Friday, April 27, 2012

New England Disabled Sports

We ride our bikes for so many reasons.  Most often, selfish reasons.  Later this summer, I'm joining 5 others and riding my bike from Boston to Montreal to raise money and awareness for New England Disabled Sports.  It's a really long distance (further than I've ever ridden at one time) and I'm sure we'll be challenged physically, mentally, emotionally, and probably in ways we haven't even considered yet, but it will be nothing compared to the challenge that those living with disabilities have to overcome every day.

Most of us don't even think about how fortunate we are to have the physical and cognitive abilities to enjoy a daily bike ride.  New England Disabled Sports strives to bring the same joy we've all experienced to those who would not otherwise be able to.  Through financial and material support, their members can enjoy biking, kayaking, skiing, snowboarding, and numerous other outdoor activities.  What better way to give back to others than to enable them to share in our passion(s).

I'll have more to share about our specific adventure to Montreal, but in the meantime, head on over to bikereg and
  1. buy a Washington Square Tavern cycling kit
  2. buy some Mad Alchemy chamois cream
  3. donate directly to New England Disabled Sports
All proceeds are going to New England Disabled Sports.  And go quickly because the order will be closing in early May.

1 comment:

LoopingThreads said...

What an awesome thing that you are doing! The good feeling of the good that we do for others, is so rewarding. Thanks for putting everything aside and taking the time out and doing this for such a great cause. Its about the ability not the disability! .... Best of luck!