Red Ribbon Ride: 4 Days 300 Miles!
Mall of America, Lake City, Rochester, Northfield, St. Paul
Why I Ride
I have taken part in the last six Red Ribbon Rides and am signed up for this summer's ride in July. I ride 300 mile across MN and will continue to ride until there is no need to do so. I ride for those who cannot ride. I ride for my HIV positive Red Ribbon Ride family and friends. I ride for my HIV positive students past/present/future that I have come to know so dearly. I ride to raise money for research. I ride to show I care.
Red Ribbon Ride 2016
Camp One Heartland campers visitied us in Lake City.
Camp One Hearland is a summer camp for children in MN who are HIV positive, have a family member who is positive, have lost someone (like a parent or sibling) to HIV/AIDS related illnesses. For one week they get to be around other people who have similar stories. Meeting them and hearing their stories makes me even more determined to ride each year as I know they benefit from your donations.
Morning Warm-up at the MOA
Group stretch before opening ceremonies
Opening day ceremony at the Mall of America
This is my buddy Andy giving us a pep talk and motivational speech. Andy is a positive peddler and team captain for "Andy's Angels" and has been riding for 10+ years.
Finish line day 4
Riding into camp after 100 miles complete...in one day!
Team Photo Op sporting our Salted Nut Roll jerseys!
My teammate Beth's leg...the red ribbon is a symbol of HIV/AIDS awarness and support
Red Ribbon Ride 2014 Ride Wrapup / Victory Party Video