Working out is hard enough to do it for yourself, but I have found when I do things for other people it makes a task easier. So...why not seek to stay in shape and help a cause!
This is a charitable event that gives me the opportunity to leverage my new cycling interest to help others who have challenges that far exceed any most of us have to encounter.
I was inspired by a friend to get into cycling (thank you Nick Haines!) In less than one year after getting into the sport, I commited to support the 11th Annual Tour du Rouge ride, which is no small endevour. This challenge was inspired by another great friend John Franklin who has participated in this ride for the last 3 years. It starts in Houston, Texas and ends in New Orleans, Louisiana, covering 537 miles over six days (this May). This year’s ride is sponsored by the Arc of Greater Houston, which provides services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Details on both the ride organizer and sponsor can be found at this website www.TourduRouge.org.
In order to participate in this year’s event, all participants are required to raise $2,750. This is where I’m asking for your support. Sponsorship in any amount is welcome, and no donation is too small as every dollar counts.
- I will cover my own cost (approximately $1,200) to fly myself and transport my bike to Houston and from New Orleans.
- The Arc will cover all other expenses such as hotel rooms, food and in-route rest stop refreshments duriung the event.
The event organizer is asking riders to have at least 50% of donations by March 1st, with the remaining balance by April 15th.
If you can please support me to achieve the donation goal, so I may ride to challenge myself and benefit those who need our support!