The 15th annual RATPOD is set for Saturday, June 25, 2016. General online registration will open on Tuesday, March 1 at 8 am (mtn. time) and is open to the first 650 riders to sign up. As in the past, riders who raised $1,000 or more for the 2015 RATPOD event will be eligible to pre-register prior to the March 1 date. We will be contacting those riders directly after the first of the year with details.
Mark your calendars....and we'll see you in the Big Hole on June 25!
Thank you to everyone who participated in, volunteered at and supported this year's RATPOD event. It turned out to be a fun and successful day (despite the heat). Your efforts helped raise over $400,000 for Camp Mak-A-Dream's cost-free programs for cancer patients and their families.
We value your participation and opinions, so if you would take just a minute or two to complete our rider survey we would really appreciate your feedback on this year's event.
Also, you can check out this year's ride photos on Camp Mak-A-Dream's Flickr page.
Read a bit about Makenna from Billings, MT. She's excited about coming to Camp this summer - and YOUR efforts through RATPOD help make her cost-free experience possible.
Most everyone who has participated in RATPOD (and many who have made contributions to it) is probably familiar with the name David Sobba. David has been riding in and raising money for Camp Mak-A-Dream through this event since 2004 - the same year he was diagnosed with cancer. His passion for this cause, his dedication to raising money and spreading the word was tremendous to say the least. David's name appears on the RATPOD top fundraiser trophy now 7 times, most recently for his efforts in raising over $28,000 in 2012 alone!
Sadly we lost David on January 22, 2013. In his honor, numerous members of 'Team Sobba' who have ridden and supported David's efforts in past years, will ride again this year on June 29 to honor him and all he was to so many of us. David even has a fundraising page for THIS YEAR's event for anyone who would like to make a donation to RATPOD/Camp Mak-A-Dream in his name: https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/davidsobba/ratpod-2013.
In his honor, the RATPOD trophy will be officially renamed in David's name and his name will also appear on this year's jerseys. David, you will continue to be with us both at RATPOD and at Camp this year and long into the future!