Because of You I Could Ride For a Cure

A little while back, I made a post, asking for your help in raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. All it took was one post and I raised over $2,000 USD for JDRF. I cannot thank you enough for the support.

Then, last Saturday, I spent the day at the JDRF Ride for a Cure in Burlington, Vermont with my mom and my younger brother who has type 1 diabetes, Mike. The morning was cool with a slight breeze and as we rolled into the start of the ride, we quickly saw how large the group would be. Now, I can’t say that I enjoy charity rides but I’ll take any chance I can get to ride with my family.

About 300 participants lined up and set off for a 100 mile ride with 4,500′ of climbing. Now, let me preface this by saying that neither my mom, or my brother have ever done a century, so one with that much climbing was going to be a challenge for both of them. Hell, I don’t think my mom has ever climbed 200′ of elevation before, she lives at the beach!

For most of the ride, it was just my brother and me riding the rolling hills outside Burlington. Check out more narrated photos in the Gallery!