Ride the Range

520-mile bike ride to benefit the Wyoming Women Veterans Empowerment Fund

The funds raised will be used to enhance the quality of lives of our women Veterans. These individuals gave us the gift of our freedom when they were deployed and have contributed deeply to the fabric of our communities all across this great nation upon their return. Keith Geis, organizer of the 2019 Ride the Range, and the other riders are dedicated to raising funds in support of our Veterans. Funds will support empowerment programs for women Veterans to attend.

The fundraiser will kick off the evening of, July 14, 2019 at the Platte Valley Bank’s Community room in Wheatland, Wy from 5 to 7pm, please stop by for light Hors d’oeuvres, meet the riders, and make your pledge. The sponsor of this event, Platte Valley Bank will match the first $2,500 pledged for our Veterans.

The ride will be an opportunity for the riders to find something deep within and to push themselves past limits in endurance and the ability to withstand the pain when climbing up those big mountains passes one pedal stroke at a time. It is fitting that the ride will serve to support our veterans who pushed past even more extreme limits and experienced things that most of us could never comprehend.

If you wish to make a pledge or to request an invoice, you may download the form here and email it to kgeis@pvbank.com. To make a donation online, please click the button below.

Thanks to Platte Valley Bank for sponsoring Ride the Range!

Meet the Riders

Keith Geis

 

Brad Guse

Ryan Duysen

Anne Brickman

 

The Route

The Schedule

520 adventurous miles with 23,906 feet of climbing! That’s 80% of the way to the summit of Mt Everest!

This 520-mile bicycle epic will start on the high plains in Wheatland Wyoming, to Laramie, WY where we start to tackle the first of 4 traverses of Rocky Mountain passes to Walden, CO. The second pass will come through Rabbit Ears to Steamboat, CO then a long ride to Baggs, WY the following day. The fifth day will serve up another mountain pass to Saratoga, then the next day across the Snowy Range the last time back to Laramie. The last day will be one to celebrate with the home stretch back to Wheatland. There will be 23,906 feet of climbing (over 80% the elevation of Mt Everest) in the route, a creditable challenge for any fundraiser.

July 14th – Pre-ride gathering Wheatland.

July 15th Wheatland, WY to Laramie, WY  (76 mile—4,016 ft. of climb)

July 16th Laramie, WY to Walden, CO     (65 miles–2,600 ft. of climb)

July 17th – Walden, CO to Steamboat, CO    (60 miles–2,283 ft. of climb)

July 18th – Steamboat, CO to Baggs, WY   (83 miles–3,146ft. of climb)

July 19th   – Bags, WY to Saratoga, WY   (76 miles–5,150  ft. of climb)

July 20th  – Saratoga, WY to Laramie, WY  (80 miles–5,395 ft. of climb)

July 21th – Laramie, WY to Wheatland, WY    (76 miles—1,316 ft. of climb)