On Saturday, August 21, 2010 I will bike up Mount Washington, a 7.6 mile all-uphill race to the summit of the highest peak in the northeastern United States. The Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb is the largest annual fundraiser for Tin Mountain Conservation Center.
This is the third year I will be riding the rockpile and chasing the 1hr 20min mark. The closest I've come so far is 1:34 during the 2008 practice ride.
Last year I had major medical issues that limited my training. As a result, I was a fat slob that ran out of water and barely broke two hours. If you've been following my training this year, you know that I'm on a mission, and that won't happen again.
Donations are given to the Tin Mountain Conservation Center, which has provided environmental education to over 75,000 students, campers and individuals throughout schools and communities in Northern New Hampshire and western Maine for over 30 years. Every dollar you donate is tax deductible.
As well, your donation really means something to me personally. It means that you are a part of this effort. It's in some way kind of a small sponsorship. As you continue to read about my progress in getting fit for this year, you can know that in a way, you are helping me get there. All the way up, and one day soon, all the way to 1:20.
Here's to 2010.
Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing education programs that foster greater awareness and understanding of the natural environment for school children, adults, and families. Since it was founded in 1980 by Barbara Rockwell Henry and David Henry in Jackson, NH, the Center has offered hands-on programs in the schools, at summer camps, and within communities throughout northern New Hampshire and western Maine. Each year Tin Mountain works with over 5,000 in public and private school, in addition to its homeschool programs. To see a sample of our work with students, click here.