Saturday, August 30, 2014

2014 Whitney Clasic Fund Raiser Appeal

Death Valley 2013
Yes, its that time of year again…The 33th Annual Whitney Classic Bike Ride, Summit Adventure’s main fundraising event, will take place on September 27th-28th.The Whitney Classic has traditionally started in Badwater, Death Valley. Due to an ongoing safety study by Death Valley National Park, athletic events will not be permitted in Death Valley this summer. For that reason, the Whitney Classic route is different this year. This year, the ride includes 2 climbs of Horseshoe Meadows Rd, 2 climbs of Tuttle Creek Rd, 2 climbs of Granite View Dr, and a final climb to the end of Whitney Portal Rd.
The new route is more compact this year, 20 fewer miles with 4500 additional feet of climbing: 20,000 feet of climbing over 115 miles! While we will miss Death Valley this year, the entire route will be in the Alabama Hills and Whitney Portal area on the Eastern Slope of the Sierras near Lone Pine California.

Sound too good to miss? Go here to register and join the Fun!
New Route for 2014

This is my 15th Whitney and 16th fund raising ride for Summit Adventure! What, are you nuts? Yes, nuts and addicted to this awesome ride. I love to ride, I love Summit Adventure, and I love this event. Nothing matches the awesome course, camaraderie of the participants, and incredible support from the Summit Staff and volunteers. Many of you have been loyal supporters of Summit all these years. I cannot thank you enough!

2013 Finish
This year I will make my 9th solo effort. My awesome wife, Debby Atkins will provide support and encouragement! After a year consumed by the merger of Hunt Construction Group and AECOM, I am ready for a weekend of worship, prayer, and riding!
Photo: BREAKING NEWS: AECOM acquires Hunt Construction Group to join its #construction services business.

In the past 15 years, through your generous support, we have contributed over $150,000 to Summit Adventure! Thank you! Here’s where you come in: I have set a goal to raise $10,000 for this year’s Whitney. Course income provides for only 45 percent of the Summit budget. The rest comes through fund raising events such as the Whitney Classic. I served as a member of the Summit Board of Directors and know how critical a successful Whitney is to the financial health of the ministry. Debby, Mark, Michael and I have all participated on Summit courses over the years and have been deeply impacted by this great ministry! We all love Summit. That’s why I ride!

Already thinking about next year!

Please join my support team and make a donation today! (Donate online by clicking here)
Note: As a thank you for donations over $100, I will send you a Whitney Classic T-Shirt after the event! Please pray with me for a safe, successful event. If you have any questions, or would like to just catch up, please call me at 602-549-5331 or at home at 480-775-1682. I would love to hear from you. Thank you and God bless!

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Thank you for your continued support!