The 56 mile bike segment of the race I'm training for is considered one of the most (if not THE most) challenging out of all 40+ races around the USA because of a long, grueling climb up Rt. 43 towards the Blue Ridge Parkway. For my workout yesterday I rode up to the Peaks of Otter Lodge from downtown Bedford and back. It's pretty steep but went well!
Why I am fundraising for The Rotary Foundation
My name is Mikael and I’m married to Traci, the PolioPlus chairman of Rotary’s District 7570. I’m training for a triathlon race called Ironman 70.3 Virginia’s Blue Ridge, to be held in Roanoke, VA on June 6, 2021. The “70.3” refers to the total distance in miles (113 km) covered in the race that consists of a 1.2 mile swim (1.9km), a 56-mile bike ride (90km), and a 13.1-mile run (21.1 km).
By racing this triathlon, I am hoping to raise $1,000 for The Rotary Foundation’s Polio eradication program that has as a goal to eradicate this disease in the final two countries (Pakistan & Afghanistan). $1,000 translates into immunizations for more than 1,000 children. I hope you will partner with me by considering an average gift of $20 because we are so close to eradicating this disease. Let’s “TRI” to End Polio once and for all!
Your donation helps Rotary reach every child with the polio vaccine.