April 13th, 2006
On the morning of Saturday, May 20 2006, I am riding my bike approximately 90 miles from JFK Library in South Boston, Massachusetts to the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port in support of the Best Buddies charity. Best Buddies is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with intellectual disabilities form friendships and find jobs in their community.
Last year, I completed the 90-mile ride in 9 hours. (I’ve been telling everyone the ride is actually 94 miles since I measured the distance last year!) The ride took me awhile — but I’m blaming my slow pace on the 50-degree weather, rain, and winds! 🙂 This year, my goal is to complete the ride in 7 1/2 hours.
I started training for this year’s ride in January, working to get in shape for the big day. Now that it’s finally getting warmer in Massachusetts, I’ve started biking outside to prepare for the ride.
I’m writing to ask for help to reach my fundraising goal of $1,250. All donations will go to the Best Buddies organization. Any contribution you can spare will go a long way to my achieving this goal. Plus, Jared Spool and User Interface Engineering have graciously offered to match all of my contributions up to $1,000. Thanks guys!
You can make a donation for my bike ride here. Thanks in advance!Tweet