As you all know, this year I'm planning to ride in the Arthritis Foundation's California Coast Classic - a 525 bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles that will take place in September. I'm honestly a little bit overwhelmed by the scale of this goal, but I am excited to give it my best try! If you are feeling inspired - and yet overwhelmed! - by my crazy commitment, I just found out about another ride in support of the Arthritis Foundation that might interest you.
RiverRide 100 began in 2013, when a group of nine bikers traveled from Pittsburgh to Washington D.C. over five days. Jeff Krakoff, one of the original bike riders and one of the facilitators of the event, has been personally living with rheumatoid arthritis for years. In 2014 and 2015, the event evolved from five days into a one-day 100-mile bike ride.
This year riders can pledge to ride 50, 75, or 100 miles in support of the Arthritis Foundation. They can complete their mileage in one day or throughout the entire month of August. Participants can take part from anywhere in the country, and each will be able to create their own fundraising webpage or team page through the RiverRide 100 CrowdRise site. The amount of fundraising, mileage, and pace of the ride is completely up to you!
This bike ride challenge is for anyone, anywhere, with any level of bike riding ability. If you are interested, click here to learn more!
Thanks Mariah for your blog post about RiverRide100, the bike ride fundraiser to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. I've had rheumatoid arthritis for 21 years and find bike riding to be a great activity to keep in shape while helping my joints become stronger. Good luck with your upcoming ride!
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