LANE OF PAIN CHALLENGE
The Lane of Pain challenge was something I thought up when riding up the Lane of pain one day. How did it come about? In Nikolai the previous year in Alaska, I meet some young kids who watched us get ready to leave into the darkness on our last night in the ITI350. We shared a few words, and I gave them some Chocolate bars off my bike to eat.
As I rode up the Lane thinking about my drop bags I would be sending on to Alaska to attempt at ITI 1000 2020. I thought of these young kids and said maybe when I send in my drops, I can throw a little extra in for them. Then perhaps people can sponsor me to ride up here and use that money.
I rode the Lane over 100 x that Summer, which encompassed over 180,000 ft climbing and just under 1000 miles total. Out of those 100 times, I only did 19 solos the rest, I had company, sometimes a whole crew. On the last day on number 100, over 80 people joined the trip up the Lane. We raised over 20,000 dollars, which went to various schools along the Iditarod trail. We also supported a couple of non for profits involved in the Race Rebeccas Ruschs and her “be good foundation” and the Seal Future Foundation who had two seals in the ITI350.