My RAGBRAI Team LIVESTRONG Fundraising Page

Sunday, May 5, 2013

100 Miles of Nowhere

I'm stealing an idea from another cycling blogger, albeit a more famous, humorous, and talented one. Several years ago, The Fat Cyclist (aka Fatty) started a fundraiser called 100 Miles of Nowhere. The idea was to ride a trainer, circle the neighborhood, go up and down a big hill (or mountain), all day until you ride 100 miles.

Crazy, huh?

Well, cyclists are kinda crazy. And this event is just another piece of evidence of that. To get in on the official 100MoN, you need to register the day it opens. There are only 500 spots, so it generally fills within a day. In return, you get to know that your reg fee goes to a great cause and you get some swag.  Like this shirt
Damn! That is a mighty fine shirt!
Then on June 1, you ride. And ride. And ride.

I missed this year's reg. It was full by the time I got to it. So I thought "Fuck it. I can still do this. And instead of Fatty's charity benefitting (a great cause, by the way, Camp Kesum, for children of cancer patients, survivors, or victims), I can do it to raise money for LIVESTRONG."

So, that's why I'm doing. I am riding around my neighborhood on Saturday, June 1st to raise money for LIVESTRONG. 100 laps. It is 1 mile per lap.

The red line is my route for the day.
So, here's the deal, if you're in the area and want to join me on the bike for a lap or more, please come by.

But what I need really need, and how you can really support me is by making a contribution to LIVESTRONG. You can also make a donation that day at my house. Or you go to my fundraising page on the LIVESTRONG website, either by donating on-line via credit/debit card or by printing a donation form and mailing it in with a check.

Donations will go towards my fundraising goal to ride RAGBRAI again this year with TeamLIVESTRONG.

And, yes, I do have Fatty's blessing.

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