On Saturday August 21st, I’ll be participating for the 4th time in the Mt. Washington Hillclimb, a bicycle road race to the top of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire. This event is designed to raise funds to support the Tin Mountain Conservation Center, a non-profit organization that has educated over 75,000 children about the environment, natural sciences and sustainable, green living.
Why would anyone want to climb 4,700 feet in 7.6 miles on a bike? Frankly, that's a VERY good question and if you have a good shrink that could help me answer that question, please let me know...but it’s for a great cause and it's a challenging goal. Last year I made it to the finish line in exactly 2 hours, at a blistering pace of about 4mph. BTW, the pros use this as a training run for the Tour and do it in about an hour. My time last year was a personal best and I'm looking to beat that this year.
This race to the summit of the highest peak in the northeast is the primary annual fundraiser for Tin Mountain Conservation Center in Albany, N.H. For the privilege of pedaling up the unrelenting grade, sometimes with sleet and winds of 40 mph or more, 600 elite and amateur cyclists pay an entry fee of $350, from which all proceeds support Tin Mountain's great work promoting an appreciation for the natural world while instilling the bedrock principles of sound stewardship and sustainable lifestyles. Entry fees and donations help support summer camps, school programs, and community programs. By simply sponsoring me, you can support this great cause too.
Please consider giving to this meaningful cause! Its tax-deductible and no amount is too small. Join me in helping to educate children in subjects that will spark a lifetime of curiosity and responsibility about the world around them.
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I truly appreciate your consideration and support!
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.