I have a personal request: I’d like to ask for your support for a charity bike ride I’m doing in July.
I’m $1,000 dollars short of my fundraising minimum ($3,500). I’d like to ask for your support.
If you can help in the fight against blood cancer, please make a pledge using this link (use the “Make a Donation” widget at the right). It’s fast, easy and totally secure. I only need 20 people to make a $50 donation (or one person to make a $1,000 pledge). The deadline is June 24 — less than a week away.
The Death Ride is a very challenging 130-mile route that goes up and over five mountain passes in the awesome Sierra Nevada. It features 15,000 feet of climbing in one day, most of it between 6,000- and 9,000-feet above sea level, where the air is pretty thin. Here’s the elevation map. For an idea of how high that is, see this amazing infographic. It’s a lung-busting, masochistic ordeal.
We did a training ride last weekend that featured bears, snow and very little oxygen. Beautiful — but brutal.
Many thanks for reading this — and your support. I’d appreciate you sharing this post via email, Facebook or Twitter. Every penny counts, and it’s for a very good cause.