The Andean Health Cycling Team’s 2020 Ride

Register for the 2020 Virtual Ride

Donate to the Ride

Teams & Individuals Signed Up 
(Hover over the stamp to see the team members.)

Accept the 2020 AHCT challenge – an experience unlike any previous year or ride!
— Convenient – no flights, long car rides or lodging needed
— Local fun – you choose the route with friends and families riding together in your community
— Competitive or relaxing riding – you choose the pace

Ride any time between September 19 and September 26
You choose the date and the route: any distance, any elevation gain. The point is to have some fun!

Here’s how it will work:
— Ride solo or with a team.
Register by August 1 to receive a jersey.
— Teams commit to fundraise for or donate to help meet the 2020 AHCT goal of $400,000. We will add team name or individual name to the bike ride donate page to make it easy for people to donate to your campaign.
— Check this webpage to see rides completed and funds raised.

Special signing bonus!
All riders registered by August 1 will receive the magnificent 2020 AHCT custom jersey.

Submit your mileage, elevation gained and pics with you and your peeps in the magnificent, custom jerseys. We’ll post all to the AHCT website.

Virtual Celebration
On October 2 at 4pm Central / 5pm Eastern, all riders will be invited to meet via Zoom to reminisce, brag, cajole, harass.

2020 Fundraising Goal
$400,000 – help us raise these funds supporting the AHD hospitals and medical education in Ecuador. Help us reach the summit!

Fundraising Tools:
— Personalize this email template to ask friends and family to support your campaign.
Download the 2020-21 AHCT Fundraising Brochure here.
— Invite others to ride by sharing the Virtual Bike Ride flyer.

Checks may be sent to: Andean Health & Development, 1100 Delaplaine Ct., Madison, WI 53715.

Register for the 2020 Virtual Ride

Donate to the Ride

Mike Heisler’s Everest Ride

The idea of Riding Everest is a new type of challenge in the cycling world. The summit of Mt. Everest, the tallest peak in the world, stands at 29,029’. Riding Everest requires one cyclist to cover one climb as many times as it takes to achieve 29,029 feet of climbing in one time period. Rest is permitted, but sleeping is not. The cyclist must complete all ascents and descents. Mike Heisler will attempt this in September! Learn more about Mike’s admirable campaign by clicking here.

Support Mike with a Gift to AHD

Make a Pledge to Support Mike’s Ride

Contact with questions.


Summer 2020 News

From the Field

As in the U.S., life has changed considerably in Ecuador since the Coronavirus pandemic hit. In this newsletter, we hope to give you a better idea of what has happened here, tell some patient stories to illustrate the challenges, and explain our response as a regional health care provider within the broader Ecuadorian context.

While watching events unfold in the U.S., we are struck by both the similarities and the differences in the political, medical, and the community’s response to the pandemic between these two countries.


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