THANK YOU To All, From A Grateful Red Rider


Bike The Drive Chicago River

In just 1 week, I’m riding 40 miles on a bike named Veda to help raise funds for the American Diabetes Association’s ‘Tour de Cure’ cycling event.


Team Red at Bike The Drive Chicago

I’m ready; last week I rode a total of 53 miles on Saturday and Sunday (including 30 miles for Chicago’s Bike the Drive).

I’ll be able to complete the whole shebang, assuming I don’t crash too many times trying to learn to ride with my new clipless pedals that I bought last week from Larry Gross at Village Cycle. So far I’ve only fallen once. WOOHOO, go me.

I’m just a little short of making my goal of $2000.00, but I’m pretty confident; fundraising closes by about July 7 and I think I’ll be just over the top by the 14JUN ride date. Right now I’ve raised $1814.00. If you’re planning on sending a check, let me know by email that I should expect it; I haven’t received any checks by mail so far.

THANK YOU to the following wonderful friends and family members who’ve donated so far:

Sheldon Gibbs
Andrea Frabotta
David Brown
Valerie Gruenwald
Bill Barlow
Suzanna Wilson
Patricia Kalicki
Debra Wynn
Ray Malacek
Donna Lettow
Carolyn Nicholson
Sheryl Millman
Kevin Swan
Scott Eiler
Laura A Lampe
Linda Abelman
Marty Acks
Claudia Boyle
Ginny Gibbs
Julie Kinker
Jeffrey Syslo
Jennifer Brundage
Mary Fletcher-Gomez
Robert DeHaven
Kathy Brown
Jeff Westerheide
Michael Scafidi
Joanne Mangiaracina
Sherri Lambton
Jon Jerome

Your support means so much to me. I see comments on donations via the ADA’s Tour de Cure page, things like “GO GINNY” and “Thank you for riding for all the people with diabetes…”

You can see a map of all the donations so far

You can visit my official Tour page at

You can also visit and it redirects to the ADA page.


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