This is a note of appreciation to those who braved the blustery wind and cold temperatures and proved that they were up for “the challenge”! Without riders like each of you we would not have been able to raise over $2700; all of which went directly to The American Diabetes Association for research and funding to aide those living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. The AMA Challenge’s purpose is to assist in raising money for a great cause, but it is also an opportunity to actively demonstrate support to those living with the challenge of diabetes every day. So thanks!
We also want to give a shout out to all of our amazing sponsors (listed below), who donated the funds for t-shirts, water bottles, and aide station supplies. We encourage you to support and/or recommend their businesses whenever possible. One sponsor of which deserves an extra special thanks is Accelas Solutions for providing sandwiches and hot chocolate for all of us on ride day! Credit also goes toward each volunteer as well as businesses who contributed to our raffle drawing.
It is our hope to keep growing each year; so whenever you get the chance, please take time to help us spread the word. I invite you to take the challenge and come ride with us again next year!
Please Support AMA Challenge Sponsors:
Rexburg Medical Center - Dr. Zollinger
Edward Jones - Brent Esplin
Rexburg Vision Center - Darren Hatch
Madison Memorial Hospital
Madison Clinic - Dr. Hacking, Dr. Heiner
Madison Cares - Rexburg
David Sanford - Mentor Trainer Body Language
Toenjes, Brizee & Orme - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - St. Anthony & Ashton
Sticks n Stones - Rexburg
Screen Graphics - Idaho Falls
Tri State Tire - Rexburg
Daves Jubilee - Ashton
Great Harvest Bread - Rexburg
Mill Hollow Frozen Yogurt - Rexburg
100% of the registration fees go directly to the American Diabetes Association helping fulfill our mission, to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. This ride is organized by a Type 1 Diabetic who rides along with the riders to help STOP DIABETES.
Come & cycle on a satellite ride for the Tour de Cure. Full Challenge (50 miles) riders will ride up the Ashton hill bound for Mesa Falls and loop back to the city of Ashton. Half Challenge riders (30 miles) begin at the Mesa Falls turnoff in Island Park. Ultimate Challenge (100 miles) and Family Rides are also offered. Enjoy spectacular autumn foliage up close and personal on Half, Full, and Ultimate rides. Donations are greatly appreciated for those who want to help, but not ride.
Ultimate Challenge (100 Miles) - Ultimate Challenge 100 Miles - Ride the whole ride twice (two laps), up the daunting Ashton hill, over the rolling hills to the Mesa Falls scenic drive past the Upper and Lower Falls, down through Bear Gulch, then ride over more rolling hills (a couple 1/2 mile long uphill's), then enjoy the gradual descent into Ashton.
Full Challenge (50 Miles) - Ride the whole ride, up the daunting Ashton hill, over the rolling hills to the Mesa Falls scenic drive past the Upper and Lower Falls, down through Bear Gulch, then ride over more rolling hills (a couple 1/2 mile long uphill's), then enjoy the gradual descent into Ashton.
Half Challenge (30 Miles) - Start at the Mesa Falls scenic drive turnoff, past the Upper and Lower Falls, down through Bear Gulch, then ride over more rolling hills (a couple 1/2 mile long uphill's), then enjoy the gradual descent into Ashton.
Mesa Challenge (15 Miles) - A nice ride out and back on the old railroad, it is a gravel path (road bikes are not recommended). This is a 15 mile Bike Ride in Ashton, ID. The Bike Ride has a total ascent of 370.73 ft and has a maximum elevation of 5,675.85 ft. Click here for more information.
Family Challenge (.5 Miles) - Kids (ages 3-8) want to ride too, so we created a casual ride around the park catered just for their age and ability. Each kid can big wheel, ride a bike or scooter, walk, or even pull their wagon and feel the joy of crossing the same finish line as the "big people", so bring the whole family for this event. Every registered kid rider will receive an AMA Challenge water bottle.