December 15, 2019

2020 Shackleton

In 1915, Sir Ernest Shackelton and his crew of the Endurance spent over a year and a half stuck in Antarctic ice and finally a few men made a dramatic open ocean crossing in a small boat to seek rescue.  Only a few lives were lost despite facing extraordinary adversity and cold.  The 2020 Shackleton salutes Shackleton and the crew of the Endurance for extraordinary courage. One participant selected by random draw will receive the Shackleton “Courage to Conquer Adversity” Award (see attached) but all participants will have earned an inner badge of courage.

2020 Shackleton Award

Date:  TBD 

Start Location:  Craven

Start Time:  10:00 am sharp

Lunch:  641 Café at conclusion of ride.

Distance:  71km  (may be less depending on weather & roads) Opportunity to shorten to 36k, 42k or approx. 60k

Elevation Gain: 468m

Bike Choice:  Gravel, Fat or Mtn. Bike.  Studs are not typically required.    .

Route:  94% gravel, 6% pavement, casual pace & like Shackleton’s expedition, no one gets left behind.

Strava Route:   https://www.strava.com/routes/22939372