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Whitney Classic Fundraiser → Sept. 27-28, 2014

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.

Route Change

The Whitney Classic has traditionally started in Badwater, Death Valley. Due to an ongoing safety study by Death Valley National Park, athletic events will not be permitted in Death Valley this summer. For that reason, the Whitney Classic route is different this year.

This year, the ride includes 2 climbs of Horseshoe Meadows Rd, 2 climbs of Tuttle Creek Rd, 2 climbs of Granite View Dr, and a final climb to the end of Whitney Portal Rd.

The ride begins in Lone Pine at the intersection of Brewery St and Whitney Portal Rd and follows Whitney Portal Rd West to a left on Horseshoe Meadows Rd. Climb Horseshoe Meadows Rd to the end and then back down Horseshoe Meadows Rd until a left on Granite View Dr. Granite View Drive is a 2 mile out and back and then a left back to Horseshoe Meadows Rd to Whitney Portal Rd. Follow Whitney Portal Rd down to the east to a right 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 until a left on Granite View Dr. Granite View Drive is a 2 mile out and back and then a left back to Horseshoe Meadows Rd to Whitney Portal Rd. Follow Whitney Portal Rd down to the east to a right on Tuttle Creek Rd. Follow Tuttle Creek Rd until the junction of Lubken Canyon Rd. take a right on Lubken Canyon Rd. Right onto Horseshoe Meadows Rd north to a left on Whitney Portal Rd to the finish at the Whitney Portal Store.

We’re optimistic that we’ll be able to continue using the traditional Whitney Classic route in 2015, following the completion of the safety study. We’re deeply sorry about the route change, but it was completely out of our control.

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.

Hammer NutritionPanamint SpringsHunt Construction

RoadIDPark ToolGoodSam Club

Wheat Ridge CycleryPizza FactoryComfort Inn

Fellowship of Christian AthletesMountain Khakis

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.