Timmy Duggan and Ian MacGregor are successful alumni of the Lake Eldora Racing Team and Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures. After becoming elite level alpine ski racers before climbing the ranks of the cycling world, Timmy and Ian realized how much the opportunity to ski and ride as well as the influence of mentors and coaches have truly shaped their lives. It wasn’t free skis or cross-country trips to races that made a difference, it was simply the opportunity to enjoy sport and be around mentors who genuinely care. Cycling and skiing are unique sports in that they are both very individual sports, yet success can only happen with a strong team. Participation in these sports teaches a variety of skills that young athletes can use both in sport and for the rest of their lives. If everybody had the chance to ride or ski, to have a mentor, and to have a dream, the world would truly be a better place. The mission of the Just Go Harder Foundation is to provide dreams, goals, and a path for kids through cycling and skiing.
The lessons learned, the obstacles overcome, the limits pushed, the goals attained…these things make up the spirit of sport. One must define success in sport based not on victories alone, but also ask the questions; did I push myself to the edge? Did I learn from my mistakes? How can I apply this to my life beyond sport? The Just Go Harder Foundation provides assistance to those pursuing the answer within themselves.
The Just Go Harder Foundation is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization that relies on fundraising and donations to offset the costs of sport and mentorship program fees.