Help 16-year-old Holly Feniak fulfill her quest to become the youngest downhill mountain biker ever to make the podium at the UCI World Championships! HERE
Here’s the Scoop
Hi, I’m Holly Feniak. I may be just 16 years old but I’m already one of the fastest women downhill racers in North America. Last year, competing as a junior, I had the fastest women’s time overall by 23 seconds at the Sunshine Coaster and the fastest time overall by 37 seconds at the Western Open.
This is my first year competing at the pro level and so far my season is going great. I’ve placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the Northwest Cup races and 5th at the Sea Otter Classic, and I won this year’s Sunshine Coaster, beating two-time Canadian champ and World Cup medalist Micayla Gatto by almost 5 seconds.
Ever since I started racing, it’s been my dream to compete in the UCI World Championships. This year I’m finally old enough, and with my results so far this season, I have a great chance of making the podium at the 2012 World Championships in Leogang-Saalfelden, Austria.
The only thing that’s holding me back is the cost involved. I’m too new to the sport to have acquired the sponsors needed to cover all of my travel, lodging, and training needs during the racing season.
That’s why I need YOUR help.
What I Need
I’m asking for $17,314 to help fund my racing schedule this season. Here’s how it all breaks down:
-Canadian Championships in Mount Sainte Anne, Quebec: Total cost to compete: $1860
-National Championships in Panorama, BC and Western Open in Kicking Horse, BC July 22-Aug 5: Total cost to compete: $2900
-Crankworx in Whistler, BC Aug 10-19: Total cost to compete: $2450
-World Championships August 21-September 3 in Leogang-Saalfelden, Austria: Total cost to compete: $8971
Total cost to compete: $16,181 plus Indiegogo campaign fee: $1133 = $17,314
These costs include all travel and lodging as well as bike maintenance, gear, and food for these four trips. If I don’t raise the full amount I will use whatever we get to go as far as possible this season with the hope of pushing it even further next season.
What You’ll Get
To say thank you for your super fabulous support, we’ve got some awesome gifts to give away!
My team and I are busy creating great postcards, posters, and t-shirts that will be given to contributors. Also, my friend Bjorn Enga of Kranked/Radical Films has agreed to throw in complete sets of his award-winning Kranked movies into the mix.
Plus, everyone who contributes is entered to win a full day of mountain biking with me at Whistler during Crankworx this year!
Check out the details here to learn more about our thank-you packages.
And check out the gallery to see some of the photos that might be used for the postcards and posters. Let me know what your favourites are! I have some extremely talented photographer friends who know how to make me look good. 🙂
What Your Support Means
These days it seems like the amount of government and corporate funding going toward amateur sports is shrinking fast. Your support helps keep the flame burning and ensures that fiercely motivated athletes like me have a chance to compete on the world stage — which is great for everyone involved in the sport of downhill racing!
Other Ways You Can Help
If you can’t contribute financially at this time there are other ways you can help:
-Tell your friends and family about my campaign and ask them to spread the word
-Use the Indiegogo sharing tools to let your peeps on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ etc. know about this campaign
-Send me some good karma so I keep on hitting that podium!
And thatâ€™s all there is to it.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read all this… I really appreciate it.