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A Ride to Remember 2020
biker013
Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020 9:32 PM
Joined: 1/11/2020
Posts: 192


A Ride to Remember is normally a bike ride from the foothills of South Carolina (Simpsonville) to the southern coast of South Carolina (Charleston) one weekend in late July.  This year it is a Virtual Ride Challenge.  There is no registration fee and participants don't need to pay for lodging.  Participants are asked to do some fundraising for the Alzheimer's Association and to bike at least 252 miles in July.

I'm signed up for A Ride to Remember 2020.  This is helpful for me:  I don't have to pay for lodging, etc.  Biking is a stress relief for me.  This ride is a good way to "pay it forward".  (My husband died of Alzheimer's Disease 4/26/2020.)


TessC
Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020 10:55 PM
Joined: 4/1/2014
Posts: 5180


I know this ride will be very meaningful for you this year. Hope you have safe outings and good luck and have fun.

Katy sue
Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:42 PM
Joined: 9/24/2016
Posts: 464


It is meant to be. Enjoy and remember.
biker013
Posted: Monday, July 13, 2020 9:34 PM
Joined: 1/11/2020
Posts: 192


Update:  The month isn't over yet, and I have ridden 303.68 miles so far.  My most difficult ride was 7/11/2020.  A fellow rider kept telling me that my husband now knows who i am and is proud of me for accomplishing this ride!
jfkoc
Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:23 PM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 19406


way to go biker013!!!!!
biker013
Posted: Friday, July 17, 2020 8:24 PM
Joined: 1/11/2020
Posts: 192


Update:

A Ride to Remember 2020 has raised $454,256.72 for the Alzheimer's Association this month.  The fundraising goal is $ 650,000, and we have the remainder of July to reach that goal - I think we'll make it (and possibly exceed the goal)!


TessC
Posted: Friday, July 17, 2020 11:06 PM
Joined: 4/1/2014
Posts: 5180


Amazing news! Good job! I would love to donate to you or your team. Stay safe.
KawKaw
Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:12 PM
Joined: 11/22/2019
Posts: 350


Your post certainly did not read like a solicitation.

Well done, and much gratitude to all who are riding and those who are donating!


biker013
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 1:53 PM
Joined: 1/11/2020
Posts: 192


7/22/2020 update:  A Ride to Remember has raised $464,417.92 

All funds raised by A Ride to Remember fuel the care, research and support efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.  From education and support programs in South Carolina to promising worldwide research initiatives, the money donated through A Ride to Remember makes a difference in the lives of those facing Alzheimer's or other dementias.

So far this month, I have biked 428.26 miles, and I'll continue to bike through the end of the month as part of A Ride to Remember.

If anyone is interested in donating  to A Ride to Remember, connect with me through private messaging, and I will be glad to give you pertinent information.


biker013
Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:25 PM
Joined: 1/11/2020
Posts: 192


During A Ride to Remember, a difficult ride that I did with 2 other riders:  One of the other riders cheered me on the whole time.  She told me that my husband now knows me and is proud of me!

Also during A Ride to Remember, I kept my husband's family updated on my mileage, etc.  On July 27 my husband's sister in law told me that she is proud of my progress in the event and so is my husband!


TessC
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 4:00 PM
Joined: 4/1/2014
Posts: 5180


Good job! I hope you raised a lot of money for AA.  I hope you reached your goal and that my donation helped a bit
biker013
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 4:18 PM
Joined: 1/11/2020
Posts: 192


Tess C   I rode 574.07 miles in the month of July and raised $1600 dollars for AA!  

I don't drive, so I still bike for transportation AND for recreation.  

My husband's Celebration of Life is Saturday.