We invite you to join us as we endure the challenges of the world's premier ultramarathon bicycle race! While doing so please help support our designated charity for the race - Mobius Kids Children’s Museum! http://www.mobiusspokane.org/.
At 7:00 a.m. on October 4th, 2008 we will "clip in" to ride 508 miles from San Clarita, California to Twenty Nine Palms, California. With 35,000 feet of cumulative elevation gain we cross ten mountain passes, that stretch from Santa Clarita (just north of Los Angeles), across the Mojave Desert, through Death Valley, to Twenty Nine Palms as we complete the "toughest 48 hours in sport."
You can track race progress via near-real time web coverage at: http://www.adventurecorps.com/webcast/index.html.
Why Mobius Kids?
When we are riding our bikes we are often struck by a sense of wonder. Where did all these shapes and colors come from? How were these hills formed? How can my 18 pound bike hold my weight as I push up this hill?
How can we pass this sense of wonder on to our kids, with a sense of exploration that lasts a lifetime - and perhaps leads to careers in medicine, space exploration or one of the arts? An answer is that we can support education that engages our children such as Mobius Kids.
Mobius Kids, children's museum opened in its current location September 2005, and has been very successful, with over 200,000 visitors to date. But, like all children's museums, its operating expenses are more than its admissions and events fees. To enable Mobius Kids to continue to serve kids and their families, our community must financially support it. This is where you and I can make a difference. Please consider a donation of twenty-five cents or more per mile of the race (508 miles), although any amount would be appreciated.
For your convenience you can donate through PayPal http://www.mobiusspokane.org/news_events.html or mail contributions to: Mary Tyrie, Executive Director, Mobius Kids, 808 W. Main St., Lower Level, Spokane, WA 99201.
In addition, we would appreciate it if you would be kind enough to forward the email address for this blog http://2008fc508rideforkids.blogspot.com/ on to all of your friends!
The Furnace Creek Guys- Dave, Michael and Roby