|Another stunner poster by Greg Cosgrove|
Registration is at P10 (at the gate of the Fortune Parkway) at 6:30 pm.
The Hell Climb is a FUN-raiser event, devoting all revenue to Tall Tree Cycles' team member Anna O'Brien's Ride the Rideau fundraising campaign. Anna needs to raise $1500, so we're throwing a party event to help her get there. Anna actually works as a research scientist in the lab that the Ride the Rideau is raising money for! In 2010, our first Hell Climb raised about $300 for Martin's Ride to Conquor Cancer fundraising efforts. We'll try to top that this year!
On Wednesday, June 29th, we'll all meet up at the Gate (Gamelin) to roll to the parking lot at the base of the Fortune Parkway, P10. We will arrive there at about 6:30, so if riders prefer to meet there, that is fine.
Riders will register by making their $10 (minimum) contribution, at which point they will receive their staging numbers. Riders will go off at 30 second intervals. As this is a grassroots event that is all about combining fun and challenge, we will be using stopwatch timing.
We will have five categories:
Open Men - regular road bikes
Open Women - regular road bikes
Fixed Men - all ages, no gear restrictions!
Fixed Women - all ages, no gear restrictions
Super-Modified - wild and wacky family friendly: tandems, mtbs, trail-a-bikes, kids in trailers...
This year the Hell Climb will turn it up to 11 by encouraging non-team kit, Unafilliated. This means anything but regular team kit is welcome: retro, vintage, costume, stylish, poseur, hideous...whatever. The idea is to have fun with it! Yes, we will have a photo car! We are already hearing that Marco Pantani will make an appearance!
This year's Hell Climb is supported by a slew of generous sponsors: Burro Burracho, Bushtukah, The Cyclery, Danielle Pratt RMT, Kunstadt Sports, Phat Moose Cycles, and Tall Tree Cycles. Thank you to all the sponsors for stepping up!
Prizes will be awarded to the top three and DFL finishers from the Open and Fixed categories. Prizes will be drawn for the Super-Modified category.
Prizes will also be awarded to best and worst dressed. Only riders riding Unafilliated will qualify for these prizes.
Start scheming your outfit!
Homepage for Ride the Rideau:
Video of Anna talking about the fundraiser:
If you can't make the event but would like to support Anna's cause, you can donate online at: http://my.e2rm.com/personalPage.aspx?SID=2928214&Lang=en-CA