The Gratitude 100
What: Drew Mikita is mountain biking 100 miles to raise money for the Kailash Home kids to run in the 2018 Everest Marathon. I will be video recording messages of gratitude along my bike ride to supporters and donors.
When: Late September, 2017 (exact date will be determined based on weather)
Where: 100 miles on Breckenridge’s legendary trail sanctuary
How can I help?
Every dollar donated will go directly to the Kailash Home kids to run the 2018 Everest Marathon, a truly spectacular goal and event for these awesome kids. Any additional money raised will go to the home as well. I am asking for $10 donations, but if you can give more, please do, if you give less, I am grateful for anything!!
Businesses and companies looking to support the effort can also make a donation and have a message recorded or shout out of some kind to their business. I can also use in-kind donations like bike tunes/gear, nutrition, and if anyone has a hook up at Go-Pro or knows a rep that would be good too!
When I am riding alone, I love to sing, at the top of my lungs, helps with mindfulness! If you are feeling a little more charitable, for a $50 donation you can request a song for me to sing to OR let me dedicate something to you! Warning, if you go deaf from my singing, I told you it would be bad! (leave song requests in message or email me)
Having run the Everest Marathon with Molly in 2016, I know how empowering, life changing, and unforgettable of an experience it was. When we met the children at the Kailash Home we fell in love with them! Helping the Kailash Home financially reach their goals, encouraging others to do awesome things, and pushing my limits while being grateful are my goals of the Gratitude 100.
This event evolved after finding my happy place on my bike this summer. Being dissatisfied with where I was in life, a major change was necessary. I started pedaling among other positive choices. When Molly told me she was going to do a 100 mile run in September I was fired up. I wanted to help support her in any way possible, cooking, running, whatever. She motivated me to do something huge like that too, but what? Then she suggested a 100 mile bike ride. Yep. This has encouraged me to stay healthy and feel better.
Molly inspired me to try to do something ambitious and lofty. I want to support others striving for a goal, the Kailash Home and people around me. Thanks, Molly, I couldn't be more grateful for your encouragement and love. I think about my favorite people, places, and businesses while I ride, and am grateful for them. I feel so open and free on my bike, I want to share these moments with you all! My friends, Brain and Meg suggested charging you all for the messages!
If you don’t have any money, you can still help! Share about the Gratitude 100 on social media. Encourage friends to support the event. Since starting my intentional practice of gratitude it has helped me feel better every day. No worries if you can't donate, just practice more gratitude. This makes the world be a better place, so be grateful and pass it along!
They are so grateful and appreciative. I can't thank you all enough for your financial and emotional support of this event.
I recorded everyone messages of gratitude while riding 100 miles, but have a bit of a snag. You can not hear my voice because of the wind ( I like to think I was just going that lightning fast). I have spent hours trying to remove the wind noise, to no avail.
So, I am still going to send you the videos, but have decided to just practice more gratitude and write up everyone a message of gratitude or record another video. I will be sending these out over the next couple weeks.
Thank you again for your support. Also, some of you know this, but I was in a pretty bad car accident. I am totally fine and walked away, a little shaken up emotionally, but am SO GRATEFUL to be alive and well. My truck is totaled, but I am grateful to be alive (and to have insurance!).
Thanks for all your support, I am grateful for everyone of you. Keep an eye out for your messages coming soon and a full write up about the ride and experience.