In training for the Recycle Ride – take 2 of the insane #GoldenSombrero ride!

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Now that Addison is becoming a proficient little cyclist, even powering uphill on her own and using hand brakes when zooming downhill (though to be honest my heart still stops a little and I often run behind just an arm length away from grabbing on), it won’t be long before she is riding alongside Aaron on the Recycle Ride, aka the Golden Sombrero.

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Remember last year’s crazy 100 mile bike ride Aaron and his buddy Adam decided was a good idea?? Well they had so much fun they’re doing it again. Of course this isn’t just an exercise in self-torture. This is all about raising money for the Addison Pediatric Transplant Research Project. We are less than $4000 away from funding our very first Venture Grant!!! Help us get there so we can start finding the answers that will one day turn transplant into a cure.

We are looking for more riders to join us on Sunday July 26. (Find all the event details HERE.) If the Golden Sombrero is just too daunting, we also have a mini 50km version with just one (and a half) big climb. And if you would really rather poke your eyes out than ride up a giant mountain, we’ll happily take volunteers on the support team. Or at the very least send us your donations. 🙂

Golden Sombrero Ride for Research

Golden Sombrero Ride for Research 2014

This is a completely grassroots event. There isn’t a formal registration form, nor do we have big sponsors. Just Addison’s piggybank to raid for the food and supplies. We were hoping to have a more official event this year but alas that will have to wait until next year and a crash course in better time management.

We are also ordering Team Addison cycling jerseys, which are based upon the custom jersey I had made for Aaron a couple of years ago. (OMG look at how little Addison is in the pics!!) You can find all the info HERE, but please note the tight deadline for ordering: MONDAY JUNE 8.

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We hope to see you on July 26!

Elaine, Aaron and Addison

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