Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ride for Livestrong Seattle: We're Training and on our Way!

Hello from the backcountry roads of Seattle!

Last weekend (June 11th, 2011) four of our "Ride for Livestrong Seattle" team - Rob, Michael, AJ and Patrick - got together to stretch our legs, have some fun, and ride the "Flying Wheels Summer Century" in Seattle! 

The weather was perfect for a long training ride - cool/warm (high of 65F), mostly cloudy with a little sun thrown in - and the course was beautiful and challenging.  Anyone would love this ride - for the scenery, camaraderie, and different length options - and it seemed that well over 3,000 people did just that. 

We chose the Century ride length, which presented its own challenges of length and hills, but after 95-ish miles we crossed the finish line mid-afternoon, tired but energized.  We met a few cancer survivors along the way, LIVESTRONG supporters, and talked to folks about our team, and what we were up to.  Heck, we may have even convinced a few to join our team!

After all was said and done, it was a great day and we're happy to continue our training, our outreach to the community, and keep LIVESTRONG prominent and on people's minds during rides and in the community.

Our next big ride will be the STP - Seattle to Portland - ride that includes 200 miles over two days on July 9-10 weekend.  At least four of our "Ride for Livestrong Seattle" team will be riding together.  Hope to see you on that course, whether with us or on the sidelines cheering us on! 

Remember, we do have occassional training rides, so be sure to send me a note at to stay in the loop if you're interested in joining us.

And above all, please support our efforts - as a team member, please fundraise for LIVESTRONG through your grassroots HQ per our initial email.  If you're not on the team and want to support us - whether by donations (tax deductible!), or in kind, please email me at and let's talk!

We appreciate the positive feedback and support from everyone.  Please join us!


Team Captain, Ride for Livestrong Seattle
Livestrong Leader, Seattle.

p.s.  Thanks to Mike for taking the photos.  And thanks to AJ for pushing us to do the Century length! 

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