The 2015 Curt’s Ride to Cure Cancer will kick off from Amelia Island, Florida on Saturday, October 3rd!
This is the 6th annual ride, and I have been thrilled to be part of the previous 3 rides. I’m taking this year off to recover from a training injury, yep, I fell off of my bike! So while I’m not riding this year, I still want to help with fundraising!
Dave Lavery has organized this ride, which raises funds for the American Cancer Society to help with cancer research. Please read the information below and consider making a donation to the Curt’s Ride Team on the ACS website. http://www.curtsride.info/
From Dave’s latest Facebook note:
"The support van will be departing from Washington DC on Thursday afternoon (Oct 1), loaded down with bikes and luggage. The team will meet up in Fernandina Beach, FL, on Friday afternoon to unload, assemble, clean, dust, lube, adjust, prep, and (where necessary) disassemble and then correctly reassemble, the bikes and equipment. After a few final touch-ups and tuning, we should be ready to start pushing pedals at 7:30 on Saturday morning. Then, over 450,000 revolutions of our wheels later (yes, we actually figured that out), we should ride up to the Southernmost Point marker in Key West.
The final route for Curt’s Ride is locked in (i.e. we have looked at a map of Florida at least once), over-night locations are confirmed (or at least rumored), all the bike repair shops along the route have been identified (and in many cases, warned), the Pandora playlist has been loaded (did you know that the Black Eyed Peas did four different versions of “Pump It”? Well, you do now), the new bike jerseys are already in Florida waiting for us, and all the crocodile crossings along the way have been identified. We are as ready as we are going to be. And even if we aren’t, there really is not much we can do about it at this point!
As the ride progresses, we will be posting notes on the Curt’s Ride public page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/curts.ride (you don’t have to join Facebook to see the page, but you will have to join if you want to comment or participate in the discussions). Please follow along with our progress there.
Please wish the Team well, pray for safe passage and cool assisting breezes and make a donation so that Curt’s Ride to Cure Cancer will help kick Cancer’s butt!
For more information on the ride and how to help, or join the team next year, please visit curtsride.com