Conor O’Brian’s High Country Hurdle for Return to Dirt

The High Fives Foundation is proud to announce and support Conor O’Brian’s fundraising endeavor, the High Country Hurdle, in aid of our Return to Dirt program. Conor, the Marketing Manager at Full Cycle Bikes, is a passionate community builder, philanthropist, and avid cyclist. From June 23-26, he will undertake a grueling four-day, 740-mile ride through the Rocky Mountains as part of the Colorado High Country 1200.

Conor’s journey is driven by a goal to raise $10,000 for Return to Dirt, a High Fives program that helps disabled athletes embark on their own outdoor adventures. With over 20 other riders, Conor will traverse the Rockies, starting and ending in Louisville, Colorado, and spending three nights in the mountain town of Ward. The ride will cover 188 miles with 10,100 feet of elevation on Day 1, 200 miles with 10,500 feet on Day 2, 200 miles with 11,000 feet on Day 3, and 150 miles with 5,000 feet on the final day.

Conor was inspired to support Return to Dirt through stories from his best friend Luke, a dedicated volunteer for the High Fives Foundation. These stories highlighted the transformative impact of our programs, particularly Return to Dirt, which was founded by a friend of Luke’s who became a quadriplegic after a skiing accident at 19.

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We are thrilled to see Conor’s dedication to our mission. His High Country Hurdle is not just a personal challenge but a powerful way to raise awareness and funds for our community of over 700 High Fives & Return to Dirt athletes.

How You Can Get Involved

  • Donate & Share: Your contributions will fund adventure projects for our disabled athletes, helping them return to the activities they love.
  • Join the Ride or Support from Afar: Whether riding a mile alongside Conor, setting up snack stations, or cheering from home, your support is invaluable. Conor will share a tracking link via his Instagram for real-time updates.
  • Social Bike Ride: On Sunday, June 16, at 9 am, Conor is hosting a no-drop social bike ride starting and ending at Full Cycle Bikes in Boulder, Colorado. This 30-mile ride is a great way to meet Conor, learn about his journey, and enjoy a community ride. Please RSVP to help us plan accordingly.

Plus, participants have a chance to win a bike! Join us in supporting Conor and the High Fives Foundation as we work together to make outdoor adventures accessible to all.

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