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Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s | The long trek back to Wisconsin

September 2, 2023 – Lake Delton, WI – The long trek back to Wisconsin – I’m going to take a chapter out of Sarah Kreb’s playbook and go with Plan B. Earlier this year Sarah of Jackson, Wi set out to run the entire Ice Age Trail in record time. The goal was to raise money and awareness for cancer and her friend Corey, who died too young of pancreatic. Her adventure was titled Sarah’s Crusade for Corey.

Sarah started her run but within a week became hindered by a nagging injury and had to opt to pause her run and move forward with a Plan B. She didn’t give up on her goal… but switched up the timing and approach. 

When a tree jumped out at me in Wyoming and I injured my arm, I thought of Sarah and how she didn’t give up or whine about her situation but found a workaround.

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Noreen and Jeff from California were touring the wild West and helped me safely get from Moorcroft, WY to Rapid City, SD.

Jamie and Mary Kay from Illinois are probably going to start their own bus tour business. They took me through Wall Drug, the Badlands, and the Corn Palace before dropping me in Merrill, SD.

“So where will you be staying tonight,” asked Jamie after a full day of traveling together.

“I don’t know,” I said. “I’ll knock on a couple of church doors and see if someone will take me in.”

“You travel weird,” said Jamie.

“I know,” I said.

Mary Kay and Jamie have contacted me daily to see how I’m doing on my way back to Wisconsin.

Be. Like. Sarah.

After securing a church that night in Merrill, SD, I took my sore, swollen arm and pedaled 8 miles east to a KOA campground and met Marc from Illinois. We became fast friends and he welcomed someone to talk to as he drove back home after seeing Grand Teton National Park.

“I cried, they were so beautiful,” he said.

Marc was a Cubs fan, recently retired from UPS, and a people person. “I guess that’s why I was a good union steward,” he said. “I like people.” The miles between Mitchell, SD and Albert Lea, MN passed quickly. The landscape changed from plains to fields of corn and windmills. Marc dropped me at a McDonald’s in Lake Delton, WI. I have friends in the area and another day of resting my wing will definitely help. Be. Like. Sarah.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the outcome of this week’s Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s adventure in Wisconsin.

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

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The 2023 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s is raises money every 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 2023.” 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.

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