Sierra Cycle Challenge benefiting Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra is July 23rd – 25th.
As you may know, I've been volunteering with DSES for several years. At first during the winter and since we've moved here to Mammoth, year round. DSES provides wonderful opportunities for those with disabilities and special needs to enjoy outdoor mountain recreation experience. No One is turned away due to an inability to pay. Which brings me to the Sierra Cycle Challenge. Although DSES has a variety of fundraisers this is the one which I will seek support from my friends and family, because all proceeds from this event provides scholarship funds for our participants.
Why do we do this? Why do I do this? Anytime you're here in the winter, stop by the DSES office under the gondola at main lodge. Seeing the looks on the faces of our students and their families will tell you all you need to know. The progress they make towards independence is life changing. Not just for the student - but for a family that learns that in many cases, with the right instruction they can have wonderful family experiences.
They can do this! They can have many of the same experiences as their "normy" friends, family and schoolmates!
I will conquer a 3-day ride circumnavigating the Glass Mountains!! We’ll ride 150 miles of varied terrain, over 8,000 feet of climbing, temperature drops in the mountains and temperature spikes in the desert, blazing sun, wind, and dust devils, proving, "If I can do this, I can do anything!"
Just to be able to challenge myself, I am required to raise a minimum of $1,500 for Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra and our goal is to reach $40,000! All the money we raise goes directly to the program and allows more people to enjoy the exhiliration of outdoor recreation!
Join me in this Challenge!!! No donation is too small, as every dollar will help one of our wonderful students.