5 Days – $16,000
Yesterday afternoon I was working on the board member biographies for the I Do It For Foundation at the time P3C3 crew pulled out of Greenville on their way to Austin for the Livestrong Challenge. It is with mixed emotions I followed the Spot Live map. My two years riding with the crew were two of the greatest experiences of my life. However, it is in part because of those rides that I found myself sitting writing board bios.
Saturday of this week we start our ride. It is going to be an exciting week. Experience tells me that it will be our biggest week for fundraising. Also, we should have an article coming out this week in The Greenville News about the I Do It For Foundation and the 2012 Ride for Mike. Of course, there is all the work to be done as well!
If you are planning on joining us for the ride, you need to make sure you have filled out the ride form at RideforMike.com. If you see your name listed at IDoItFor.org in the riders column, then we have already received your form. Now just check off the list below and wait for our emailed instructions.
- Be ready to arrive in Travelers Rest to be on your bicycle ready to roll out at 8 AM. We will be leaving from and returning to the home of a rider. We will include the address to the location in an email.
- Make sure your bicycle is functioning properly.
- Wear a helmet and I would advise you wear layered cycling apparel. We will start out pretty chilly. Have a small duffel bag with your name on it that we can place in the follow car. You can remove any layers and place them in the bag as we travel.
- Have newly charged lights on the front and rear of your bicycle. We will be starting out in the light of dawn. By the time we reach the end of the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville, we should have clear daylight until the finish.
- Bring any food items that you prefer for nourishment on the bicycle. If you wish, you can bring extras in your duffel bag. However, we will be providing nutrition bars and water as well.
- Bring any preferred spares such as tires, or bicycle parts. We will have some available provided by Sunshine Cycle Shop, but if you have a preferred brand, etc. you will need to bring your own.
Note that this ride is a ride at your own risk event. Basically, you are joining Jonathan and Mike as they work to accomplish Mike’s first century ride. We will be coordinating together how riders going only part of the distance will transfer back to the start.
Finally, come ready to have some fun on the bike! The extended forecast is looking great. I only wish I was taking you all up into the mountains to enjoy the changing leaves.
You will notice that the total raised so far now stands at $16,000! That is thanks to an anonymous gift made in the honor of cancer warrior Lisa Deane who is currently fighting a battle against stage 2 breast cancer. You go, girl!
We can’t wait until the I Do It For Foundation is off the ground and we are able to do more tangible things to show our support for people like Lisa. As it is, we have to hope this gift in her honor will be an encouragement that people are praying for her and supporting her.
Hey, and she’ll at least get a t-shirt.