Now that the weather is getting better (knock on wood) and Spring is here you know what that means – time for those charity rides!


As I have mentioned in an earlier post, I am registered to ride in RAGBRAI in July.  That will be a 7-day, ride across Iowa ride. Prior to that ride I will be cycling in the Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge.  This is a two day 150-mile ride in the area.  This ride is for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to raise money and awareness for MS.  From the site:


Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge is a ride that will take you farther than you’ve ever gone before. What makes this ride so special? The National MS Society, Greater DC – Maryland Chapter’s Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge, held June 17-18, 2017, offers a picturesque cycling experience for participants of all levels and abilities. It features a variety of route options winding through the flat and rural Eastern Shore of Maryland. The two-day event starts and finishes each day at the Talbot County Community Center in Easton, MD.

Your participation will drive MS research forward faster, and deliver services to those who face the challenges of MS every day so they can live their best lives.


Most of the charity rides I plan on doing this year the fundraising will be done by the registration fee that I pay.  This MS ride is different in that the registration fee and fundraising are part of the event.  The money raised goes towards research, education, and support for those living with MS.


This 150 mile ride will be the longest 2-day event that I have ever ridden and I am looking forward to it.


So please click to go to my page to donate.  Every little bit helps and is greatly appreciated.  This is what I have written on my page


I’ve signed up for Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge — a 2-day 150 mile fundraising ride that is changing the lives of people affected by MS and helping fuel progress toward a world free of MS. I’d love your support as I prepare for this incredible experience.

I am preparing to go the distance not just for MS but also for my mom.  I chose to do this ride for my mom and all those others who aren’t able to do it because of MS.  It will take training, preparation and ongoing commitment from hundreds of other people and thousands of cyclists all over the country. What will really put power in my pedals is your support and commitment to those impacted by MS. Every mile we ride brings us closer to our goal—a world free of MS.

Please support me today.

I know times can be tough for everyone and with that I’ve still set an ambitious goal.  I did this because I know we can get there just like I know that the science will get there. And while I know the science and medical field will get there there is still a lot of help needed.  The money raised will help fund amazing progress in MS research, as well as services that ensure people affected by MS can live their best lives. This cause is really important to me, so I hope you will help me end MS forever.


Thank you for everything!