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A note of thanks for supporting the Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s

August, 2021 –  West Bend, WI – Seventeen days and 1,113.22 miles pedaled from Shreveport, Louisiana to West Bend, Wisconsin. A quick note of thanks for everyone who supported the Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s, made a donation, offered a prayer or a safe place to stay.  Thank you.

Amazing Ride for Alzheimer's

July 27, 2021 – Shreveport, LA to Minden, LA – 33.36 miles

Louisiana, Amazing

July 28, 2021 – Minden, LA to Ruston, LA – 62.96 mi

bike, Facebook cover, Amazing Ride

July 29, 2021 – Ruston, LA to Crossett, AR – 78.41

Bonnie & Clyde

July 30 2021 – Crossett, AR to Monticello, AR – 42 miles

August 1, 2021 –   Monticello, AR to Helena West, AR – 68.85 miles

GPS maps

August 2, 2021 – Helena West, AR to Memphis, TN – 65.46 miles

August 3, 2021 – Memphis/Graceland and Beale Street – 23.3 miles

Graceland, Elvis

August 4, 2021 – Memphis, TN to Ripley, TN – 69 miles

August 5, 2021 – Ripley, TN to Samburg, Tenn – 53.32 miles

August 6, 2021 – Samburg, TN to Bardwell, KY – 45.96 miles

August 7, 2021 – Bardwell, KY to Goreville, IL – 66.04 miles

100 miles, Amazing

August 8, 2021 – Goreville, IL – to Salem, IL – 100.19 miles

August 9, 2021 – Salem, IL to Sullivan, IL – 85.26 miles

pigs feet

August 10, 2021 – Sullivan, IL to Gibson City, IL – 76.97 miles

August 11, 2021 – Gibson City, IL to Morris, IL – 77.50 miles

August 12, 2021 – Morris, IL to Richmond, IL – 91.87 miles

August 13, 2021 – Richmond, IL to West Bend, WI – 72.77 miles

Total = 1113.22 miles

Answering a couple questions from the road: What did you eat?

In the home stretch standing on Mooreland Road just outside Menomonee Falls I ate an entire raft of Twizzlers. It was my last day and I was super fatigued. Not ‘fatigued’ as in hard to catch my breath – just zero energy as my last day off was August 3 when I spent the day touring Memphis. Then, I was on the road pedaling for 10 days straight clocking 70, 80, and 90 mile days. On the road I also tried pickled pigs feet and frog’s legs.

Amazing Ride for Alzheimer's

Are you tired?

Today, the day after getting home… now I am tired. Days were mostly biking from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m./4 p.m.  One day I didn’t land until 7 p.m.  That was a long day as I tried to cross the state line from Illinois into Wisconsin.  I was 2 miles short.

What was the best and what was the worst?

The best was the adventure and all the people I met. The people absolutely made the trip. Everyone I met was welcoming and had a story. Best stories were the Shelby Forest General Store from 1934.  That owner, David, even reached out to me by phone to thank me for visiting.  The Bonnie & Clyde Ambush Museum was very well done and Graceland did justice to Elvis and his luxurious lifestyle. That man made a lot of money, but he sure is employing thousands of people.

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.

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