August 9, 2021 – Salem, IL – Logged 100 miles and some change on Sunday, August 8. It started as a challenge ride to raise $100 for 100 miles with matching donations on my behalf and then it turned into an Amazing Race at the end as I was crossing paths with a strong line of severe storms.
This was the first rain during the entire tour.
The 100 miles was from Goreville, IL to Salem, IL. I did head out of Selma for the final 12 mi with my eye on Vandalia, IL but Mother Nature was barreling at me at 50 mph and I was racing her at 14 mph and it was easy to see the outcome would not be in my favor.
Thank you to everyone who donated to the tour. Your money stays local to do good in the community.
If you’d still like to take part in the $100 challenge, the donation information is below. (Any amount is accepted.)
Day after 100 mi: Finished strong and woke up a bit sore and fatigued. Back-to-back 100-mile days would be pretty challenging.
On a positive note, my new hip from May 2020 held up great. This was our first century together and I think I’ll keep her.
Have I not commanded you? … Be strong and courageous. … Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
The 2021 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s is raising money this year for music programming for seniors at Cedar Community, a 501c3, so all donations are tax-deductible.
Donate via the secure website through Cedar Community. Donations should be marked “Amazing Ride 2021.” Click HERE to make a secure online donation.
Checks may be made payable to “Cedar Community Foundation” with “Judy Bike Ride” in the memo line and mailed to 113 Cedar Ridge Dr., West Bend, WI 53095
Be sure to include the Federal Tax ID Number for the Foundation: 39-1249432
You may also find a downloadable donation form HERE.
Cedar Community is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, and donations are tax-deductible.