Get a Feel For The Ride
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Read some powerful "Why I Participate" stories.
"This was one of the most exhiliarating experiences of my life. The ride was thrilling to compete and, as a breast cancer survivor, it was gratifying to feel the support and support the cause at the same time. Ride on!" Kevyn Burger, Rider
"Having Kevyn Burger and her family ride & share her story was very emotional & touching. The personal stories make a real connection to the cause & bring a real sense of being a part of something much bigger than just a bike rider." Anonymous
"I participated in both the 2008 and 2009 Breast Cancer Rides. In 2008, I did the ride alone and loved it as I was riding in my Grandmother's memory, as she lived and eventually died from breast cancer. When it got challenging, I thought of her fighting cancer and living with such a great attitude, and knew is she had done that, I could continue to put one pedal in front of the other. This year, I recruited my biking friends and we did it togehter. The ride had so much meaning for us as we believed in the cause, did fundraisers together, and did the ride together. But it was only after the ride that we really FELT the meaning and impact we had made - we raised over $4,200.00! This gave us a really good, but humbling, feeling of accomplishment, and a very strong motivation to do it again next year! Team Fighting Pink Lightning loves the Breast Cancer Ride! We will back in 2010, with an even bigger team." Anonymous
"Each year brings more fun! I look forward to two days of carefree riding with great people." Karen J., Rider
"I REALLY loved the enthusiasm/excitement from everyone we met! I LOVED seeing all the pink!! We are ALL a TEAM!" Diahnn B., Rider
"If you are looking for a life altering experience to enhance you life, you will be pleasantly surprised just how much fun you you can have pedaling your ta-ta's across the state!" Sherrie P,. Rider
"This was a fun ride. Loved the peacefulness of the trails and beauty of the river along the route. Glad I participated!! I'll be back next year!" Tracy E, Rider
"I just finished Breast Cancer treatment in April I know how important it was for me to have good nutritional food during and after treatment. To know that I could do something that I love to do (Ride my Bike) to help others to not have to worry about their next meal was worth every mile. Open Arms is an amazing organization." Anonymous
"The BCR is a fun way to do something worthwhile, and the Salted Nut Rolls are the best!" Lanny H., Rider
"The Breast Cancer ride was great experience. The group was supportive and you didn't need to be a bike racer to enter." Ellen Z., Rider
"I know I can't cure cancer but I can do two things pretty well. !- Raise money 2- Ride a bike. This ride combines fighting cancer and nourishing people fighting these wicked diseases so this is my small part in helping fight the fight." Mark B., Rider
"I met so many people on this beautiful ride! It feels more like a ride for pleasure/vacation than a fundraiser!" Carol N., Rider
"This ride was a lot of fun: riding, costumes,cheerful entourages, massages, food, drinks,great stories,and comedy...what else could you ask for?" Anonymous
"The Ride is a terrific way to raise money and awareness for a disease that affects almost everybody in one way or another. And if you can meet new people, enjoy the outdoors, and get fit at the same time, what's not to love?" Jan N., Rider
"The Breast Cancer Ride is a very well organized event for a great cause. I rode in it for the first time in 2009 and was very impressed with the operation and very moved by the experience." Anonymous
"The ride was very well planned and the wonderful support of crew members & other riders was envigorating." Anonymous
"Thank goodness for the crew! When we got to the stops, it was always great to see smiling faces, plenty of food and drinks, and people to make sure you were ready for the next 10 miles... And it was never too long before you'd see a vehicle on the route, making sure you didn't need extra water or help with your tire. Everyone is well cared for!" Kent L., Rider
"The ride is more than just a ride. It is a group of people who care about people. I have been on events when I was a number and not a person. This crew is fantastic! They put in so many behind the scenes hours and then they are all smiles as we pull into the pit stop. I have to be the 100th person that they have cheered in and it seems like I was one of the first. The on the route crew keeps a close eye on the riders and they take their job seriously and for good reason. Riders are reminded to ride single file and to keep alert for their own good and for the safety of the other riders. The organizers put together a great ride with great meals and a good variety of pit stop nutrition, but they are also mindful of the dollars they spend. We are riding for the beneficiary and Kari and her team do a great job of taking care of both areas." Jeff C., Rider
"The folks serving on road support (sag wagons) were fantastic! Seemed to appear instantaneously to make sure all was well whenever I stopped. Got to know the "caboose" crew better than my fellow riders. Give lots of credit to the crew for making the ride safe and FUN!" Karen J., Rider
"How could you not continue riding when you are greeted with cheers & smiles at each rest stop?