> The Cause <
We (Stephan and Hannes) are the team “Ois Easy” [Translates to ‘take it easy’ in Bavarian slang] that will cross the Alps (incl. Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy) at the end of June in the renowned Schwalbe TransAlp road bike race. Our goal is to raise 19.132 Euros for the 19.132 meters (approx. 63000 feet) in elevation we will be biking. All funds go to the Rotary Starnberg Chatper Social Fund. The fund is dedicated to advancing local social causes such as a new childrens hospital in Munich and more immediately, international causes like supporting earthquake victims in Nepal.
Please contact us directly to find out more about the individual causes as a majority of the information is in German only.
> Your Contribution <
From the small donation to the corporate contribution, we want to thank everyone for their participation in advancing the cause of the Rotary club Starnberg social fund. We’ve started a Facebook page (no Facebook account required!) to communicate our progress on our TransAlp goal. Make sure to follow us: www.facebook.com/oiseasytransalp
> The Team <
Two ambitious Bavarian hobby athletes, Hannes, who just returned to Germany after living in Canada for eight years, and Stephan, an oral surgeon from the heart of Munich, have joined forces to tackle the ambitious TransAlp bike race this summer. Given that both of us feel very fortunate we strongly believe in giving back to those who don’t share similar wellbeing. We thought the trepidations of cycling the Alps was the right type of endeavour to bring to attention the work of the Rotary Club Starnberg Social Fund, with its efforts for the new Munich childrens hospital, as well as other local (e.g. homework and lunch time support for kids) and global causes (e.g. Nepal earthquake victim relief funds). Particularly in the case of the Munich childrens hospital (www.das-neue-hauner.de/) we know we can make a tangible impact to improve the medical care of kids in our immediate surrounding.
> More about the Race <
As one of ‘the’ toughest races, the TransAlp is nothing to shake a stick at. From the professional to amateur racers (us!), we’ll be tackling seven stages over 884km and 19,132 meters (~63000 feet) elevation. The race starts in south German Sonthofen and finishes in northern Italy, in Arco. We’ll be crossing through Austria and Switzerland on the way. All the details (in English) on the race can be found here: http://tour-transalp.de/en/