Sierra Summer Challenge

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

This summer the annual Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra ‘Sierra Cycle Challenge’ is expanding its reach to include all kinds of summer activities! Come and join us by walking, gardening, paddling, whatever it is that you love to do, in the mountains or from afar. Our goal is welcome any and all who would like to join us in this peer-to-peer FUNdraising challenge to support our mission of providing individualized mountain recreation opportunities by removing barriers to participation. Come join the fun!¬†

Set your goal and participate anywhere, anyhow!

Rally your friends to support your challenge by donating via our simple online platform. All Challenge participants get an appreciation packet!

Group Rides & Celebration on August 4th, 2024

Join us in person at Gull Lake Park for live music, great food, and prizes. There will be recognition and rewards for our top fundraisers.
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 $125,000 to ensure everyone can access outdoor adventures and mountain sports in the Eastern Sierra.


What is Sierra Summer Challenge?

The Sierra Summer Challenge is an annual summer fundraiser for groups and individuals who want to challenge themselves from July 19- August 4th. This fundraiser raises critical funds for Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra.

How far do I have to ride?

The Sierra Summer Challenge (previously Sierra Cycle Challenge) no longer has a ride requirement! We encourage you to come up with your own challenge and set your own goal for the two-week period! Check out our chart below for some suggested challenges:


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

Of course! This fundraiser has traditionally been a bike challenge but this year individuals are welcome to challenge themselves to reach a goal of their choosing!

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 create a challenge alone or can I do this with friends/family?

Are donations to Sierra Summer Challenge tax-deductible?

Can I make a donation offline?