This year will be my tenth time riding the Courage Classic, a two day bike ride in Summit County that supports the Children’s Hospital Colorado. Unfortunately, it was canceled due to COVID-19, but everyone’s allowed to fundraise and set their own goals for how far they will ride. I’m still planning on riding the normal Courage Classic routes with my dad on July 18-20. I will ride 80 miles the first day over three passes and a mountain, including Vail Pass. The second day is usually around 40 miles long, but I’m choosing to ride the 84 mile option route again. Since the Courage Classic used to be three days long, I’m also going to add a 90 mile third day, which goes up Loveland Pass and Hoosier Pass (around 6,780 ft of elevation gain).
I ride the Courage Classic because my brother Kyle had Pompe Disease, a metabolic disease which is caused by a genetic mutation that prevents the cells from breaking down glycogen to glucose. He received excellent care at the hospital even though there was no cure for the disease. I ride on the Gene Team, so all the money that I raise goes to the genetics and metabolics department of the hospital. The money will be used to help with research to discover new cures and treatments and to help families who can’t afford treatments.
This year, my fundraising goal is $3500. So far, my brother and I have raised $3996 going door to door, so I will get $1988. To donate, you can click on the “Donate Now” button on this website.
Total so far (including offline donations): $3192.96 Last updated: 7/9/2020