Last year we did an 8-person indoor century as a fundraiser for Locks of Love in my mom's memory. 5+ hours in the saddle got a little tedious, but it was well worth it, and our humble event raised over $7k and three ponytails.
Considering the economic climate as well as how many friends and family we nagged for contributions last year, it became clear that if we're to do another charity event, we'll need to raise the bar. So, here's the plan. Our hope is to do an 8-person relay, 3,000 mile simulated ride across the country on a Computrainer. It should take 7-8 days of each rider doing 3-hours per day.
We have a very worthy charity to benefit from the event - more on that later. Now what we need is a venue to host it. We need a space that can accomodate a couple of monitors, a computer, and two sweaty riders at a time and that will allow us 24/7 access for a week or so. Ideally, we'd set up in a store window so that both the charity and the business can get some exposure. So, if you have any ideas for an appropriate space, please contact me. Though we'll live to regret it, there are eight of us who look forward to riding a trainer for three hours a day.