In October, Sky Island Alliance Biologist Sergio Avila and long time Coalition supporter Bruce Gungle set out to complete a 508 mile bike race through southern California as a fundraiser for the Coalition. Bruce and Sergio along with their support crew Cory Jones of Sky Island Alliance and Sean Sullivan of the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection, together known as Team Coonhound, tackled this champion of endurance bike races and completed it in less than 36 hours. Good job Coonhounds! The going was tough, but they pulled through. Team Coonhound was able to raise nearly $3,000 for the Coalition through pledges per mile and flat donations.