This time, we will start at The Prep! Go Prep!
The Ride Hard Breathe Easy Team met again this week, and we have made a couple of very important decisions!
First, our “Bid Ride” will begin on Thursday, August 23, and we will be starting at The Prep at 17th and Girard in Philadelphia. The ride will be about 2,500 miles and over five weeks, with many different people riding segments throughout the journey. We will pass through New Jersey, New York, Boston, Columbus, Kentucky, North Carolina, and we will finish our ride in Washington DC. We will begin working on the exact route in early March and will include some stops along the way. The first stop we have already confirmed is at THE James Cancer Center at THE Ohio State University.
Second, we will have a ride during all of Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November) where anyone in the world can get on any bike on any day of November. We will collect your miles on www.Strava.com, and our initial goal is for us to collectively ride enough miles to go”virtually” around the world, which is 24,901 miles! So get your bike ready! More details to come!
Ride Hard Breathe Easy Planning will start in March
In addition, we will begin planning all elements of each ride next month. We have committees established and volunteers for the “Big Ride”, the “November ride”, Communications and connecting with organizations to be part of our campaign. There are currently 30 people involved in the various committees, and, if you are interested in helping, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will find a spot for you.
To start the planning, we will host our RHBE 2018 Kickoff call on Thursday, March 8 at 7:00PM where we will share our plans, answer your questions and discuss how anyone can get involved to fight lung cancer.
Please join the call
March 8 at 7:00PM East Coast Time
Phone number 1-866-312-7353. Access code is 130 299 3083
Our purpose is to end the stigma and suffering associated with lung cancer, in memory of Kathleen Matthews. And this year, we are looking to raise another $100,000 for The Bonnie J Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and Lung Cancer Alliance.
We hope to hear from you and see you on the bike later this year!