The 2019 Blastathon
"The Arne Backstrom Memorial Fund is pleased to announce the 8th edition of Blastathon, new and improved Leavenworth Version! Please come ride bikes with friends, eat, drink, camp, celebrate and be merry all for a good cause, in Leavenworth, WA, September 28, 2019. All proceeds benefit the Arne Backstrom Memorial Fund, which raises and distributes money to charities that enable and educate all children to enjoy and protect the natural world around them.
Where: Leavenworth, WA
When: Sept. 28, 2019 (with camping available Sept 27 also)
What: Camping, friendly non-guided mountain bike rides, Saturday night dinner, party, and raffle, possible (mega-cool) outdoor film screening,
Cost: $45 includes 2 nights camping (one vehicle, one tent), Saturday dinner and beer, Sunday breakfast, custom bike fender and pint glass, raffle ticket
$35 for Saturday dinner, party & swag
Details: Please RSVP for camping to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Biking: We will be grouping up for rides at the private camping area, 8am Saturday for longer ride (4-6 hours) and 9am for shorter ride (2-3 hours). Rides are non-sanctioned, non-guided. Beta will be provided for all riders. We will group according to desired length of ride, difficulty, etc., and the groups will be responsible for their own logistics and shuttles. Please let us know if any questions.
Camping: Camping will be on private land, walking distance from the Icicle River. There will be access to a porta-potty and potable water. It will be first-come first-serve, so please RSVP with the number of tents, humans, and vehicles you will be bringing! Well-behaved dogs are allowed, but they must be okay around other dogs and small children. Camping area is not fenced. Camping details including address, etc., will be provided upon RSVP.
MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF: evo, Patagonia, Pacific Crest Coffee, TriplePointExpeditions, K2 Skis, Blizzard Skis, POC, Ride Concepts, and Ground Keeper Fenders
Registration: Registration will be taken the day of event, Sept 28th.
For more information about the Arne Backstrom Memorial Fund, please visit http://www.arnebackstrom.com
The Blastathon Mt. Bike ride is the Arne Backstrom Memorial Fund's largest fundraiser. We hope you can join us!
Thank you for the generous support from our sponsors:
Sierra Nevada, Village Ski Loft, Specialized Bicycles, Patagonia, Tecnica Blizzard, POC, 5.10, T's Mesquite Rotisserie, Tahoe Mountain Guides, GoPro, K2 Skis, Western Tube & Conduit, Alibi Ales, hi*ball energy, and Triple Point Expeditions!