Sierra Cycle Challenge 2023

Go the distance for adaptive mountain sports in the Eastern Sierra.

Whether you set your own challenge or take on our suggested challenge (cycling 200 miles) your effort over 14 days helps people of all ages access adaptive recreation, equipment, and instruction with Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra.

Set your goal and ride anywhere, anyhow

E-bikes Welcome! Stationary Bikes too!

Rally your friends to support your challenge by donating via our simple online platform. All Challenge participants get an appreciation packet and two tickets to the Finish Line Celebration!

Group Rides & Celebration on July 30, 2023

Join us in person at Gull Lake Park for live music from The Felt Cutouts, great food, and prizes. There will be recognition and rewards for our top fundraisers.

A limited number of tickets for the Finish Line Party will also be available for sale to the public beginning July 1, 2023

Seek out support for your ride

Earn great prizes as donors cheer you on! Every rider gets an appreciation packet, and everyone who raises $250 or more is  eligible for additional prizes, which get better and better.

Help DSES raise $75,000 to ensure everyone can access outdoor adventures and mountain sports in the Eastern Sierra.

Tell the world you ride for DSES!
#AdaptiveInAction #SierraCycleChallenge

Not riding with us, but want to sport your love for DSES? Custom DSES jerseys are available HERE at our VR7 TEAM STORE 

A portion of proceeds benefit DSES, all riders receive a 50% off code for VR7 apparel in packet. 

Custom jerseys may take 4-6 weeks to arrive.


What is Sierra Cycle Challenge?

The Sierra Cycle Challenge is an annual summer fundraiser for groups and individuals who want to challenge themselves to ride 160 miles during July 19-25. This fundraiser raises critical funds for Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra.

How far do I have to ride?

We challenge folks to ride 160 miles but we encourage you to make your own goal for the week.

Can I still participate if I don't have a bike?

Of course! This fundraiser has traditionally been a bike challenge but individuals are welcome to do whatever is within their ability or goals.

Can I ride on a stationary bike or trainer?

Yes! Several of our participants last year met their challenges on an indoor bike and trainer.

What if I don't hit my fundraising goal?

Not a problem! Fundraising milestones exist to help encourage folks toward a goal. The goal represents what gift you will receive from DSES. We appreciate any support from challengers and no amount is too small.

Do I have to ride alone or can I do this with friends/family?

Are donations to Sierra Cycle Challenge tax-deductible?

Can I make a donation offline?