The Andean Health Cycling Team

On this site, you will find information, blogs and forums related to the Andean Health Cycling Team (AHCT), a group of dedicated cyclists, exercise enthusiasts, and friends of Andean Health and Development. For 10 years, we have cycled long rides, short rides, climbing rides and biking trails — all to raise money for delivering high-quality health care in rural Ecuador. This year’s goal is to raise $500,000 for a 10-year total of $3.5 million.

Our latest blog post about the 2021 ride options will be found below. Check out other menu items to learn more about the work, fun, and fundraising we do. And, sign into the general or a specific team Forum page to chat with your colleagues about the upcoming rides.

Andean Health Cycling Team, 2016: Glacier National Park through the Canadian Rockies to Jasper, Alberta

THE AHCT BLOG


  • Logistics Info for New Mexico Riders

    Book your flights.
    Trek has provided info about flying into either Albuquerque or Santa Fe and about the shuttle from Alb. to SF on Sep. 11. Info is here.

    Group Dinner on 9/11.
    The official Trek trip starts on 9/12, but we plan to meet for dinner as a group on 9/11 at a location TBD.

    Book Lodging for 9/11.
    Cyclists are responsible for booking their own rooms for the night of arrival, Sep. 11.Book wherever you please in Santa Fe. Below are two possibilities:

    • Sage Hotel. The majority of the AHD group will stay at this hotel. The group rate is $199/night, including tax and breakfast. This hotel is 1.1 miles from the Inn at the Alameda where we meet Trek Travel Guides at 9:30 am on September 12. Book by August 11 by visiting this custom link. You may also choose to use a third-party site (eg, booking.comkayak.com, etc); rates vary between sites. Availability is limited.
    • Inn on the Alameda. We will meet here at 9:30 am on September 12. Rooms are between $270-$300/night. If you prefer this hotel, visit www.innonthealameda.com or a third-party site. Availability is limited.

    2021 AHCT Leadership & Directing Questions.I will not be in attendance this year sadly. Many of you already know that I am due to deliver a baby girl that week! If you have any questions before the trip, please contact me or AHD Development Assistant, Alicia Acker. John Burchett, AHD Board Chair, and Mike Heisler, AHCT Founder/Co-Captain, will be the AHD point persons during the trip to help with troubleshooting. Questions about the itinerary and other travel planning should be directed to Sherrie Colby at Trek Travel.

    Laura Brown (until about 9/1) laura.brown@andeanhealth.org
    Sherrie Colby, Trek Travel (before the trip) sherrie_colby@trektravel.com
    Alicia Acker (before the trip) alicia.acker@andeanhealth.org
    John Burchett (while on the trip) burchettj@google.com
    Mike Heisler (on/before the trip) michael.heisler49@gmail.com

    AHCT Fundraising.
    This annual ride started 10 years ago to raise funds and awareness for Andean Health’s healthcare work in rural Ecuador and has since raised $3 million! Please help us in any way you can to spread the word. Email templates to send to friends/family and more fundraising info is available here. I will add your team name to our donate page‘s dropdown menu. We’ve already raised $132,950 toward our $500,000 goal from cyclists asking their friends and family for gifts or donating themselves. Huge thanks!