Hello everyone! I am entering to ride in the Trans America Bike Race 2019! This is a self-supported bicycle race that begins in Astoria, Oregon and ends in Yorktown, Virginia. The 4,223 mile route began in 1973 and is considered to be “the classic route to cross America by bicycle.” I am incredibly eager and grateful for this opportunity to explore the United States and challenge myself with this physically and mentally demanding goal. All of my life, I have been blessed with influential people who have provided amazing opportunities to explore the cycling world. Once again, I find myself in another incredible opportunity to enjoy what I love doing.
With this experience, there is also a large financial requirement. As a college student, I am saving my pennies towards this trip, but I realize that I will need some help in reaching my goal. I have a long list of items that I need in order to make this dream a reality, and I need to ask for your help in achieving this goal.
Some of the items I am looking to purchase include an endurance fit road bicycle, large bicycle bags, a GPS computer, brighter cycling clothes, and high-powered lights for safety. Once I am on the road, I will need to be able to purchase food to fuel my body to cover 4,000+ miles and cover other unexpected expenses. My projected budget for this trip comes to $5,000. I have adjusted my GoFundMe goal to include money that I have received in Christmas and birthday gifts along with money that I have been putting aside. Here is a list of what your potential donations will go towards:
$5: A five-dollar footlong from Subway! This donation will go towards my food budget and refueling my body. $10- This donation will go towards a larger dinner after a long day of riding. This will be crucial for my recovery to be able to continue riding the next day $25- This donation will go towards purchasing bags to carry all of my gear on my bike to help minimize the amount of nights needed in hotels and food bought from convenience stores. $50: This donation will go towards purchasing high-powered lights to make sure I am safe while riding for countless hours and towards new tires once my original tires wear out. $100: This donation will go towards a hotel room for a night or two to help my body relax with a nice warm shower and bed and towards my flight to Oregon $100+: This donation will go towards the purchasing on an endurance fit bicycle to ride in the race!
Now, I recognize that I am not able to take this opportunity for granted. There is a lot of messed up things in this world, and I am so fortunate to be able to talk about setting off on an incredible adventure like this. I feel as if I must give back in some way. With that said, I agree to donating every penny that I do not use on my trip from your donations to the Great Cycle Challenge. I will be racing in the month of July which is also the month of the Great Cycle Challenge. This organization raises money towards fighting children’s cancer. I am so blessed to be able to embark on this journey, and I want to help fight against children’s cancer through donations and awareness. I think it is crucial to give to this organization because I want these kids to be able to enjoy life the same way I find myself being able to enjoy life through this bicycle adventure.
So, will you please consider partnering with me? I need your help to achieve this ambitious goal of setting off and completing the Trans America Bike Race 2019. I am looking to raise $5,000 towards my race while donating all that is left to the Great Cycle Challenge. Thank you so much for reading this and I would truly appreciate any dollar amount that you could donate.