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Hi Everyone, 

I've created an Event posting here on The Chainlink, but given this group's specific interests, I also wanted to share here about an AWESOME RIDE/CAMP Adventure for an AWESOME CAUSE!

THE CAUSE

The The Worthwhile Mile is a fundraising adventure in support of the Walter Spohn Trust. The WST is a nonprofit organization that funds research and education in Clinical Anaplastology, a specialized field of healthcare that provides custom prosthetic rehabilitation for patients who've suffered disfigurement of the face or body due to trauma, cancer, or congenital conditions. The field is greatly underfunded and the WST is trying to change that with its annual Giving Programs. This ride is an important fundraiser for the WST - a great time for a great cause!

THE ADVENTURE

  • Trip dates: Sept 19-22 (Camp nights 9/19-21; 3-Day Ride 9/20-22)
  • Location: Sonoran Desert/McDowell Mountain State Park - Arizona
  • Difficulty: Various route options available to satisfy beginner to advanced riders
  • Distance: 40 & 60 mile route options
  • Road & Mountain biking options 
  • Expert guides from Arizona Outback Adventures (AOA) will be supporting riders from sun up to sun down, both on the road and at the campsite.
  • Fully supported, SAG, and bike maintenance
  • 3 meals a day, snack breaks and hydration during the route
  • Bike rental & outfitting available through Arizona Outback Adventures
  • Bike set up by expert mechanics for shipped bikes
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off available
  • GORGEOUS DESERT VISTAS, campfires, evening hikes led by AOA guides
  • New friendships, and more!

Check out the details and FAQs at walterspohntrust.org/wm-ride


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out. Email info@walterspohntrust.org (Attn: Erin Stevens, WM Ride) or call me directly, 773-301-9548. 

I'd love to ride along some Chicagoans on this awesome adventure. Hope to hear from you!

Kindest regards, 

Erin Stevens
Local Chicagoan, Lover of biking & the wild outdoors!

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