"On June 11, 2021, I will line up on the Tour Divide's unofficial start line for the longest – arguably most challenging – self-supported mountain bike time trial on the planet. The race follows Adventure Cycling's Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, which stretches 2,745-miles of dirt roads and single-track from Banff, Alberta, to Antelope Wells, New Mexico, over 200,000 ft of elevation gain through the Rocky Mountains. This endeavor will be by far the most challenging I have ever embarked on, and I do not take it lightly.
For this challenge, I am teaming up with The Cairn Project to fundraise $5,000 to provide outdoor opportunities for more young women and girls. I have had the incredible privilege and opportunity to make my passion for adventure cycling as my work. I want to help create accessible pathways for more young women and girls to pursue a similar lifestyle, adventure goal, or profession. I never knew this life of mine was possible or even an option. If young women and girls could feel inspired by what I do and see that they could do it too, or to get exposed to what they love to do outdoors at an early age, I think it could make a positive impact on their lives, and the lives of others around them. Over the next few months, I'll be fundraising for The Cairn Project by sharing my story as a young girl and how I found purpose in life through riding my bicycle as I prep my mind, body, and equipment for one of the most significant endeavors of my life. To learn more about my trip, read my blog post. To follow my journey, follow me on Instagram."
📍 The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route travels through the unceded ancestral territory of the following Indigenous nations: Blackfoot, Stoney, Tsuut’tina, Ktunaxa, Salish Kootenai (Flathead), Sashone-Bannock, Eastern Shoshone, Cheyenne, Apsáalooke (Crow), Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute), Jicarilla Apache, Pueblos, Diné Bikéyah, Shiwinna (Zuni), Chiricahua Apache, and Janos.
All donations to this fundraiser support The Cairn Project's grants to girls-only outdoor education programs around the country. The Cairn Project uses the 501c3 status of its fiscal sponsor, Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, to operate its charitable program. Your tax deductible donation receipt will reflect a donation to SEE.