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.  

About The Tour

Saturday, October 7th - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

 The Tour De Cove is an all day event that will raise money for Lori and her family during this very difficult time. The events will allow the entire family to join together showing their love and support for our very beloved friend.

The Tour will begin with a 20 and 50 mile bike ride. The 50 mile ride will have a fully supported rest stop approximately halfway during the ride. We will have a 2.5 mile walk for all family members, and pets are welcome.

Other activities will include tricycle races, a bike toss, and a corn hole tournament.          

LOCATION: Inside Out Sports in Cary at 2002 Grisdale Ln near the intersection of Cary Pkwy & James Jackson Ave. 

Upon the return of riders/walkers, opening ceremonies will begin with Mayor Harold Weinbrecht.  Danielle Land will sing the National Anthem.  There will be plenty of great food and beverages.  Live music will be performed all day, with the band “One Way Back” beginning at 1:00         

A Silent Action will offer an array of desirable products and services such as: Weekend getaways, Sporting event tickets, Golf/Spa/massage certificates, DPAC and PNC tickets, and much more from our local community.

*Register for the Rides/walk BEFORE October 1 to guarantee your free t-shirt and a commemorative “pink for Lori".  Please join us for this wonderful cause, and help make this a day that Lori and her family will never forget!

Time Details
8:00am Day of registration for Rides and Walk opens
9:00am 50 Mile ride starts
10:00am 20 Mile ride starts
10:30am 1 Mile walk starts
12:30pm Opening Ceremony
National Anthem
Mayor Harold Weinbrecht addresses the crowd
1:00pm The "One Way Back" band hits the stage
1:00 - 4:00pm Raffles, bike toss, kids race, food, beer, random drawings for participants
3:45pm Conclusion of the silent auction
4:00pm Event ends.

Sponsors

There are three different sponsorship levels available:

Bronze - $250;  Large banner with 8 sponsor names/logos along with Tour de Cove logo,

 Silver - $500; Mid-size banner with two logos - Tour de Cove logo and sponsor name/logo being the same size)

Gold - $1,000 or more;  Large banner, with sponsor name/logo larger than Tour de Cove

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

Register

I want to ride

Tour de Cove has two exciting routes (20 or 50 mile) starting from Inside Out Sports in Cary. When you register for the event, we'll ask you which route you will be riding at the Tour. However, you are more then welcome to change your mind at any time and choose. Registration is $35.00 before October 1, 2017. To register for the RIDE, click below.

Register to Ride

I want to walk

In addition to the ride option, the Tour de Cove is excited to offer a one mile walk from Inside Out Sports in Cary. Registration is $20.00 before October 1, 2017. To register for the WALK, click below.

Register to Walk

How can I register someone other than myself?

Coming Soon

Can I create or join a team?

Coming Soon

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

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