Monday, October 5, 2009

On a Whim.

Yesterday, on a whim, I signed up to ride my bike in a 2-day charity event. I registered for the National MS Society's Virginia Ocean to Bay Ride 2010!

I say on a whim because a great friend from back home, Marissa, and I were just talking about how my cycling has progressed and she mentioned how saw someone cycling with a National MS Society jersey on and said she immediately thought of me. I then told her how I have always wanted to ride in a charity event, but never thought too much about which one or how I would raise the money. So instead of just leaving it there having only talked about me wanting to ride one, I went on the event's site and signed up and registered to ride! Any anxious feelings about how I will fundraise should be the last thing in my mind when debating whether or not to ride for such a great cause.

The event is being held on June 5-6 (plenty of time for me to acquire a minimum of only $250). It will ride from Cape Charles on Saturday, riders will camp at Camp Silver Beach, and return to Cape Charles on Sunday. The event is 75 miles each day with an option to ride 25 more miles each day (Which I will surely opt to do) for a total, for me of 200 miles in the two-day event! This will truly be an experience for me!

Not only have I never ridden 100 miles in a day, I have surely not done 200 miles in two. Also, I will be riding in honor of Marissa's close friend, Casey Sawyer, who suffers from MS. I know I will have a blast and will be doing what little I can to benefit a great event, charity, and cause!

It is a long way from now, but I am happy to have something so good to look forward to. It will certainly be a challenge, but I know I can do it with the support and thoughts of those who I will be helping. - Believe me when I say, "No trophy needed for this ride."

1 comment:

  1. YES!

    although, what is the gps qualification of the handlebar ratio?