With the weather heating up, so is all of our riders’ training for the big ride! I know that it’s been a long tough past few months as our endurance training has increased in volume and intensity in order to adequately prepare for the 850 mile/7 day pro-life bike ride.
Several days ago I completed my own single day-double century ride (200 miles in one day) in order to make sure that I’m on my way to being fully prepared. Fellow B4B rider, Eric Johannigmeier, met me along the route and joined me for his own 100 mile ride that day. A modest tailwind, 11 snicker bars, and 64 ounces of Powerade ensured the success of my trip over the 11 hours it took me to complete the distance from Freeburg, located in southwestern Illinois, to my friend’s house in Peoria 200 miles north.
Please continue praying for the cause for which we will be riding beginning only three weeks from tomorrow beginning in New Orleans! Keep checking into our website where you can order t-shirts, donate, view videos, and read blogs from the riders. Daily posts detailing the adventures of each day’s journey, beginning June 13, will be provided, so stay tuned for that!
We have raised almost $4,000–that’s still a long ways from the goal of $15,000 that we hope to reach for the folks at Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center, A Women’s Care Center, and Students for Life of Illinois… so, spread the word and encourage friends and family to donate!
Also… a big welcome to Kevin Biese, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison who will be joining us!
“Nothing we do to defend the human person, no matter how small, is ever unfruitful or forgotten. Our actions touch other lives and move other hearts in ways we can never fully understand in this world. Don’t ever underestimate the beauty and power of the witness you give in your pro-life work.”
–Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput