Equal Parenting Bike Trek Departs Thursday August 7th From Lansing
Posted by: "DanDiebolt.exe" email@example.com
Mon Aug 4, 2008 12:50 pm (PDT)
I am happy report that plans are falling into place for Thursday's departure of the Equal Parenting Bike Trek. We hope you will be able to attend the rally at the Capitol on Thursday August 7th from noon to 2:00 pm.
This year we have three cyclists joining Robb MacKenzie and the preparations have been extensive. Robb alone cross-trained throughout the Winter and Spring and weather permitting rode 75 miles a day back and forth from work. During the 700+ mile bike ride our cyclists will summit one particular mountain after a 20 mile ascent up a 14% grade road and afterwards reach downhill speeds of 52 miles per hour. The task these men have set for themselves and all of our children is truly amazing and it is an appropriate backdrop that the Summer Olympics are starting at same time as our Equal Parenting Bike Trek.
As we enter the home stretch before departure our riders are still sacrificing and preparing. Robb worked three consecutive 16 hour shifts in order to liberate vacation time for the ride and is now traveling by car from his home in the Upper Peninsula to Lansing. Another rider is preparing to take a 17 hour bus ride from Pennsylvania for the honor of representing PAFACE in the Equal Parenting Bike Ride. The other riders are likewise sacrificing their vacation time, personal resources, time and energy to participate in the the bike trek. For myself, I am still working on last minute preparations and trying to determine how we are going to fit all the people, bikes, supplies and gear in one vehicle and trailer.
People this is not easy work and donations are still needed to help make the trip possible. Please consider doing your small part and making a donation to the Equal Parenting Bike Trek.
Please Support the Equal Parenting Bike Trek with your generous donation. Donations can be sent to the primary sponsor DADS and MOMS of Michigan via US mail or through the donation link to their PayPal account:
DADS and MOMS of Michigan
6632 Telegraph Rd, Ste 110
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
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