After a couple year hiatus, I am once again participating in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour with InTandem. As many of you know, I began riding with InTandem in 2014. Since then I have completed several long distance rides including a century (which is a 100 mile ride), and my favorite ride to date is the 75 mile New Jersey Gran Fondo.
I began cycling about a year after my rheumatoid arthritis began to reappear. During a time when I thought exercise would not be possible for me, I started with the intention of riding a few loops a week, and graduated to much longer rides. The re-introduction to cycling is what led me to later participate in triathlons.
InTandem has opened up so many doors for me and other athletes with disabilities. Without this organization, I may not have found a low impact exercise that would later improve my health and assist in further exercise. I would not have accomplished half of the athletic activities that I have participated in. I am very excited about the coming season because we have an abundance of long rides planned, and by the end of the season I am hoping to be in shape for another century.
Your donation and sharing of this fundraiser is much appreciated! Your money will go toward bike maintenance, purchasing new bikes for our growing organization, entry fees, van rentals and trailer rentals for the trips that are outside of New York City. Thank you in advance for any support you can provide, whether it be moral or financial!