Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Starting the 2013 Season

Yesterday was the first day to register for the 2013 JDRF rides. Team Scheidel and a large portion of the West Michigan team have registered for the brand new ride in Nashville, Tennessee. Now before anyone says anything about us taking it easy this year, let me tell you a little bit about the route. First off it looks like a very pretty route. The starting line will be near Vanderbilt University and a good portion of the route will follow the Natchez Trace, a scenic parkway closed to commercial traffic. So that's the good part. The route also has over 4,400 feet of elevation gain. That's a lot of climbing. To put it in perspective, Death Valley and Lake Tahoe each have about 2,700 feet of climbing. Looks like we are in for lots of hill training this spring and summer. The ride takes place on September 21, 2013. So we have nine months of training and fund raising ahead.

Speaking of fund raising we would love to have your support in our endeavor. On the left are links that allow you to donate to Tom, Mary or Ian. Please take a moment to make a contribution. No amount is too small (or too large) and every donation puts us that much closer to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes.

Thank you for your support.