Ride the range
Bike ride challenge to benefit the Women Veterans Empowerment Fund
The funds raised will be used to enhance the quality of lives of our women Veterans. These women gave us the gift of freedom while serving and have contributed deeply to the fabric of our communities across this great nation. Keith Geis, cyclist and organizer of Ride the Range, is dedicated to raising funds in support of our women Veterans. These funds will support empowerment programs for women Veterans, administered through the Wyoming Women’s Foundation.
This bicycle challenge will be an opportunity for cyclists to draw on inspiration deep within and push themselves past their limits. Endurance, mental, and emotional limits will be put to the test. The challenge pays respect to women Veterans who pushed past even more extreme limits and have endured things that most of us could not comprehend.
Platte Valley Bank will match the first $3,000 pledged for women Veterans!
If you wish to make a pledge you may download the 2021 pledge form here (also available on the Facebook page Ride the Range to Empower Women Veterans.) To request an invoice email Keith at email@example.com.
To make a donation online, please click the button below!
Meet the Riders
June 26th – Marshfield WI to Nasonvill Dairy WI (64 miles — 1,024 ft of climb)
June 27th – Marshfield WI Mountain to Rib Mountain (52 mile—1,270 ft. of climb)
June 28th – Ocooch Dairy WI to Hillsboro WI (96 miles—1,198 ft. of climb)
June 29th – Hillsboro WI to Elmaro Winery Trempealeau WI (81 miles—1,535 ft. of climb)
June 30th – Marshfield WI to Marieka Gouda WI (55 miles—715 ft. of climb)
The participants will be riding approximately 350 miles with 5,742 miles of climb!
2020 Schedule & Route
July 12th – Rock Springs WY to Flaming Gorge Resort. (72 miles—5,791 ft. of climb)
July 13th – Flaming Gorge Resort to Sheep Creek Geo loop. (56 mile—5,643 ft. of climb)
July 14th – Flaming Gorge Resort Mountain View Wy. (79 miles—5,785 ft. of climb)
July 15th – Mountain View to Kemmerer Wy (40 miles—2,225 ft. of climb)
July 16th – Kemmerer to Farson Wy (76 miles—2,127 ft. of climb)
July 17th – Farson to Rock Springs Wy (42 miles—1,108 ft. of climb)
370 Adventurous Miles with 22,183 total feet of climb! That’s 80% of the way to the summit of Mt Everest!
2019 Schedule & Route
The 2019 fundraiser kicked off the evening of, July 14, 2019 at the Platte Valley Bank’s Community room in Wheatland, WY when supporters could stop by for light Hors d’oeuvres, to meet the riders, and make last minute pledges. The sponsor of the event, Platte Valley Bank, matched the first $2,500 pledged for our Veterans!
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)
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.