge

Gold - NCSITE; Sensus; Triangle Triathlon Club; Withers & Ravenell; Ramey, Kemp & Associates; PermaTrak; Thorns & Roses; Capital Cycling Club; ToC - Public Works Operations Staff; ToC - PRCR/T&F/WR; American Road Conservation; Town of Cary; le Tour de Femme;

If you would like to consider a sponsorship, please e-mail Scott Hecht, at scott.hecht@townofcary.org.

Silent Auction Preview

Thanks to the generosity of our many donors, the Tour de Cove is excited to bring you these silent auction prizes and many, many more. With more than 70 items up for bid, don’t miss out on your chance to win.

Dinner for 4 at the Chef and the Farmer Restaurant in Kinston, NC with a One Night Stay at the Mother Earth Motor Lodge 4 Tickets to “Rain” at DPAC on Feb 24 with President’s Club Passes
One Week of Summer or Track Out Camp at the Taylor Family YMCA in Cary 2 Tickets to the Carolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers vs Minnesota Vikings Games in Charlotte
Rounds of Golf for 4 at Lochmere, MacGregor Downs and Prestonwood with Carts Autographed Roy Williams Basketball and Autographed Photo of Dabo Swinney
Gift Certificates to Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern and Ruth’s Chris Steak House 4 Tickets to PNC Events Including, Disney on Ice, Monster Jam, WWE Live and the Harlem Globetrotters
One Night Stay at The Mayton Inn with Breakfast for Two One week Stay in Edisto Beach, SC
One Night Stay in a Premier Room at The Umstead Hotel with Breakfast at Herons After School and Camp Classes at The Coder School
2 Tickets to the Carolina Hurricanes vs Anaheim Ducks Yoga at Republic of Yoga, StudioVIBE and Yoga Garden
Three Nights in Emerald Isle, NC Two Night Stay in Fries, VA Mountain Home
Hand-Crafted NC State Corn Hole Set Weekend for Two in NYC - East Village Air BnB, Drinks at Drexler’s and Dinner at Boulton & Watt

Register

I want to ride

Starting from Inside Out Sports in Cary, the 50 mile ride starts 9am or the 20 mile ride starts at 10am. Choose your route when you register (don't worry, you can switch on the day of the event if you'd like).

Registration is $35.00 before midnight on October 4th, 2017.

Late registrations on the day of the event are accepted starting at 7am for $40. 

Register to Ride

I want to walk

Starting from Inside Out Sports in Cary, the 2.5 mile walk starts at 10:30am.

Registration is $20.00 before midnight on October 4th, 2017. 

Late registrations on the day of the event are accepted starting at 7am for $25.

Register to Walk

How can I register someone other than myself?

Coming Soon

Can I create or join a team?

We certainly encourage group / team entries and registrations, but unfortunately, all participants must register individually.

How do I contact Be The Momentum if I need help?

Coming Soon

Register for the Ride

On-line registration for the Tour de Cove is being handled by Be The Momentum. To register for the ride, simply

  1. Click the "Start My Registration" button below
  2. Click the "Log in or Sign up to register for this event" button.
    • If you are an existing Be The Momentum user, simply use your current user name and password to login.
    • If you are new to Be The Momentum, on the log in screen, simply click the link for "Not signed up with Be The Momentum yet?" and complete the new user form. After completing the new user form, you'll automatically be returned to the Tour sign up to complete the process.
  3. Agree to the waiver and answer the handful of questions (i.e. what size shirt would like?, what route are you riding?, etc...)
  4. You're Done!
Start My Registration

Register for the Walk

On-line registration for the Tour de Cove is being handled by Be The Momentum. To register for the walk, simply

  1. Click the "Start My Registration" button below
  2. Click the "Log in or Sign up to register for this event" button.
    • If you are an existing Be The Momentum user, simply use your current user name and password to login.
    • If you are new to Be The Momentum, on the log in screen, simply click the link for "Not signed up with Be The Momentum yet?" and complete the new user form. After completing the new user form, you'll automatically be returned to the Tour sign up to complete the process.
  3. Agree to the waiver and answer the handful of questions (i.e. what size shirt would like?, etc...)
  4. You're Done!
Start My Registration

Contact