After a long hiatus we are bringing back a long standing SVR tradition, the Snow Valley Racing Bike-A-Thon. This event will be new to many of our families, but as an athlete who participated in this event back in my day (in the 1990’s), I can attest it is a great day out on the bike, and fun social event to kick off our season.
As the name suggests, the Bike-A-Thon is a mountain biking event where the goal is for athletes to ride as many kilometers as they can in a specified time frame. In the past athletes were to seek out pledges for each kilometer they road. This year in 2021, we have set up a GoFundMe page online and are asking athletes to seek out donations which will support the club this season. More information on this can be found in the document list below.
This year our event will take place at the Strathcona Science Center, on October 9, 2021 from 10am-3pm. We have 2 different courses designed with all age groups in mind, both courses will be marked the morning of, and I will provide a gpx. file beforehand for those interested. Both courses will be in the 1.5-3ish km range and athletes will track the laps they complete. All families are encouraged to come on out and join us for a fun day on the bike!
More information and all the specific details can be found in the document list below.
I would like to thank Brittany Ferguson for her time in putting this together. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with either Brittany (email@example.com) or myself.
Date: Saturday, October 9th, 2021 (in lieu of dryland training)
When: 10am to 3pm
Where: Strathcona Science Center - 10980 17 St NW, Sherwood Park AB T8H
Bike-A-Thon Route: We will be subsequently be setting up two routes. One challenging route for our U12, U14, U16 and U19 athletes. One easier route for our U10, U8 and U6 athletes. We will release route maps a week in advance of the Bike-A-Thon, and both routes will be flagged and open from 10am to 3pm to complete at your leisure.
Eligibility: We encourage all parents, siblings, athlete’s, and coaches to join us and give our bike routes a spin!
Fundraising Goal: $10,000 ($200 per family)
Fundraising Page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/snow-valley-racing-bikeathon
Barbeque: Come join your teammates for a barbeque after all your hard work! To keep things safe and sterile, we will be hiring a food truck (TBD) for your post-biking calorie needs from 12pm onward. More details to come before the Bike-A-Thon.
Prizes: Along both biking routes we will be hiding small prizes throughout the day (to keep our athlete’s incentivized), there will also be a larger draw for door prizes and Snow Valley Racing swag for all participants of the bike-a-thon! Additionally, time your race on Strava and the quickest athletes from each course will also be receiving prizes.
Additional Details: If you, or a company you know, might be interested in sponsoring our event or making a donation, please reach out to Kyle Buchanan (firstname.lastname@example.org). Any additional questions can be directed toward Kyle or Britt Ferguson (Brittany.Ferguson.email@example.com).