With many of the biggest names in cycling gracing their roster, who doesn’t want to ride with “The Shack”!?

Well prominent cyclist/blogger the Fat Cyclist, being the go getter that he is, decided to take things to the next level by drafting an open letter to Johan Bruyneel pleading his case for a spot as a ‘Professional Cyclist’ on team Radio Shacks.

Given Fatty’s almost endless list of qualifications (including his adeptness with PowerPoint and the fact that he is a ‘fast learner’) Johan of course could do little to dispute his qualifications and promptly forwarded an invitation to their training camp in Tucson Arizona. This invitation, however, came with a few strings… A few strings that could result in you getting a new bike, or going to France to soak in the finish of the Tour de France!

Radio Shack Jersey

In order to solidify his spot on the training squad Fatty has to go above and beyond his already *stellar* resume and raise some serious cash. But that’s where you come in, in an effort to help raise the $25k for Livestrong and World Bicycle Relief, the Fat Cyclist is offering a draw for a brand new bike under each charity.

Under the Livestrong banner is a 2010 Madone 6.2, customized with your favorite colors and signed by all the riders of team Radio Shack.

Under the World Bicycle Relief banner is a 2010 Gary Fisher SuperFly mountain bike.

In an effort to further mix things up Mr. Bruyneel upped the ante today and said if $50k was raised for each charity, one of the contributors would win a 2010 Paris Finishing Package to witness the finale of the Tour de France. All updates can be seen here.

Both outstanding causes – with crazy awesome prizes! For every $5 donated you get an entry to win. Show your support – I know I have. I’ll let you all know how the Tour de France ends when I win ;-)

You can support Livestrong here, and World Bicycle Relief here.

As an aside… What are your thoughts on the Radio Shack jersey? I think it’s a good start, but was expecting something a bit more dramatic from the star-spangled team.