Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Right now, our coach Mike is eastbound (although, not in a semi truck smuggling goods across state lines…we think) headed for New Jersey. He has been invited to take part in an amazing event called Hope on 2 Wheels. (Hats off to the guys planning this ride—we hear Mike was the first person who came to mind when they began inviting participants…clearly they know the perfect guy when they see him.)

On Saturday morning, Mike and 23 other cyclists (including two members of Team Type 1) will depart from JDRF headquarters in New York on a 252-mile ride to Washington DC. They’ll be greeted along the way with JDRF supporters, music, and lots of surprises, all aimed at supporting this amazing effort and all our continued dedication to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes.

It’s apparent that being asked to partake in this one of a kind event has really struck a chord with our dear MC. He’s done some cool stuff over the last several years as coach of our team, national co-head coach, and bike room guy. But this, a gathering of some of the most passionate and active people in the JDRF ride sphere, for a new high-profile event—that’s something to celebrate all over again. And he’s psyched.

We couldn’t be prouder or more in awe of our coach. Let’s remind him how much he means to our team, and to the entire JDRF family. Send Mike some happy vibes on Facebook, text, email, whatever, over the next few days, and think of him and the team on Saturday as they bring a whole new brand of awareness of JDRF.

Know somebody that lives in NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC, or VA? Send them the route information and ask them to go out and cheer for these dedicated and amazing cyclists. We promise it will be one of the coolest things they ever do, and those 24 cyclists will appreciate it beyond belief.

Check out Hope on 2 Wheels on Facebook or the web.

Thanks for keeping the hope alive, MC. We love you.

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