Snowshoe for Colorado, for Boulder, for The Climb

Photo courtesy of The Climb

Photo courtesy of The Climb

The Climb, as its name might suggest, is no ordinary shuttle. While finding a suitable bus route is luxury to many, the rural population is often left to fend for themselves traveling to and from urban destinations. The Climb makes even the most remote mountain transit accessible and affordable.

The Climb needs your help!

Snowshoe for The Climb is a 5k or 10k (optional distance) race based at Camp Tahosa, 10 miles north of Ward, Colorado. With tons of fresh powder and a beautiful Rocky Mountain backdrop, participants can anticipate a truly breathtaking locale while supporting a meaningful cause.  To sweeten the deal, a number of organizations have donated thousands of dollars in prizes including new snowshoes for the men’s and women’s first place.

The inaugural (and annual) event is family friendly with a “Snow Dash” obstacle course for children or other participants that want to join. There will be plenty of parking and an after-party with pizza and refreshments. Racers and guests should plan to arrive an hour before the event, which begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Snowshoe rentals are provided free of charge thanks to Crescent Moon of Boulder.

All proceeds go directly to The Climb to help lower operational costs. Snow tires, bike racks, and vehicle maintenance are just some of the hurdles The Climb faces with providing transportation services on treacherous mountain roads. Racers and other participants are encouraged to raise money for themselves or their teams to help reduce these costs and contribute to this valuable business.

Established in 2008, The Climb has prided itself in providing reputable transportation services to rural mountain populations. After several years tirelessly building the program, Boulder County recognized the route’s importance and began donating to an annual pass program for regular riders. Now The Climb is a member of the Via Mobility family of services and runs several regular routes each day in addition to on-call duties for riders with special needs.

Mountain Transit Program Coordinator, Phill Carter, says The Climb “aims to expand its territory and eventually offer regular services for adaptive athletes” in addition to those with limited mobility due to geographic location or other travel hindrances.

Snowshoe for The Climb is a great way for snowshoe enthusiasts and The Climb supporters alike to get involved with the cause and contribute to this deserving nonprofit organization.

Registration and all other event details can be found on The Climb’s website: http://the-climb.org/blog/snowshoe-for-the-climb/.

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Jenna Levesque

Jenna is a Colorado native with roots in the heart of the Rockies. As a lifelong outdoor enthusiast, she has a great sense of adventure and loves to share that passion with the readers of Snowshoe Magazine.

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