Think its tough to commit to, train for, and participate in a 1000 mile bike ride?
Well, to my surprise, it turned out to be at times, not only fun, not only memorable, but unforgettable support for me which I get to take with me through the rest of my cancer journey.
Instead of attempting to bike 1000 miles, a group of college friends, not nearly as crazy as I, organized "Bike 4 Mike" as an event for the Ochos Boy Scout Troup in Montclair, New Jersey. They rode in lengths of 15, 25, and 50 miles. The picture is of the 50 mile group getting set to go to the drop off point.
42 riders raised over $12,000 for Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Plus, they created some really cool hats with "Bike 4 Mike" on the back. I think I wear that hat every day. I am on the far right on the picture.