2019 California Challenge

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California Challenge 2019
October 13 - 19

 

 

 

2019 FUNDRAISING AND REGISTRATION STRUCTURE:  

Please note that there is a fundraising commitment for all participant types and a small registration fee. 

While we wish we could continue to offer free participation to our wounded veterans and first responders, there is now a fundraising commitment to participate in multi-day events such as Challenge Rides, Initiatives and Mountain Bike Rides. 

Click HERE for more information and a list of FAQs regarding the new structure.

 
ABOUT THE RIDE

Commitment Deadline for the 2019 California Challenge:  

The final day for fundraising to qualify for registration for the California Challenge will be September 18, 2019. Riders who have not raised enough funds to qualify for registration in the 2019 California Challenge on that date are eligible for donation to Project Hero or transferability to another 2019 Challenge event.

 

 

This ride is rated Category "A" (very difficult)
 
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER ONLINE! 
There is a $25 (non-refundable and non-transferable) registration fee for all rider types for all 2019 Project Hero Challenge Rides. Your registration fee will automatically be counted toward your fundraising commitment.
 

SINGLE DAY RIDE

LIMITED Single day registration is available. All participants interested in joining for a single day must request registration access by sending an email HERE. If invited, you will be sent a link and your single day registration must be completed by OCTOBER 6, 2019. No single day regisitrations will be accepted after this date. 

 

Single day riders must pay the non-refundable/non-transferable $25 registration fee and raise a single-day minimum fundraising amount of $150 per day. Specific day(s) are selected during the registration process.

 

Due to demand and logistics, single-day riders are limited to a maximum of TWO days per event (whether consecutive or nonconsecutive days), setting a fundraising commitment of $300. All riders participating in more than two days will be required to raise the full fundraising minimum for their corresponding participation type.

 
VOLUNTEERS
Please note that signing up to volunteer does not guarantee you a spot as a volunteer. 
All volunteers must register online to be considered for a spot to assist. We will be in touch to confirm if we have a role available. Volunteers are chosen based on specific needs for a ride. Please contact a staff member with any questions at info@weareprojecthero.org.

 
RIDER PAGES
To find your rider page or to sponsor a rider, please visit the search for a rider page.
To login to access your rider page, please LOGIN HERE. Note: You must FIRST REGISTER with the buttons above to have a rider page.

 

PARTICIPATION CRITERIA:

If you register for an event and reach your required fundraising commitment, you automatically qualify to participate. Just make sure you reach your fundraising minimum before the commitment deadline for that event! You can find that information on each event's home page. Although we will no longer be making selections to determine who will be participating in Challenge Rides, it’s important that you stay connected with your local HUBs to support your training efforts.

 

If you register for an event and reach your required fundraising commitment, you automatically qualify to participate. Just make sure you reach your fundraising minimum before the commitment deadline, September 18. Although we will no longer be making selections to determine who will be participating in Challenge Rides, it’s important that you stay connected with your local HUBs to support your training efforts.

 

Minimum Fundraising Commitments: 

Wounded Warrior $750

Non-injured Active Duty or Veteran $1,500

General Public $4,000

 

IF on the COMMITMENT DEADLINE (September 18, 2019):

You meet and/or exceed the goal:

Way to go! You’re all set to participate. Any extra funds raised help cover the cost of getting staff and volunteers to the event. Funds can also help another rider registered for the SAME event reach their fundraising requirement.

 

You have not met the goal:

There are several options to ensure every participant has the opportunity to ride:

 

1. Pay (or raise) the difference within 3 business days.

2. Transfer funds to another event within a 12-month period.

3. Transfer funds to a rider registered for the SAME event.

4. Donate funds to Project Hero.

 

If options 1-3 are not completed by the deadline, funds will automatically be considered a donation (option 4) and will not be transferable. *Note: Credit cards will NEVER be automatically charged.

 

QUESTIONS
Please visit the FAQ page with any questions, or contact us at info@weareprojecthero.org.

RIDE GUIDE will be sent to registered participants. 

 

 

 

 

DAILY SCHEDULE

October 13 
Santa Cruz (Registration Day) 
 
October 14 
Santa Cruz to Carmel
 
October 15  
Carmel to San Simeon
 
October 16 
San Simeon to Pismo Beach
 
October 17 
Pismo Beach to Solvang
 
October 18 
Solvang to Santa Barbara
 

October 19

Santa Barbara

 

 

 

Project Hero Partners — Who make it all possible

  • American Red Cross
  • Pritzker Military Foundation
  • Boeing
  • U-Pack
  • Pactimo
  • Macy's
  •  Shimano
  • Perfomance Bicycle
  • Fuji
  • Strohman Enterprise Garmin
  • Camelbak
  • Rocktape
  • Parktool
  • Scott USA
  • Saris
  • Chamois Butt’r
  • Kenda
  • Gatorade
  • Soldier Fuel
  • ICC
  • R4 Alliance
  • Save Our Soles
  • K-Edge
  • Pro-Shift
  • Speedplay
  • Garmin
  • Law Firm of Joseph A. Low