American Cancer Society Bike Ride

This past weekend, several thousand riders took to the road for the 37th annual American Cancer Society’s bike ride. This ride travels from the foot of the Ben Franklin bridge to Buena New Jersey and is one of the best supported and organized rides in the area. This ride is open to everyone and attracts riders of all abilities and ages, including many cancer survivors which makes this a very moving and inspirational event. It’s a great ride to do socially with family or friends, or a great way to get in some good training in preparation for other events.

Over the years, I have done many such charity rides both socially and as hard core training efforts. This year I rode with a couple of good friends, John and Kevin, as well as my nephew Sean and could not have asked for better weather or a better day. It was one of those rides that just hummed for all 66 miles. Everything felt right.

Riding with good friends is great because you can play off of each other’s energy and work together for a more efficient result. As with many of the rides of this nature, they would not work without a band of very dedicated volunteers so thank you to all who worked long and hard to make this event a success. Kudos all the law enforcement and community support throughout the day as well.

To make the day even better, my wife and one of our daughters made their way to the end point in time to see us all finish, to share in the accomplishment, and to grab some lunch with all of us. Sharing things like this with the people who are most meaningful in your life just makes the accomplishment that much sweeter. We had a good day. No, we had a great day. And the best part is that our efforts will pay big dividends to many others in their fight against so many cancers.

Thanks for everyone’s continued support.

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