UnitedHealthcare Great Lakes Challenge

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Full Week Challenge

Wounded Warrior

Full Week Challenge

Public, Active Duty, Non-Injured Vet

Single Day Rider

Wounded Warrior

Single Day Rider

Public, Active Duty, Non-Injured Vet

 

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ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER ONLINE!

Pleast note: Wounded Warriors and First Responders, your online registration application does not guarantee you a slot on the ride. Participation is by invitation only. Contact your Project Hero Manager with any questions.

 

INVITATION CRITERIA

Invitational criteria may be based on one or more of the following:

1. Category (difficulty) of the ride

2. Participant's ability to successfully complete the ride

3. Participant's past history on Challenges

4. Participation in your HUB or Strava

5. Amount raised through rider page

Wounded warriors will be invited based on the above criteria about 35 days before the ride by email and will have one week to confirm participation. If you are not invited, you will be placed on a waiting list.

 

ABOUT THE RIDE

Project Hero is returning to the Great Lakes region in 2017 but with a new route. Cyclists will depart from Minneapolis, MN, making their way to Chicago.

This ride is a Category "C" (Not as Difficult)

PARTICIPATION

The rides will be limited to 150 participants with a minimum $4,000 fee to cover your costs. There is an active duty military or VA employee discount of 50% ($2,000 required fee). Your $80 registration will be applied to the total you raise.

All Wounded Warriors and First Responders ride for free by invitation only and must register to be considered for invitation. See below for invitation criteria.

Full week Challenge participants will receive a Project Hero jersey, bib, socks, and t-shirt, as well as hotel housing, rider support, luggage transportation (70lbs max), daily route guides, marked course, rest stops, hydration and meals. Participants are responsible for transportation to and from the event. There may also be nighttime entertainment on selected evenings.

SINGLE DAY RIDE

If you are unable to join us for the entire ride you may participate in any one day of the Challenge. The cost for a single day ride is $100 and includes a t-shirt, mechanical support, and hydration/snacks. ONE DAY RIDER REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED BY 6:00 PM On August 5, 2017. ABSOLUTELY NO "DAY OF EVENT" REGISTRATION.

VOLUNTEERS

All volunteers must register online. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here. We will be in touch to confirm your role. Please note that signing up to volunteer does not guarantee you a spot as a volunteer. Volunteers are chosen based on specific needs for a ride. Please contact a staff member with any questions at info@projecthero.org.

RIDER PAGES

To find your rider page or to sponsor a rider, please visit the search for a rider page.

To login to access your rider page, please LOGIN HERE. Note: You must FIRST REGISTER with the buttons above to have a rider page.

QUESTIONS

Please visit the FAQ page with any questions, or contact us at info@projecthero.org.

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Ride Schedule
 
Sunday, August 6 
Registration Day
 
Monday, August 7 
Minneapolis, MN – Rochester, MN
54 miles
 
Tuesday, August 8
Rochester, MN – La Crosse, WI
72 miles
 
Wednesday, August  9    
La Crosse, WI –  Reedsburg, WI  
81.4 mil    
 
Thursday, August 10 
Reedsburg, WI – Madison, WI       
 54 miles  
   
Friday, August 11
Madison, WI – Lake Geneva, WI   
 78 miles
 
Saturday, August 12
Lake Geneva, WI – Palatine, IL    
50 miles
 
Sunday, August 13
Barrington Honor Ride    
10, 33, or 47 miles
 
Monday, August 14
Hotel Lincoln to Evanston Subaru     
19 miles
  

Major Sponsors — Who make it all possible

  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Pritzker Military Foundation
  • Boeing
  • United
  • GE
  • Pactimo
  • Uhaul
  • USO
  • Hero Miles
  • Scott USA
  • Macy's
  •  Shimano
  • Disabled Veterans National Foundation
  • Bike Nashbar
  • Strohman Enterprise Garmin
  • Camelbak
  • Rocktape
  • Parktool
  • Speedplay
  • Geico
  • Chamois Butt’r
  • Hutchinson
  • Kenda
  • Pepsi
  • Gatorade
  • Soldier Fuel
  • ICC
  • R4 Alliance
  • Save Our Soles
  • Law Firm of Joseph A. Low
  • K-Edge
  • California Bike Gear
  • Pro-Shift