vEveresting for Rockford Urban Ministries on Leap Day!

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RUMI have decided to dedicate my ride to help bring awareness and funding to Rockford Urban Ministries who have lost significant funding this year. My goal is to raise $500 in support of their ministries. Read more about Rockford Urban Ministries and their projects here:

Click the Donate Button on their site to donate or Click Here: DONATE TO R.U.M.

img_4359ABOUT MY RIDE: vEveresting is a Virtual bike ride using the virtual cycling app Zwift, where I will be cycling up Alpe du Zwift over and over again until I climb the height of Mt. Everest, 29,029 Feet / 8,848 Meters. (I am planning to actually extend to 10,000 Meters so that I can join the High Rouleurs Society.)  This challenge will take place on an indoor trainer and bike in my basement. Alpe du Zwift is roughly 1,036 Meters high, so I will be climbing it 10 times. After my 5 climb trial run last month, I expect to average around 95mins per climb with a 11-12min descent, where I can get off the bike and get a break while the bike descends. I am anticipating this will take me 18 hours and I am beginning at 1AM on Leap Day, February 29, 2020!

There is actually a whole group of people who are doing this activity together. I’m not sure on the total number, but I believe it’ll be close to 2 dozen of us!

I wanted to use one of those Fundraising sites, but it would have taken a lot more work in coordination with R.U.M., so I don’t really have a way of automatically tracking. So if you donate, please let me know so I can try and track what I can. Thank you so much!

About howie snyder

Cycling Reverend, love Jesus, love my family, love meeting new people and sharing life with them!
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