Monday, February 3, 2014

Back to the Desert

Team Scheidel is heading back to Death Valley for the 2014 JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes.

Last week we had the opportunity to register for this year's ride and we decided on Death Valley. We have a large contingent from West Michigan heading to the desert. In fact, 38 of the 300 riders in Death Valley will be from our team. We are really hitting some milestones this year. This will be the tenth year of the JDRF West Michigan team. It will also be my and Mary's tenth JDRF ride, our seventh in Death Valley. Ian will be doing his fifth JDRF ride and third in DV. It's hard to believe that this will be his fifth ride. He'll be 19 when this year's ride rolls out. He started doing this with us when he was 14. It's amazing how much he has grown and how fast he's gotten on a bike.

Finally, the West Michigan team has raised over 1.5 million dollars since 2005. If you'd like to contribute to this year's fundraising effort please click here.