3 weeks and counting...
We leave from Seattle, Washington for Santa Rosa in 18 days on June 6th! The Team has been very busy focusing on final logistics for the ride and marquee event planning along the way. As of now we are planning events in Santa Rosa, St Louis, Fredericksburg, Baltimore and New York.
Out of respect for victims and their families, our event in New York City will be held on September 13th, rather than September 11th. Matt and I plan to arrive at ground zero on September 11th as originally planned and hop off our bikes to do the 9/11 Heroes Run (http://911heroesrun.com/), which is put on by our partner organization, the Travis Manion Foundation (www.travismanion.com).
Our first event in Santa Rosa is on June 8 at 5:00 p.m. at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Hall, located at 1351 Maple Avenue in Santa Rosa, CA. We will post specifics on this event shortly.
Matt and I will leave from SSG Jesse Williams’ gravesite about 9:00 a.m. on June 9th, Jesse’s 30th birthday. The first day is a flat 58 miles to Vacaville, but then the road ahead is uphill for a few days as we head directly for Lake Tahoe.
Our plan is to make it to Pueblo, Colorado by July 4th for a special Independence Day celebration and our first support crew change.
Our local and national PR strategy is set and we are finalizing plans to capture the event on video.
Stay tuned for more frequent updates.
To The Limit!