YES, the Clean Air Challenge is still on for this weekend. Snow will not deter the event.
Check-in and Bib Pick-up starts at 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning at Houston High School. Start between 8 and 10a
Trekker Handbook 2013 (all you need to know to ride): Click Here.
Donation Collection Forms: For the Mulitple Donation Collection Form: Click Here. Single Dontaion/Receipt form: Click Here
Stay the night and enjoy the comfort of a night’s stay in one of the five star rooms at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge. Wake up the next day, and after breakfast, enjoy a second day of riding on a safe, supported route to the finish line.
Not only will you have a memory of a lifetime, and want to come back year after year, you will also raise funds for a great cause. The American Lung Association in Alaska has been fighting for clean air in Alaska for over 75 years. Join us in our mission to improve lives by fighting lung disease!
There are many ways you can choose to participate in this wonderful event.
Ride two days (120 miles) and enjoy a night at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge and wake up well rested for your trip back along scenic George Parks Highway the next day.
Ride one day (60 miles) and reserve a room at the Talkeetna Lodge. With this option you would get a peaceful night’s rest before heading home. You would need to secure your own ride back to the starting line.
Ride one day (60 miles) and reserve a spot on the motor coach to bring you back to your starting point at 7:30pm, after you have enjoyed time with friends, dinner, entertainment and our mission moment.
To register and find out more about Clean Air Challenge Alaska click here.
WHAT IS NEW?
Wahoo? Yahoo! Thanks to a generous donation from the newly opened Trek Bicycle Store at the Metro Mall, the Clean Air Challenge is able to offer a special Recruitment Prize – a Trek hardtail 29’er mountain bike from the Gary Fisher Collection named the Wahoo. This bike will be professionally fitted to the winner by the Trek Store staff, so the size will be optimal for your cycling enjoyment and safety!
Here are the rules – For every person you recruit for the 2013 Clean Air Challenge who has not been a trekker in the last three years (2012, 2011, 2010), you get your name included for a random drawing. Thus, the more people you recruit, the greater your odds of winning the bike.The drawing will be held during our mission program Saturday, May 18, at theTalkeetna Alaskan Lodge.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY: Each year we get a lot of phone calls asking if there is "room at the inn" for friends and family that want to cheer on riders. In the past the CAC has been sold out and there has not been room to share space with loved ones. That has not been the case in the last couple of years. Since we purchase these rooms either way we have the ability to open these rooms to you and your loved ones once the fundraising and registration deadlines have passed. (see Trekker Handbook for these dates.) Rooms will be $100 and may be reserved on a first come first serve basis by contacting the American Lung Association in Alaska Event Manager. AND if you are a rider and would like your own room and have met your minimum fundraising goal, you may also reserve a room alone at this time! Again, first come first serve. We will not be taking names until an official email goes to all registered riders, after the fundraising deadline.
FUNDRAISING: We know how some people can find fundraising a challenge (please come to our “how to Prepare Yourself For The CAC clinic at REI at 6:00 pm on April 2 or April 18, 2013). April 2nd will feature Steve Lindbeck and John Glidden. Don’t miss this event! Alaska Club free passes for the month of April will be given out to registered trekkers or trekkers who register that evening. So, we are offering you the opportunity to HOLD your spot on the ride by providing us with a credit card on the fundraising deadline date. This will give you a little extra time to fund raise as well as reserve your space for the ride. On ride start day we will put the remaining fundraising balance on your credit card (if needed).
FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES: We have revamped our incentive levels. No longer are great prizes available only to those raising the top funds. Here are our new levels. Visit our incentive page for more details.
Minimum Fundraising: Receive a commemorative event performance T-shirt
$750 Fundraising: Receive a Clean Air Challenge unisex pullover hoodie
$1,000 Fundraising: Receive an exclusive Clean Air Challenge Winner's Circle Jacket (and bragging rights!)
TWO Alaska Airline Tickets (unrestricted) -- Your name will be put into a drawing once for every $50 you raise above and beyond your minimum fundraising requirements!
We are aware that this year's CAC will be in conflict with the Gold Nugget Triathlon. We were not able to secure the Talkeetna Alaska Lodge for an earlier date.
Most people know someone that struggles to breathe every day. It may be your child that has asthma, your husband who has to take that inhaler every time he goes on a hike, maybe your mom or dad are struggling with Lung Cancer or COPD and we all appreciate how important it is to breathe clean air. By participating in the Clean Air Challenge your fundraising allows the American Lung Association to ensure that EVERYONE can take a breath that we can continue to FIGHT FOR AIR!
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