Starting on July 23, I am riding my bicycle from New York City to Niagara Falls in the Empire State Ride to support the Roswell Park Cancer Center. Along with 300 other cyclists, we will ride 80-100 miles a day, for 7 days, through New York City, up the Hudson Valley, and then across the width of the state of New York. By the time we ride into the Niagara Falls State park, we will have ridden 560 miles, and hopefully raised over $1.5 million dollars to fight cancer.
This is not going to be an easy ride. It’s going to be hot, and humid, and hilly. Riding that many miles in a day on a bicycle is going to be a challenge for me, let alone doing it day after day for a week. We will sleep every night in tents, at county fairgrounds and high schools, and share meals provided by the communities we travel through. There is a shower truck, which, if I get there early enough, may even have hot water left!
This is personal for me. I have lost too many friends, and family, and seen too many people suffer because of this horrible disease. Ending cancer will take smart and hardworking people like those that work at Roswell Park, but it also takes money. A lot of money. Every dollar that you contribute goes to support the fight.
Starting on July 23, I’ll be posting a blog of my experience on the ride (see below).
Thank you for your support!
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