Tuesday, August 13, 2013

VIRTUAL RIDE for breast cancer

I'm so excited to announce my next virtual event... a ride to fight breast cancer! Whether you're a runner, cyclist or an all-around athlete, this event is for everyone!!  Runners, this is a great way to commit to your cross-training!  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and what a great way to show support than ROCKin' October on a bike!

THE VITALS
To participate in the virtual ride, you pedal anytime during the month of October at the location of your choice... on your road bike, mountain bike, stationary bike or in a Spinning class. No registration necessary, but it may help if you like my Facebook page for weekly updates and reminders, or bookmark this page. The ride is NO CHARGE to participate, but there are add-ons (below) to make the ride "an event" for you. Proceeds from these items are donated to help fight breast cancer.

DISTANCE
The ride length is 50k, which is the equivalent of 31 miles. That's ONE mile each day dedicated to the fight against breast cancer. You choose how to complete this event during the 31 days of October... 
• Ride the 31 miles all in one shot
• Ride 7.75 miles once a week
• Ride 1 mile each day in Oct
• Take 2 Spinning classes in Oct

PRIZES!
Once your 50K is complete, come back and CLICK HERE (starting Oct. 1) to report back your finish. You will receive one entry into the PRIZE DRAWING, held after October. Final prize winners can be viewed here.

PHOTOS
Take pictures of your ride and post them to my Facebook wall. I will be making/sharing photo collages throughout October to demonstrate our strength in this important cause. I'd love to include you too!

DEDICATION BIBS
Ride to support a current fighter. Ride to honor a survivor.  Ride in memory of a special one who lost the breast cancer battle. Dedication bibs available here to download and print.


So dust off those wheels & recruit your friends to complete this challenge!
Commit to this virtual ride by leaving a comment below... and please share!


Thank you for your participation!
Final recap can be viewed HERE.



* * * EXTRAS * * *
Please consider making your virtual ride extra special with one of the items below. Proceeds are donated to 1.) Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Peoria Memorial whom I run for on Oct. 20 and 2.) my neighbor Amanda, a young mom of two who is currently fighting breast cancer and medical bills. 


Sorry, FINISHER MEDALS are Sold Out.
$500 was donated to Komen for the Cure from the sale of these medals. Thank You!!

Sorry, SHIRTS are Sold Out.
From the sale of these shirts, $300 was donated to my neighbor, who is currently fighting breast cancer. Thank You!!


Please share this event via your favorite social medium... Thank You!

32 comments:

  1. I'm in. Just ordered my medal.

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  2. I am an annual participant in the SGK 3-Day Walks as well as the Race for the Cure so its my pleasure to support this effort to raise money for breast cancer. I'm IN & just ordered the medal too! Looking forward to finding time to bike 31 miles in October - I'm walking a 3-Day event in Atlanta Oct. 18-20! It's going to be a busy month :)

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  3. My mom has survived breast cancer twice now - I'm so in! Ordered my medal.

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  4. So excited to do this!! Just got my medal ordered... what a great idea!

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  5. Ordered my medal - Im excited to ride :D

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  6. I love this all so much!! Great idea, Jess!

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  7. I'm in. What a great idea. Can't wait!

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  8. I'm in!! Happy to help out and raise some money!

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  9. How fun! I am looking forward to participate!

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  10. Will order mine I on next week Thursday!

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  11. Will order mine I on next week Thursday!

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  12. Love this idea & event!!! I`m primarily a cyclist--& a wanna-be runner--this is right up my alley!! Love the cycling top & medal!!!

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  13. PS: Thanks Jess! You are such a motivator!

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  14. Oh my goodness. Amanda is my cousin. Thank you for donating to her. I am doing this in her honor as well as the half on 10/20.

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  15. LOVE this! Looking forward to pedaling away and leaving breast cancer in the dust! YEAH!

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  16. Thank you for this ride. I am a 3x cancer survivor (cervical, uteral, and this last time was ovarian) I am currently 1yr 9months in remission and I race (triathlons, biathalons, marathons and run all kinds of run races) now for those fighting their battle. I am looking forward to this ride with pride!!!!!!!

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  17. I'm totally in! Getting ready to order my medal and a tank to wear while I ride!!

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  18. ok, I'm seriously about to cry. I was going to order my medal yesterday but put it off one day and now it's sold out

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  19. I'm not a cyclist. But as a breast cancer survivor thank you very much for doing this.

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  20. This is awesome! Thank you and I'm so in!

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  21. I am in! Going to order the tank for the Spin Classes and wear the BIB. Thanks for organizing!!

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  23. Count me in as a cyclist! Too bad there aren't any more shirts available in my size; those are nice!

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