New Hope Community Bikes
Mark your calendars! The date for Everesting 2019 has been set: Saturday October 19, 2019.
In 2018 we raised $10,000 to support a new home for NHCB. This year's event will be bigger and better with more teams, more data tracking, another worthy cause - the ongoing support of New Hope Community Bikes' programs, including our high school mountain bike club, youth drop in programs, co-op student placements, women's specific bike clubs, bike rodeos, and cycle programming in indigenous communities.
In 2018, a group of 12 people spent the better part of a cold, rainy day riding hill repeats with the goal of summiting Mt. Everest as a team. One participant even rode 8,800m solo!
Summiting Mount Everest is not a task that is taken lightly, neither is our fundraising goal. This year we've set our goal at the imperial height of Everest (29,002ft).
Everesting Participants will be committing to ride anywhere from 20% to the entire height of Everest depending on how many people they choose to have on their team. Teams of up to 5 will climb a total of 8,800 m in one day. Using the Hamilton escarpment (~105m) as our summit climb, teams will need to complete 84 summits.
New This Year...
Pick your team size - We're allowing teams to sign with as few as 1 people to as many as 5 people. Choose your team size depending on how many times you want to ride the climb, or mix it up and have one member ride more than others. The goal is to complete the total elevation as a team, however you do that is up to you! The format is flexible, so you can ride with your teammates up and down, no need to wait for them to finish for the next person to start.
Partial road closure - We are working to have the climbing section of the road closed for the majority of the event (7:30 am - 3:30pm) to improve the safety for our riders and increase the number of people that can participate in the event.
Sponsorship swag bag - As a participant you will get a swag bag with some great goodies including custom New Hope Everesting Socks, draw prizes and a commemorative plaque to be displayed at New Hope Community Bikes.
Official Tracking - This year we'll be working to ensure that those who want to complete the event solo will be able to have their results posted on the Everesting website and are eligible to join the elite club of athletes who have successfully summited Everest in one day.