Fundraising is Optional!
Please consider fundraising to help stop T1 Diabetes and help children become great people through our designated non-profits!
If you do not plan to fundraise you have the option of purchasing a jersey and/or bibs at the time of registration.
See fundraising Tiers on the right to see what you get for helping us to help others.
Fundraising Incentives are cumulative.
For raising $750 you get $120 registration refunded, the awesome Alchemist bibs ($150) and Epic Jersey ($100), to go along with your WEBC t-shirt, socks, pint glass and finisher’s medal. This means you are fundraising under $400 which is totally in your reach!
For an extra $250 in fundraising ($1,000 total) you get all the fore mentioned, plus an ungraded Epic Pro Jersey in the kit color (red, pink or blue) of your choice. Show people your awesomeness in going the extra miles to support children with your blue to hot pink WEBC kit this fall! Thanks for helping us to help children!
We feel that no opportunity should be wasted. You should never look back and wish you could have done more. We think about the future. Our children. This is why we ride the West Elk Bicycle Classic…to help others while challenging ourselves on the bike.
Supporting Western State Colorado University
Western has taken many a young mind and helped it go on to many great outcomes. We hope by coming to Gunnison you will see that it is a great community, high-achieving school and amazing place to recreate in the great outdoors!
Finding a Cure for Type 1 diabetes
We will be donating fundraising for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, linked above. T1 diabetes was once called juvenile diabetes. A persons pancreas can stop producing insulin at any age. Without insulin, sugar that we all use for energy can’t get into the cells. If left untreated a person will slowly starve to death. It is treatable but there is no cure. Treating it means constant insulin injections and checking of blood sugars. If the levels fall too low you can go into a coma and die. If it is too high blindness, nerve damage and many other maladies result. Once you have it will never go away. That is what we hope to change.
For the Children
We have supported Sharon’s Kids in the past and will again this year. Sharon is a wonderful woman takes underprivileged kids on trips, camps and other great activities in the Paonia area. Our past donations helped Sharon arrange for them to attend computer camp at Western amongst other opportunities.
Bikes and Books for Kids
We will also be supporting the not-profit called “Bikes and Books for Kids.” This 501c3 (designation pending) is focused on providing bikes, helmets and books to underprivileged kids in need of a home library, a bike of their own, a helmet, shoes, school clothes and the necessities to become life-long learners and contributing members of society.
Thanks for helping us reach our fundraising goal of $40,000 for this year’s West Elk!