Welcome new teammates Ryan and Seth. Photo taken before our first outing together.
And welcome Jen, Rick, Lee, and Alan to the team! (below)
Philly outing with new teamate Alan (right).
Yes it is just now getting too cold for riding (at least for me), and I am already looking foward to next year's ride (July 13, 2013).
Who can blame me given the success of our last ride.
Who would have thought there would have been ten of us!
Visit us on FaceBook (link) for photos from the ride, and THANKS all for your support and donations... INCREDIBLE.
Reason for the ride...We really could use your help. These rides are for supporting the National MS Society's efforts at providing funds for research and expanding awareness for those struggling with this debilitating disease. For many of us, this is a very personal cause. Sure the rides are fun. Sure it's good to get some fresh air and exercise - and even enjoy the heat. For me, this is not a luxury that I can take for granted. For me, a brief ride on a bike can be as challenging as a short walk to the mail box and back for someone with MS. For others with MS, the struggle may be with vision; with cognitive abilities; with depression; with... well the list goes on and on. It just hits people in different ways. Anyway, this is why we ride. If interested in being a part of this team for future events, please let us know.
Sponsors...We would be lost without you, and without your encouragement and support. We have been humbled by the generosity that has been offered towards this cause. Your contributions underscore what these rides are all about. Truly we say THANKS.
The ride...The Mason-Dixon Challenge 2012 will start at Gettysburg PA, with route choices of 30 miles, 62.5 miles (metric century), or 100 miles (century). The ride starts and finishes at Gettysburg College, and wanders through southern parts of Pennsylvania and into northern parts of Maryland. There is a registration fee ($25.00) and minimum pledge ($150) for participants in this event. The ride is Saturday, July 14, 2012.
Event Info: http://bikepac.nationalmssociety.org/site/...
Our Team: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/missinglink
To sponsor our ride and for more info:
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