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California To The Carolinas

We Can Do This!

What: California to the Carolinas, “We Can Do This” Disabled Sports 24/7 Road Bicycling Adventure #W2E2016 #CttC2016

Who: 10 disabled, paralyzed, wounded, injured and able-bodied cyclists (military veterans, civilians and supporters)

Where: Wounded Warrior Battalion West (Oceanside, CA) to the Center for the Intrepid (San Antonio, TX) to USOC Paralympic Trials (Charlotte, NC) to Cycle to the Sea (N. Myrtle Beach, SC) and finish at Wounded Warrior Battalion East (Camp Lejuene, NC) covering over 3,000 miles

When: April 10-24, 2016 (252 cycling hours)

Why:

  • Heightening awareness for military veterans and athletes who are injured, wounded, and/or paralyzed – demonstrating “We Can Do This” and so can you.
  • Highlighting the US Olympic Committee’s Paralympic Trials in Charlotte in June while carrying the USOC Paralympic torch across country
  • Raising funds and awareness for the Semper Fi / America Fund, Carolinas HealthCare System’s Carolinas Rehabilitation and the Independence Fund

Support requested:

  • Estimated total expense of cycling adventure: $44,000
  • ADA Compliant Tour Bus
  • 2 crew cab truck rentals
  • Law enforcement/public safety assistance along the route
  • Bicycle mechanical support
  • Live-video stream, communication and internet access
  • Multi-climate cycling outfits for each cyclist
  • Web-based monitoring and tracking
  • Water, drinks, food and refreshments
  • Laundry service during adventure

How:

  • 5 pairs of able-bodied, disabled, paralyzed, wounded and injured athletes
  • Each pair will cycle for ~2hrs then swap with another pair, cycling 24/7, stopping overnight in San Antonio, continuing to Charlotte to promote the USOC Paralympic Trials, merging with Carolinas HealthCare System’s Carolinas Rehabilitation Cycle to the Sea from Monroe, NC to N. Myrtle Beach, SC; completing the cross-country journey at Camp Lejeune, NC
  • Peak elevation: 5,433ft; lowest elevation: -177ft; total ascent 35,312ft; total descent 35,322ft
  • Time to complete: 10.5 days or 252hrs covering 3,062miles (assumes 12mph average)

Cycling support and participants during portions of the adventure:

  • USOC Paralympics
  • Disabled Sports USA
  • Team Red White & Blue
  • B-Cycle Charlotte

Our cycling donation site is operational now.  Your orgs are named in our event.  Can you send me high res logos when you have time?

We’re working on an info site that will have the exec summary, athlete info, route info etc.  Please feel free to circulate this to anyone who you feel might be able to help.  http://www.active.com/donate/W2E

 

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