I participated in the inaugural Pelotonia in 2009 with Team Speranza Co-Captain Andy, completing all 180 miles. While I initially signed up for this event as a way to give to the James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University, I ended up getting so much more in return. There simply aren't enough words to adequately describe the feeling of raising money, participating in, and finishing Pelotonia. I have ridden many, many miles, but those first 180 miles in 2009 were truly a life changing experience. With Andy's help, in 2010 we organized Team Speranza to encourage more participation in Pelotonia and help others experience this amazing event. We came back stronger with more riders in 2011 and continued our team ways until 2016. As with last year, I'm exciting to be riding for Simply Community again in 2019! I can't wait to see where this Peloton goes!
Between 2009 and 2013, I rode the 180 route each year, choosing to ride 75 in 2014 and 50 in 2015. After a stint as a Virtual Rider status in 2016, I completed 25 miles in 2017 and 45 miles in 2018. This year I'm back at it with a 75 mile ride! Won't you join me to help end cancer?