About 1st Annual Climb for the Cure Race.

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Who We Are

Climb for the Cure is a timed MTB/Gravel Race to the top of Mt. Spokane. The purpose of the race is to raise money and awareness about the life changing work being conducted at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Our Mission

To support individuals and their families who are diagnosed or dealing with cancer and searching for answers.

Our Motivation

Wendy Ramsey

Climb for the Cure is produced by The Wendy Fund, a 501©3 NFP dedicated to raising funds to fight cancer. The Wendy Fund is named after Wendy Ramsey an absolute legend of a human being who was lost, much too early, to a rare blood cancer called Richter's Syndrome.

Climb for the Cure is our 1st annual fundraiser to support one of the best cancer research institutes in America. Join us for a Race to End Cancer!

Sign Up & Ride

By signing up to ride we are contributing to a myriad of research avenues to find cures. Wendy was dedicated to helping others diagnosed.

Cancer Research

Wendy believed life was a precious gift. And the best way to use her gift was being a blessing to anyone who entered her orbit.

Fight to Find Cures

Together, with each pedal stroke we are raising funds and awareness so that other families might not ever have to lose a loved one in the future!

Why They Sponsor C4C

2025 Race

Yep! You can already sign-up for next year. Get in while you can Mt. Spokane State Park limits our racers to 400

Meet the Team Behind Event

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Duane Ramsey

Board Chair & Organizer
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Kyle Lacy

Board Member
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Sharon Robertson

Board Member
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Mandi Ellison

Board Member

Looking to Volunteer with the #1 MTB/Gravel Race in Spokane?

C4C is always looking for willing and helpful participants. If you think you can help we'd love to chat! 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Is Climb for the Cure for Beginners or Experts?

We are recommending that you are in good to great physical health and have experience riding and even racing on a bike. 30 miles mostly uphill is no joke! And anticipate a 3-5 hour excursion for this route.

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What are all the racing categories ?

There will be a total of six race categories;
Age 16-40 year: Male & Female
41-60 years: Male & Female
61 and up: Male & Female

Category winner will receive a $500.00 check,
Second place $300.00,
Third place $200.00.
All other places through eighth place will receive incrementally lesser amounts in either cash or bike shop gift cards or discounts.

The overall fastest timed male  and fastest timed female will be crowned “King of the Mountain" winner regardless of age and receive an additional $500.00 each.

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How many racers can race? 

The race is limited to no more than 450 racers. So sign up! 

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Do I have to be present to receive my awards?

Yes. If you are not present we will move on to the next fastest time til the award(s) can be given.

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Can I volunteer?

Absolutely and yes we need your help.

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What if it is raining?

Race is on rain or shine. Pray for shine! 🌞

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What if I break down while riding? 

This is a fully self-supported race. Bring anything and everything you think you might need to finish your race.

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Where is the post-race celebration?

Selkirk Lodge. Where there will be food, and beverages and awards, raffles, and more.

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Can my spouse, friend, family member drive separately and meet me at the top? 

YES! We welcome friends and family to cheer as their riders finish at the top of Mt. Spokane and all are welcome at Selkirk Lodge to celebrate.

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Why is there prize money at a fundraiser?

Well maybe the cash will get donated back? But this electronically timed race is strictly a fundraising event for amateur bicyclists and is not sanctioned by any race body or organization. Prize money is for rider motivation and adding some additional excitement to the ride.

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Why is there a $10 processing fee?

Great question! The registration company charges that fee (not C4C) even though we are a non-profit.

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What if I'm not a "racer", can I still ride?

100% Yes, while it is a timed race - the ride itself is beautiful and challenging for anyone who would like to come support cancer research and loves to ride. All are welcome.