The Novel Coronavirus can't stop us from riding and raising funds in support of 106 amazing Mile High 360 students (by the way, each of MH360's high school seniors has accepted a post-secondary institution's invitation to enroll for the fall of 2020). On Saturday, June 6th, Mile High 360 riders/supporters will come together, from the comfort of their very own homes, to ride "together." A chorus of celebrity riders (think Ali Jones - a US Paralympic Road Racing Gold medalist) will spearhead the day's ride. The funds we raise, through sponsorships and peer-to-peer fundraising, will cover summer programming for MH360 students. It is imperative that MH360 students do not take the summer months "off," because it is understood that doing so only widens the achievement gap between those who eventually attend a post-secondary institution and those who do not attend a post-secondary institution. Summer is a time to build new knowledge, it is a time to lay the groundwork for the next academic year, and to provide critical support that cannot be fit into the school year.
Join our band of Mile High 360 supporters on Saturday, June 6th to ride in support of Mile High 360's students. There are two ride options: Option 1: Join Alison Jones in Zwift and ride the 2012 Paralympic Road Time Trial Course with 50 of Mile High 360's supporters. Option 2: Get out on your own and ride to the top of Lookout Mt. Everyone should get to the top at some point!
The registration fee starts at $50 and goes as high at $1,000 (Choose the amount that is right for you). And, there is a commitment to raise additional funds from family, friends, colleagues, and businesses (we will help you raise the funds and it is easier than one might think). These funds will support Mile High 360's summertime programming. Because there is no overhead on this event, all of the money we raise goes to supporting the students!
The Make Miles Matter Cycling Series is designed to be fun. There will be no road closures; however, we do not expect to share the road with any cars, as Zwift does not put cars into its virtual routes. In addition to Zwift's local laws regarding traffic impediment, please follow these general rules, if you choose to ride to Lookout Mt or in public:
HELMET USE IS REQUIRED FOR "LIVE" RIDING—please wear your helmet level on your head and keep your chinstrap buckled, if you feel that biking in the house is a danger to your or your family.
REMEMBER THAT THIS EVENT IS TAKING PLACE ON OPEN ROADS. Motorized traffic will be present.
BE PREDICTABLE. Group riding requires more attention to predictability than riding alone. Other riders expect you to continue straight ahead at a constant speed unless you indicate differently.
COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER RIDERS AROUND YOU— We don't want this ride to make you a "lazy" rider so call out “on your left” when passing, alert other riders of hazards in the road (eg. “hole, crack, glass” etc); call out “car back” when appropriate. Anyone else in the house might think you are crazy but just ignore them.
DON"T WORRY ABOUT MAINTAINING GAPS BETWEEN BICYCLES, AND PLEASE RIDE IN LARGE CLUMPS AT ALL TIMES.
PASS HOWEVER AND WHEREVER YOU WANT. Only pass when you want and there are no dangerous places to pass.
OBEY ALL TRAFFIC SIGNS AND SIGNALS. Stop at stop signs and lights, if you want.
OBEY COURSE STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS.
IF YOU STOP, FEEL FREE TO HANG OUT ON YOUR BIKE AND STAY CONNECTED. No need to move onto the grass/dirt on the edge of road to make room for other riders and traffic.
PLEASE BE COURTEOUS AND FRIENDLY TO ALL OTHER PARTICIPANTS. This is supposed to be fun.