On Nov. 2nd 2014 will be the “Filthy 50” Mountain Bike Race/ Ride / and Wheels 4 Life fundraiser in San Diego County. Limited entries available for the 30 or 50 mile course. More info at: www.quickndirtymtb.com
Sho-Air Cyclery, the newly opened GT stockist, bicycle shop at 8530 E. Chapman, Orange, California chose to support Wheels 4 Life through a race event on Saturday 6th September. Adding to the support were members of our “Team Wheels 4 L”, that race so that “they”, our recipients can ride. Thanks to their efforts, $500 was raised which means we can buy another 3 bicycles. This total may increase if additional donations come in post event. I will keep you posted . Thank you for your support everyone.
A big thank you goes to Christoph Fuchs and Urs Schild from Switzerland. They raced this year in the 7 day Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race in South Africa on behalf of Wheels 4 Life as “Team Rothorn-Brienz”. They completed the 730km and 15350 vertical meters in total time of 45h:24Min. .They finished the Masters Category in 59th place out of 177 teams, and in a respectable 232nd place in the overall classification out of 600 teams. Together with theirs wives, supporters and sponsored they mananged to raise over US$ 18,500.- for Wheels 4 Life. (thank you, thank you, thank you).
Thanks to Team Rothorn-Brienz, Lions Club Mutschellen-Kelleramt, Hegi Gartengesaltung AG, Chilli Sport GmbH, Widen Sehstern Optik GmbH, Berikon Sponser Sport Food AG and many friends and supporters.
David Roberts is putting a on special event/ fundraiser on April 13th in Southern California. He will try to break the Guinness World Record by riding the most vertical feet on a bike within a 24hour period. Their goal is to raise enough money to buy at least 10 bicycles for Wheels 4 Life. Click the link below to find out more about the event and how to be part of it. http://www.climb24.org
Tortour Fundraiser in Switzerland by Kjell Andersen and Stefan Huber
The Tortour Race (www.tortour.com) is a non-stop bicycle road race around Switzerland. Participants have to ride a course of 1050km/650miles and 15000m/49000ft. vertical. The course has 18 sections the two team riders alternate for a combined time.
Kjell Andersen and Stefan Huber raced in a two -men team to raise money for Wheels 4 Life. Besides their day jobs and their intense training program they also had the task of raising money and awareness for their choosen charity project.
The race was held in August 2013, after a slow start the team slowly worked their way into the top group during this strenuous race through the Swiss Alps. After 38hours and 51minutes they finished together with their support crew of five, in a respectable 8th place in the category 2-men teams.
Congratulations for your efforts on and off the bike and a big thanks for collecting approx. $ 3600.-, enough money to buy nearly 30 bicycles!