Is everyone ready for Saturday? I sure am! Here’s all the final details in one place:
SIGN-UP: It’s free to ride, but if you’re riding than make sure you’re signed up! I know for a fact there are several folks coming who haven’t signed up yet, please sign-up now so that we don’t have any surprises on ride morning. Click Here to Sign-up.
RIDER’S GUIDE: Please, please, please make sure you have read the rider’s guide beforehand and make sure that you’re in shape / have enough experience to take this on! When we say, “The Fifty For Uganda should be considered a self-supported endeavor undertaken in the company of friends…” we’re not joking. Click Here to Read the Rider’s Guide.
ROUTE MAP: 25 mile route (one-way) from Canawaugus Park in Scottsville to Mount Morris (and back) on the Genesee Valley Greenway. Click Here to View the Route Map.
DONATION LINK: this is the most important part of the ride! Spread the word, help us make our $500 first year goal! CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION!
Here’s the FIFTY FOR UGANDA Ride Map (one way) - Check it out!
The official donation page for the FIFTY FOR UGANDA ride benefitting the Ugandan Water Project is now up over on Active.com! Please go and make a donation today -AND- please help spread the word! We want to raise at least $500 on this the first year of the ride… more would be awesome! Thanks!
Link: FIFTY FOR UGANDA - DONATE - ACTIVE.COM
The FIFTY FOR UGANDA Rider’s Guide is now up - if you’re joining us be sure to read it through well before the 8th. Thanks!
link: FIFTY FOR UGANDA - RIDER’S GUIDE
Hey all! Finally ready with all the details on the Fifty For Uganda - 50 Mile Endurance Mountain Bike Ride!
One of my favorite autumn rides here in Upstate, New York is a nice, brisk 50-miler on the Genesee Valley Greenway. I was going to do this in October with a few friends around my birthday, but… than I figured it would be fun to just open it up, see who shows up and have a great ride while creating awareness and raising money for the Ugandan Water Project.
So that’s what we’re doing!
The flyer is above. You can SIGN-UP. This event is totally free, but I ask that everyone register so we know who is riding.
And, I ask that anyone participating hit their friends and family up for some sort of donation to the Ugandan Water Project. Best to get a “Hey, can you get me $1/mile?” donation!
If you’ve been wondering what the world of endurance mountain biking is all about, this is a great way to get your feet wet without diving into a full 100-mile or 24-hour mtb race. You definitely have to be in shape, and you have to know how to make your own repairs. You’ll also need to bring your own water, food, gel packs, etc. for the day. If you know you’re in shape, but aren’t sure about gear and preparations I’ll be posting more on that as the ride gets closer so don’t worry.
We’ll leave from Canawaugus Park right in Scottsville, NY and ride the 25 miles south on the Greenway all the way to Mount Morris. Should be a nice, mellow 25 mile ride. We’ll take a break in Mount Morris, grab some coffee, food, whatever and than head on back North to Mount Morris.
This is not a race. It’s not really an official event. It’s just a bunch of folks getting together to have fun and ride. Please help spread the word - I hope you can make it! Should be a great ride!
- Ben Murphy / AthleteDad.com
Hope to have this site fully live by the end of the week - stay tuned! Gonna be cool!
In the meantime, join us on TWITTER and FACEBOOK.
The Ugandan Water Project partners with individuals, families, businesses, civic organizations, churches and schools to raise funds to place rainwater collection tanks on community buildings in Uganda, East Africa. Supported entirely by donations, this small organization has managed to install water tanks in more than 20 communities and has sent teams to Africa several times a year to build relationships in those communities.
For more info, or more importantly to make a donation hit www.ugandanwaterproject.com