Burrows Ready to Pedal from New York to DC to Raise Funds and Awareness in Brita Climate Ride Last day to pledge is September 15th, and KONI Champ is looking for P1 once again (10 September 2009)--As the scores of trophies in his collection...
Burrows Ready to Pedal from New York to DC to Raise Funds and Awareness in Brita Climate Ride
Last day to pledge is September 15th, and KONI Champ is looking for P1 once again
(10 September 2009)--As the scores of trophies in his collection can attest, Adam Burrows is a pretty competitive guy out on the race track.
So it comes as little surprise that he's bringing that same competitive mindset to his next challenge--the 300-mile Brita Climate Ride from New York City to Washington DC.
The bicycle ride is focused on raising money and awareness for meaningful climate change and renewable energy legislation, as well as to support essential climate and bicycling advocacy projects at three beneficiary organizations: Focus the Nation, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, and Clean Air -- Cool Plane, will see Burrows pedaling through four states over five days.
Burrows, who rides his bike daily as part of an extensive training regimen, will start in New York's Central Park and travel to the Capitol building in Washington DC as he makes a debut run in the event.
And as just as he is stepping up to the challenge on the bike, he is also challenging his friends and family to step it up themselves and commit to the fundraising side of the effort. With just one week to go in the fundraising calendar, Burrows currently sits second in terms of pledged commitments, and would like nothing more than to lead this effort as well.
"I've been really impressed with the support that people have already committed and can't thank them enough for getting behind me for this event," said the 2007 KONI Challenge Champion. "I'd never really thought about fundraising as being competitive but, with nearly 200 people registered for this ride, it feels great to be at the sharp end of the stick, but I'm still working hard to reach the number one spot. I've had a couple of pledges that have created some serious momentum and hopefully we can keep that going and meet my goal."
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Some familiar names, like his co-driver Trevor Hopwood to former teammate and recent winner at Trois Rivieres, Don Salama, have already signed on to support the Maryland native.
The trip, which at 300 miles marks roughly half the distance from his home in Connecticut to the season-finale event at Virginia International Raceway, will also serve a dual purpose for Burrows as he seeks a third-consecutive podium finish in the event. By making nearly half the trip under his own power, Burrows will arrive to the four-hour enduro well and truly fit for duty behind the wheel of the No. 198 RSR Motorsports -prepared Fischer Skis MINI with co-driver Trevor Hopwood and a third co-pilot, to be named in the coming days.
Burrows will return to race action on September 18-19 at Miller Motorsports Park for the penultimate round of the 2009 KONI Challenge season.