The longest trek
Today was my longest ride yet, 124 miles. On one of the longest rides of the trip we received more support than ever. I was not too surprised that we had so much support at the beginning, what did surprise me was how much the ride grew along the way. I am beginning to see that small towns take care of one another. We started off with approx 8 trucks and 10 riders. One fire dept pick up truck escorted us the entire day. We picked up 5 more riders along the way. We had fire trucks joining the escort all day. What a fabulous ride, this was the most fun ride yet. Along the route there was groups of family members that showed up to cheer us on and show there support. I’ll admit getting a little choked up watching people use their time to come out and support everyone. Thank you for your love and support. I’ll also admit feeling a little home sick, knowing that if we were at home my family would be among the spectators. Approx half way we stopped at Trek Bicycle’s manufacturing facility. They really made us feel special, almost like we were sponsored riders. They made lunch for over 15 of us. Good thing I ride a Trek. I felt a little bike envy when they showed us their bikes. As we rolled into Milwaukee it was humbling to see the people who showed up to escort us the final distance. There was several fire trucks, the Axe Men motorcycle riding club, and several Motor Cops. The boys at station 28 were up working all night after going to an attic fire earlier in the evening. Thanks for making our ride outstanding, Wisconsin.
Special thanks to the Bednarik Family, the DeArmon Family, and Gail for donating to our “Feed a Cyclist” program!