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May 8, 2016 1:14 PM ET

Archived: COLE MICHIE BIKE RACING DREAM: Not only will you be helping me in my pursuit of the world cup podium, but you will also be helping others

iCrowdNewswire - May 8, 2016


My name is Cole Michie, I was born March 13, 1998 in Henniker, NH and I race downhill mountain bikes. I live within walking distance of a local mountain, and for that reason grew up snowboarding among other sports. I was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes in 4th grade. When I was 13 my dad gave me a real mountain bike. I went to Highland Mountain Bike Park for the first time, and was hooked. I started to do weekly mountain bike rides with my friend, and that is where the dream began. Freshman year of high school I started to compete and won my first downhill mountain bike race. Now, this is what I want to do.

When I was 15 years old, I joined a team for a local bike shop that set me up with a bike, a jersey, pants, helmet, and everything else I needed to get started. That year I started racing in the Junior Expert class and qualified for the U.S. Nationals in Angel Fire, New Mexico. Being used to the tree roots and wet dirt of the east coast trails, I was not expecting to do so well in an environment with higher elevations and sand. I finished 4th on a very demanding course.

The past two seasons have gone well, but lack of funding has limited me to competing in the east. I’ve had over 10 podium finishes and won 5 races. I’ve recently received an amazing offer from the local race series, the Eastern States Cup. These folks, plus a few other amazing people (shout-out to George and Sarah for putting in all this hard work) are now looking to put together a team of the best Junior X racers on the East.

As a team we will be racing in all of the Pro GRT races and a handful of UCI World Cup Races. This is something I have wanted to do since I heard of racing, and now I have the opportunity to do it. We will be driving and flying all over the world. That being said I’m going to need your help to get to my dream of being able to race in a world cup! I need to raise at least $7,500 to pay for plane tickets, hotel fees, gas, bike parts, and entry fees to compete this season.

I will be attending:

-Port Angeles Pro GRT
-Mtn Creek Pro GRT
-Fort William World Cup
-Angel Fire Pro GRT
-Mammoth Nationals
-Killington Pro GRT
-Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup
-Windham Pro GRT
-Snowshoe Pro GRT
-Val Di Sole World Cup
-Mammoth Pro GRT

Not only will you be helping me in my pursuit of the world cup podium, but you will also be helping others. I would like to donate a portion of my campaign funds to C.H.A.D., as they helped me when I was initially diagnosed with Type I Diabetes. I want to show other kids that they can be elite athletes, too. For your generous contribution, you won’t be leaving empty handed. Check out my great givebacks, and I’ll be happy to send you a little extra something to show my appreciation. Thank you for your support!

Contact Information:

Cole Michie

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