I’m trying to plan my Summer Adventures and like last year, I’d like to do a Very Big Ride (maybe the Tour Divide again?) and also help out a Really Good Cause. Last year’s fundraising was a huge success and I’ll post more details about that (finally!) soon. I’d like to again be successful!
The perfect potential people to help will allow me to ride independently on my own race, as races like the Tour Divide do not exist themselves to sponsor charity organizations – they stand alone, simply as a challenge by anyone to undertake. The fundraising I will do will be very DIY – it’s to benefit my own personal ride and my own personal choice of charity.
The three big things that need to be covered for anyone doing these types of races are: Transportation to the start and from the end of the race, equipment that needs to be purchased before and during the race and food consumed during the race as well. To consider is that these types of races are long and the racer is not working while taking on the challenge. As someone who’s self-employeed, the major responsibility of taking this type of time off is mine alone (ie: I don’t get paid vacation time). Other than these types of expenses, I’d like to give the rest away to a charity.
If this is of interest to you, please contact me directly (my email address is listed on the right hand side of this site)