Race Across America 2021

Race Across America (RAAM) is one of the most respected and longest running ultra-endurance events in the world. RAAM is seen as a pinnacle of athletic achievement not only in cycling circles but the greater sporting community as well.

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Meet Thomas Gart - Lead Rider

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I'm Thomas Gart

I have known Matt Leonard (#HighFivesAthlete number 72) since his freshman year at Middlebury, where he attended with my son, Alex. Matt had stayed with us many times in our home in Vail, Colorado and we had some fantastic days skiing together prior to his accident. After the accident, his rehab was at Craig Hospital, which is very close to our home in Denver. I was able to closely follow his progress and we spent a lot of time together at the hospital. I was so happy to be able to ski with Matt once again, on the sit-ski, after his rehab. You could feel the joy emanating from Matt and Alex. It was awesome to be back on the snow with him! High Fives is a godsend to help people like Matt get back to an active lifestyle. In thinking about a charity to support as part of our RAAM race, High Fives was a natural fit!