Microsoft Alumni Foundation Features Matt Sauri and The Ride
Excerpt - Matt's worried about whether he and partner Kevin Mincio can indeed raise the $500,000 they hope to be able to donate to Families of Fallen Soldiers — a cause they’re promoting to honor the late Staff Sgt. Jesse Williams, killed in Iraq, and to commemorate this year’s 10th anniversary of 9/11. “There will be reckless drivers, overuse injuries, and some pretty high-speed descents,” he says of the journey, which begins June 9 at Williams’ grave site in Santa Rosa, Calif., and ends on Sept. 11 at Ground Zero in New York. The route slices through 12 states, and the two riders must conquer not only the Rockies but also the Sierra Nevadas and Appalachian Mountains, as well as deserts, bears, leg cramps, mosquitoes, and who knows what else.
“But what I fear the most is not getting enough attention to the cause,” says Sauri, 40, a Seattle father of three.