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Cycling for Charity
June 14, 2009 at 7:13 pm #73921
Many of us share the love of cycling and have put our passion for it help special causes, whether it’s i support of those less fortunate, fighting disease, injustice, or financial support for a local elementary school or parks department, we often ride for more than just ourselves.
This discussion was added to allow people to mention why you ride.
== Why do I ride ? ==
For me, I recently became involved with Adventures For The Cure while riding in the ADA Tour de Cure Maryland 2009. AFC was founded by Adam Driscoll (a Type 1 diabetic) and Patrick Blair, and their story is amazing. By the way, Adam is a Federal employee and IT specialist at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers For Medicaid and Medicare.
Baltimore Sun just published a story that sums up quite well why I became involved with Adventures For The Cure and its efforts and their participation in Race Across America (RAAM), a grueling 3,000+ mile bicycle race across the United States.
== Why do you ride ? ==
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August 12, 2010 at 2:29 pm #73929
I ride for fun and exercise. Riding the charity rides is a plus.
I would think that an organized bike ride would make an awesome CFC fund raiser.
August 12, 2010 at 2:40 pm #73927
I ride to end the devastating effects of MS. I ride the Bike MS event in New Bern, NC each year (http://bit.ly/8YeCAL). Not only is this a fantastic cause, it’s a fantastic ride – extremely well organized, well supported and tons of fun. If you’re anywhere near Eastern NC, it’s worth checking out. If you’d like to support the cause, you can donate here: http://bit.ly/stopms
October 19, 2010 at 5:12 pm #73925
Anne-Marie C. PastorkovichParticipant
I’m fond of the Tour de Cure as well – did the Reston one a couple times. Also like the Reston Bike Club’s Century, which includes options for a century, a metric century, and a half metric. Excellent support. They get an ice cream truck, too.
I volunteer for my local trail patrol (I bike and ride) and it’s fun to be an ambassador for the W&OD.
I used to be a bike commuter, now I’m more of a recreational cyclist. I occasionally will sign up for a duathlon or triathlon competition.
December 22, 2010 at 10:39 pm #73923
I’ve ridden the Livestrong Challenge in Philadelphia three times over the past five years. Today, I doubt there’s anyone out there who does NOT know someone who has been impacted by cancer. The folks at the Lance Armstrong Foundation not only work their tails off to encourage cancer survivors and families, but they also host a great ride. The Philly route is plenty challenging with a few steep climbs and pretty Pennsylvania backroads. But what makes the ride really special is seeing the many yellow signs pinned to peoples’ backs showing who they are RidingStrong for – moms, dads, siblings, friends, loved ones…and many times, themselves. It’s really an inspiring 100 miles.
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