The things I get myself into.  First it was rappelling over the Adirondack Bank Building for Special Olympics.  Now it's bike riding for the American Diabetes Association in the Tour de Cure June 3rd at Verona Beach State Park.  Since it's such a great cause, I couldn't say no, but bikes and I just don't get along. The last time I was on a bicycle was when I was 15 and it ended with a concussion and a trip to the emergency room.  Hopefully now that I'm older, I'm wiser too, so I'll wear a helmet.

Kick off Event
The Tour de Cure kickoff event is March 13th at Schuss Ski and Bike Shop on Commercial Drive in New Hartford from 5-8pm.  I'll be heading over to Schuss to get hooked up with the correct bike, helmet and some sort of padding for my butt.  I can already hear it complaining about sitting on a bicycle seat for 15 MILES!  And 15 miles is the shortest distance.  Hope I make it 5!

I'm Riding For
I'll be riding in honor of my father in law who had diabetes and passed away over a year ago, as well as Bigg Vinny from Trailer Choir.  Vinny suffered from diabetes before going on 'The Biggest Loser.'  If he can go from over 400 pounds to less than 200, I can ride 15 miles - I hope.

How You Can Help
I can't do this alone. I need your support. You can help by joining my team 'Pedalin' with Polly Wogg.'  If you use the password FROG (in all caps) you'll get $10 off your registration.  Then just raise $150 in pledges.  Don't want to ride 15 miles?  You can show your support by donating to the cause.  Everyone who donates will go into a drawing for a number of great prizes, including FrogFest tickets with backstage passes and the bike I'll be riding from Schuss Ski & Bike show.  It's just our way to say thanks for supporting the American Diabetes Association and Big Frog 104.

Donations
$10 donation - 1 raffle ticket
$25 donation - 3 raffle tickets

Prizes
FrogFest tickets with meet & greets
Schuss Ski & Bike Shop mountain bike

Pedalin' With Polly Wogg Team Members
Shannon Humphrey
Shayna Fick
PJ Jackson
Paul Link

 

More details coming soon, including video of my training journey.  I can almost put money on there being tears at some point, so stay tuned.