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' cycle safety and school programs, bike programming in indigenous communities, women's specific bike clubs, bike rodeos and our community space that provides year round access to tools, parts and knowledgeable staff and volunteers.
For more information on all the cycling related activities that Everesting will support check out our 2018 Annual Report here.
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 a goal of $1 per every meter of Everest - a total of $8,800.
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 6 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 6 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.
Full Road Closure - We have Fifty Road closed to all but local traffic from 8:00am to 8:00pm 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.
Location - Everesting laps will take place on Fifty Rd Escarpment Access. This hill has good quality asphalt, a partial shoulder, a mid-way rest point and excellent fall colours. (89 Fifty Rd. Stoney Creek, ON) The total elevation change of each climb is 105m.
Start Time and Duration - Those looking to solo the event will need to start riding at 6:00 a.m. and be equipped with front and rear lights and be self supported for the first hour. Team participants will start together at 7:30 a.m. A four person team riding at a reasonable pace should complete their 21 laps in approximately 7 hours.
Support - Food, refreshments and medical support will be available at the top of the hill, and a shuttle vehicle will be parked at the bottom. Lunch will be provided at no cost to participants. There were be BBQ options and chilli. Participants will be responsible for bringing their own nutrition for during the ride (e.g. gels, bars, peanut butter and jam sandwiches).