Tour Divide 2015!

June 12th – The Tour Divide 2015!

Racers will make their way from Bannf, Alberta Canada on their way to Antelope Wells on Friday, June 12th! TourDivide.org and via SPOT GPS at Trackleaders.com! And check out the start list here!

Dave Gieger’s TD15 App: http://td-2015.eatsleepridegreatdivide.com/

Our Finishers:

1. Josh Kato – 14:11:37
2. Jay Petervary – 14:12:03
3. Neil Beltchenko – 14:12:23

Racer Charities for the Tour Divide 2015:

Erik Richenberger – Riding for the Gift Of Hearing Foundation
Read more here at EriksRide.comhttps://www.facebook.com/eriksride, and http://www.giftofhearingfoundation.org/
Join www.jacobsride.org and The Gift of Hearing Foundation, and help Erik provide the gift of hearing!

 

Eleanor McDonough – The Musella Foundaton For Brain Tumor Research & Information
I will be racing my bicycle from Canada to Mexico in honor of my older brother, who has survived brain cancer for 11 years. Always a best friend, he has endured adversity with wit, fierceness, and courage.

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to the Musella Foundation, so that they may continue to help cancer patients and their families. Donations of any amount are highly appreciated. Donations of $25 or more will earn an awesome t-shirt designed and printed for the event (while supplies last). Please indicate in the comment field your preferred and alternative t-shirt sizes. Note that the receipt will not mention the t shirt.

Get more information and donate here!

 

Michael Eyb – TeamBrendanM
This is a charity for Brendan Maloney who is battling cancer! Learn more at www.teambrendanm.com and on Facebook! And there’s a great article at the Manning River Times as well!

 

Josh Daugherty and Phillip Bird – Pedal Against PTSD & Big Pig Cancer Foundation
“I’m excited to be a part of this race and this fundraising effort for 2 great charities. When I decided to do the Tour Divide Race I did not immediately think “I’ve got to find a charity to support.” But both Pedal Against PTSD and Big Pig Cancer Foundation were started by cyclists, and both have touched the lives of people around me, support communities near me in north Texas, and have direct connections to the TDR. So while I was not a “racer in search of a charity,” both of these organizations took root in my brain and I quickly could not think of doing the race without taking them both along with me. The fit was too natural to ignore.” -Josh Daugherty

“For me it’s got to be about more than riding your bike. A higher cause beyond the ride.” -Phillip Bird
http://www.tdrfundraiser.com/causes/

 

Jen Marsh – Contact We Care
Jen has offered to support the volunteer work I do on crisis and suicide hotline for Contact We Care.  This organization has been around for 40 years, providing emotional support to those in crisis or considering suicide through or local and national hotline numbers and our texting service.  With over 14,000 calls per year, it’s so wonderful that Jen has decided to use her race as a forum to spread awareness of what this organization does and help raise funds to keep the organization going.

MTBCast: Tour Divide ’15 – Lindsay Shepard called in from Breckenridge

Lindsay Shepard called in from Breckenridge!

MTBCast: Tour Divide ’15 – Lindsay Shepard called in from Pinedale

Lindsay Shepard called in from Pinedale!

MTBCast: Tour Divide ’15 – Lindsay Shepard called in from Butte

Lindsay Shepard called in from Butte!

MTBCast: Tour Divide ’15 – Team Rice Burner called in with their finish call

Team Rice Burner called in with their finish call!

MTBCast: Tour Divide ’15 – Peter Yerger called in with his finish call

Peter Yerger called in with his finish call!

MTBCast: Tour Divide ’15 – Greg Goodman called in from near Separ

Greg Goodman called in from near Separ!

MTBCast: Tour Divide ’15 – Marty Johnson called in with his finish call

Marty Johnson called in with his finish call!

MTBCast: Tour Divide ’15 – Jen Marsh called in with her finish call

Jen Marsh called in with her finish call!

MTBCast: Tour Divide ’15 – Hal Russell called in with his finish call

Hal Russell called in with his finish call!

MTBCast: Tour Divide ’15 – John Bowers called in with his finish call

John Bowers called in with his finish call!