The last 2 years Kona Adventure Team rider and 24 Hour Solo World Champion Cory Wallace took on the task of raising money to help build a coaching/training center in Nepal. He has been backed by the NCRR (Nepal Cyclists Ride to Rescue, and the MTB World-Wide Organization. His goal has been to complete the Annapurna Circuit in record time, in less than 24 hours. Completing the Annapurna Circuit is a challenging athletic feat on its own as the altitude goes between 800 meters up to 5416 M at ThorongLa Pass. It is comprised of 220km of extremely high altitude riding while ascending over 6000 meters throughout the process. Cory completed the Annapurna Circuit in 23 hrs 57 minutes the first attempt, 22:30 last year and is aiming to keep the trend going this November by setting another fastest known record on the Annapurna Circuit. The past two years $3000 and $7500 USD has been raised, and this year the goal is to exceed last years total. This money will be used to keep the Nepal Cyclists training centre in Kathmandu open for another 2 years, bring over Cory's Coach Luke Way from Balance Point Racing in Canada to continue to coach and test the riders and to conduct High Altitude training camps in Nepal as the riders aim to be the fastest mountain bikers in Asia. Help these young Nepali Cyclists follow there dreams!
Signed Kona 24 Hour World Champion Jerseys are up for grabs (Current edition from Brazil)
1. To whoever donates, and then guesses the closest finishing time, without going over, for Cory on the Annapurna Circuit (Besi-Beni). 2. The Highest single Donation. 3 The first 3 people that donate over $500 USD (665 CAD) and request one.