The Whitney Classic
is an endurance bicycling fundraiser
for Summit Adventure. The funds raised in this annual event further the ministry of Summit Adventure
. Over half of Summit Adventure’s annual budget is raised through donations. Summit Adventure is a non-profit Christian wilderness organization that uses adventure programming as a tool to challenge people of all ages and backgrounds to a spiritual, physical, emotional and relational adventure. Funds raised will go toward Summit Adventure’s general fund, which includes programs for youth, families, schools, churches and individuals with disabilities. Each rider is required to raise a minimum of $700 in pledges
, which goes toward Summit Adventure’s annual budget. Fundraising incentive prizes, including bicycle components, gift cards, apparel and other gear, are awarded at the evening closing event.
The ride includes a climb of Horseshoe Meadows Rd. (via Tuttle Creek Rd), an out and back to the town of Darwin and a climb of Whitney Portal Rd.
The ride begins at the Lone Pine Comfort Inn. Ride north on 395 and continue north into Lone Pine. Take a left on Whitney Portal Rd follow briefly to the west to a left on Tuttle Creek Rd. Follow Tuttle Creek Rd until the junction of Lubken Canyon Rd. take a right on Lubken Canyon Rd and then a left onto Horseshoe Meadows Rd. Climb Horseshoe Meadows Rd to the end and then back down Horseshoe Meadows Rd. Take a right on Lubken Canyon Rd then a left onto 395. Ride north on 395 then take a right onto Route 136. Take 136 East (it will become Route 190) until a right at Darwin Rd. Follow Darwin Rd. southeast to the town of Darwin and the turnaround at Main St. Follow Darwin Rd back to 190. Take a left on Route 190 then stay right on to Route 136. Follow 136 to 395. Take a right on 395 and ride north to a left on to Whitney Portal Rd. Follow Whitney Portal Rd up to the west to the finish at the Whitney Portal Store.
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Thank You to All Sponsors and Volunteers
You know who you are. It would be far from possible without you. Thank you so much for your generous donations to the mission of Summit Adventure.
Well, who won? It’s a natural question for most of us. There are teams—it’s an athletic event—we’ve seen the Tour de France on television—but we assure you, it’s a ride… not a race. Snickers abound whenever someone mistakenly says “race” rather than “ride,” but really, we’re not keeping track (most of us). So if you want to know who “won,” check out the times and recaps below. But, if you ask most of us, when generous funds are raised towards fathers and their kids growing closer, towards developing communities in Ecuador, towards people growing closer to God, most of us would say that the biggest winners weren’t even at the Whitney Classic—they are spread around the world. So here’s to the winners of the race…er…I mean ride.