2013 Letter From The Chairman
Letter from The Chairman
As Chairman for the Ride430 Challenge I would like to thank everyone who has supported our ride and the incredible heroes who sacrifice every day for our freedom. This year was a very special year for the team as we celebrated our fifth year of riding in honor of our heroes. What began in 2008 as a small group of 20 people with a dream, culminated in a team this year of 65 riders who raised more than 500 thousand dollars in a four month campaign. Our dream in the beginning was to someday raise over one million dollars for our injured heroes. The end of our campaign this year brought our total to more than 1.2 million dollars raised. To read more about our 2012 campaign and the heroes who benefit simply click on the year end newsletter below. You will be amazed and touched when you read the stories in this years letter.
For 2013 we will be making some changes. We no longer will be making the trek across the desert to San Diego. We have opted this year to build an even more challenging coarse that will take us into the beautiful mountains of northern Arizona. We will pass through historic towns such as Wickenburg, Prescott, Strawberry, and Payson as our riders complete more than 16,000 feet of vertical climbing in less than four days. This year's route promises to be the greatest physical challenge we have faced yet.
We will begin our journey this year on October 9th and complete our campaign on the 12th of October as we ride into Scottsdale under police escort. We are incredibly excited about this years campaign and we are looking forward to the challenges and the success of our efforts. If you would like to volunteer or be a sponsor, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In closing, I want to again thank all of our sponsors and supporters who have given so generously to each years campaigns. Without you, none of this would have been possible. Your support and your prayers have literally created miracles in the lives of our injured heroes.
Thank You, God Bless, and Semper Fi
John C Greenway