Six Reasons to Ride 542
There are six reasons to ride, all have their own rewards:
Reason One – Support Charity
Ride 542 to help raise funds through merchadise sales for local cancer care, research and treatment. Cancer will affect 50% of us in one-way or another. Ride 542 for yourself. Ride 542 to inspire someone you love. Ride 542 for those that are fighting the battle. Ride 542 for those that lost the battle.
ReasonTwo – Rewards!
Ride 542 for the rewards. For the competitive riders…there is cash, prizes and the "Threshold Challenge” GREEN REWARD on the line. For recreational riders there is lots prizes and bragging rights. Ride 542 to beat your (or your buddies) time from last year. Take 5 minutes off your old time. Break the 2 hour barrier. Win your age group. Ride 542 to just get to the top for the banana and some energy gel.
Reason Three – The BIG DRAW
The Big Draw will be the drawing/raffle for high ticket items. So far we have a Computrainer, a Week of Cycling Training from Balance Point Training in Tuscon, AZ and plenty of 542 merchandise.
Reason Four – The View
Ride 542 because the road is about as amazing as you could possibly imagine. No cars, big trees, blue rivers, snowy mountains and a ride attitude that will make you smile. The town of Glacier will welcome you with its charm, warmth and scenery.
Reason Five – Earn the Ride Down
Ride 542 up because you’ll earn the ride down. The one-hour ride back to Glacier will give you as much pleasure (and a lot less pain) as the ride up. The first 10 miles you don’t even have to pedal! The road is open to all motorists and all riders MUST obey the rules of the road. Please ride within your limits.
Reason Six – Keep the Planet Green
To help make our planet GREEN!! RIDE 542 has partnered with the Whatcom Community Foundation to benefit numerous environmentally friendly businesses.