a magnificent day for the Hiawatha Bicycling Club where we demonstrated what a social
riding club is all about at the annual "ALS Bike Trek MN". http://www2.mda.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=24442
Rita, who is one of our active riders, lost
her brother Mark in 2007to ALS (Amyotrophic lateral
sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, which is a disease which causes the death of neurons controlling voluntary muscles.) Rita, to fight back
against this horrible disease, sent out a request to club members to sponsor
her on this fund-raising ride. Not only
did she get financial support from members, she was joined by 19 other club
members who also made their own commitments and joined her on the ride. The group rode together and finished off the
ride with lunch at a New England themed pub in the middle of Scott County.
This was Hiawatha’s
first “Ambassador” ride where club members get mileage credit for riding a
charitable or a special community event.
Ambassador rides are new this year to HBC and were championed by Leon
who is the club’s Ride Leader Administrator.
Leon worked on the proposal for Ambassador rides and it was fully
supported by the Hiawatha Board of Directors.
members, let’s keep up this community participation! If you are a ride leader and
riding a community event post it on our ride schedule. If you are not a ride leader but would like
to have Hiawatha participate at an event, talk it up with your favorite ride
leaders to see who would lead the event.