@Slavonia’s Challenge


Twitter is a beautiful thing! Mark Slavonia, also known as @Slavonia on Twitter, challenged Lance to ride up one of the steepest climbs in the world- Waipio Valley, Hawaii. The road in question gains 800 vertical feet in 0.6 miles at a 25% average grade, with steeper grades in sections. The reward? A $10,000 donation to LIVESTRONG. Lance met the challenge head on. Here’s how it all went down.

Thanks to Mark Slavonia for your generous donation and for our Founder and Chairman who is always willing to take on a challenge. Have a challenge for Lance? Post it in the comments below.


  1. Barry Sherry says:

    Challenge: Mount Washington (NH) Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb. Aug 20, 2011. $1,500 to the winner. $5,000 for breaking existing course record. 7.6 miles. Avg 12% with gradiants up to 22%. Tom Danielson owns the course record of 49:24. Tyler Hamilton was previous record holder.

  2. Steve Guiney says:

    Come join us in Canada for the 2011 Ride to Conquer Cancer and lead the over group of over 4000 riders in the fight to conquer cancer.

  3. john lasersohn says:

    Hi Lance – Ride from Manchester to Boonville in Mendocino County, CA – first of the three mountains includes a grade of 3 miles @ 16% ; total length is about 25 miles.

  4. Rachel says:

    Did anyone actually film any of the ride?

  5. Sam Pellegrino says:

    Easy to toss out a challenge…

    Big difference is to post one with a “$10k to LiveSTRONG” carrot.

    Think again, previous responders!

  6. Elisse G. says:

    Cheers to a win-win scenario!
    And yes, it’s so nice to hear out beautiful
    hearts communicating via Twitter.

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