For the health of the participants, spectators and volunteers, this year's ride will not be a group event. Riders will still raise funds to support ALA but instead of riding together over the three-day weekend, each rider picks their own individual mileage goal (60, 120, 180 miles) and rides on their own (hence the virtual part) from now through June 30th. I'm planning on trying for the whole 180 miles again.
We have committed to join many other cyclists and the American Lung Association in this virtual journey while raising money to support the fight against lung cancer, COPD, Asthma, other serious lung diseases, and now COVID-19 and to increase awareness about the importance of lung health.
Lung disease has hit both of our families pretty hard, so this ride is personal for us. I ride in memory of my Dad, Mal, and my sister, Sue, both of whom battled lung disease. Cherylyn rides in memory of her Mom, Joyce, who fought a lifelong battle with asthma.
Please join me in my efforts to remember my Dad and sister and help in the fight against lung disease by making a tax-deductible donation to this great cause. You can donate on-line by clicking on the "Donate Now" link below or by sending a check made payable to the American Lung Association to me at Tom Brubaker, 6 Iroquois Circle, Brunswick, ME 04011-7435.
Thank you for your support!