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Grace Ragland's Tour Divide 2018

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Raised by 56 people in 4 months
Grace is planning to ride the Tour Divide in June 2018.  It is an ultra-distance cycling race that is an extreme test of endurance, self-reliance and mental toughness.  If you know Grace, she has all of these qualities.  Grace has been living with Multiple Sclerosis now for 38 years yet just refuses to give in to the disease!  In fact Grace actually challenges MS daily which has been and inspiration to many. The Tour Divide race starts in Banff, Canada and ends in Antelope Wells, New Mexico.  Approx 2700 Miles.

Grace needs our financial support for the specialized gear needed for the race.  She will be completely self sufficient and therefore needs custom bike bags, lightweight tent, sleeping bag and all the gear to survive.  She also needs financial support for food and other expenses.

Grace will be active on social media prior and during the race, so all of us can share this experience with her along the way.

The Tour Divide is "on the bucket list" for Grace. We can help her by shouldering the financial burden, and let her focus on her training and preparation.


https://www.facebook.com/grace.ragland
https://youtu.be/H_USRCa2u8A
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tour_Divide
http://www.bikepacking.com/event/tour-divide-2018/
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Grace is now in Banff, practicing in local conditions for her start on Friday, June 8.

The contributions to Grace's GOFUNDME have paid for the gear necessary and some of the expenses to get her to Banff and ready to Race. I have set up a shared bank account with a debit card for her to pay for expenses during her epic jouney. All money contributed will now go directly to that account so she can buy food, make repairs, and any other financial need during the trip. Thank you if you have contributed, and please let EVERYONE know how they can help this amazing woman on her EPIC Journey. (Fisher)
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I wanted to give everyone an update to this point on Grace's Tour Divide prep!

The Tour Divide Race starts in 6 weeks and Grace has been very busy with training, gathering her gear and coaching the Randolph Raiders. She even rode 3 days in a row in the pouring rain a couple of weeks ago (See photo)

This girl is determined! Last week Grace raced the Pisgah Stage Race which consists of 5 days of racing on some of the toughest single track in the US. Grace's plan was to use this as training for the Tour Divide. Well apparently her fitness is on target because she WON overall for the Grand Masters women category!!! Pisgah Stage Race Results | Blue Ridge Adventures
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