CNI's Connection to E-Rock
The Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival was founded 25 years ago by Scot Harris. Scot's sister, Jil, was diagnosed with a low-grade malignant brain tumor 12 years ago. Jil's surgeon was a CNI member physician and she underwent follow-up care with renowned neuro-oncologist Ed Arenson, MD, medical director of the CNI Center for Brain & Spinal Tumors.
Grateful for the care she had received at CNI, Jil approached her brother, Scot, about helping support Dr. Arenson and his team, who had been participating in E-Rock for a few years and had raised money for the CNI Center for Brain & Spinal Tumors. Since that time, Scot has generously given 100 E-Rock entries to CNI, allowing the Center for Brain & Spinal Tumors to keep all of the entry money for research, the Heartstrings program, and many other patient support services.
Like Scot, Susie Wargin has a personal tie to CNI. The 2011 E-Rock marked Susie's fourth year of serving as community chair of Team CNI. Two years ago, Susie's husband was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor, and they found a strong support network through CNI.
Registering with CNI and for CNI will afford you all the benefits of all who participate in the ride. This includes:
- Rock Rewards
- Refreshments and support throughout each of the rides
- a ticket to the post-ride picnic
- a specially designed 2012 Subaru Elephant Rock T-shirt
- a bag of goodies from our many sponsors
- a chance to win dozens of valuable prizes
- VIP pricing on Subaru cars (details will be sent out after the event)
- Bike number and Wristband
All riders will receive a bike number and wristbands. You must wear your event wristband at all times. Your wristband will give you access to the courses and refreshments at the aid stations as well as act as your ticket to the BBQ lunch and prize drawings at the post party.
Visit the CNI booth after your ride for photos and refreshments.