This year I plan to once again ride 43 miles (the 20-mile River Route, plus 23 miles to get from home to the starting point and back). I will be riding in honor of Neil Goodman, my classmate at Nichols whom I met in sixth grade. Neil died of cancer in 2023, and I was fortunate to spend time with Neil just days before he passed away. My bike will be the Schwinn Continental which Neil would have seen me ride as we'd play Strikeout at Shoshone Park, and Battling Tops in his living room.
Neil is one of only two people who have donated all nine years that I've participated in the Ride.
I am once again a member of a great team, "Fighting Irish Fighting Cancer", composed of Notre Dame alumni and friends. My goal is to raise $4,000 in 2024, a big increase over last year's goal made possible by my confidence in the donors who were so generous last year. Any support you give me or any other rider will help. Also, please send me the names of anyone affected by cancer whom you would like me to pray for while I ride. You need not be a donor to request those prayers.
Thank you for your generosity in supporting me on the Ride!