Movember Wrap-Up

As we move rapidly into December, we want to stop and take a quick moment to say one last goodbye to Movember!  If you didn’t realize why so many men were sporting mustaches last month (and you didn’t check out our earlier post), Movember is a worldwide movement to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues during the month of November, with a focus on prostate cancer awareness and research.  Here’s part of our team of “Mo Bros”, clean-shaven at the start of the month:

And here they are in all of their follicular glory, at the end of Movember!

Will’s mustache was acclaimed to be the “most impressive” by our panel of entirely subjective judges:

But they all sported their ‘stache with pride, and showed off some impressive grooming skill (especially Jason’s General Burnside look on the left below):

We hope you had a successful Movember of your own, or at least supported someone who did!  Performance Bicycle made a donation to the fight against prostate cancer in support of our crew of Mo Bros.  In the end, that’s what Movember is all about–raising money for and awareness of men’s health issues that all-too-often are not talked about… although we have to admit that is was also worth it just for these pictures of our coworkers!

Alleycat Racers: Leave a comment with your name and race number and click the ‘Yehuda Moon’ image to go to the next checkpoint!

Movember

Our Biketober celebration may have drawn to a close (although we’ve still got amazing bike deals on our site), but that can only mean that Movember is upon us!  And we mean that quite literally!  So what’s Movember, you ask?  It started off as joke by a group of Australian friends who all agreed to start the month of November clean-shaven and then see who could grow the best moustache in a month.  But it has grown (can’t avoid these puns, sorry) since then to be a worldwide movement to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, with a focus on prostate cancer awareness and research (the number one cancer affecting men).

Here at Performance HQ we’ve formed our own Movember team, a group of guys channeling their inner Tom Selleck to help raise awareness of men’s health and just generally look dapper in the process.  Here they are at the start of the month, clean-shaven:

And lest you think otherwise, we can’t forget that we as cyclists have a long tradition of mustachioed glory to live up to, from the early days of the penny farthing:

To mountain bike pioneer Gary Fisher’s fantastic facial hair:

And multiple-time American time trial champ Dave Zabriskie:

So we hope you’ll join us in giving Movember a try–you might end up with a new look, and hopefully spark a conversation about men’s health and prostate cancer in the process.

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