Portsmouth, NH to Washington, DC
670 miles!

August 16 - 26, 2008

Eastern States Ride

This 670-mile tour launched in Portsmouth, NH and ran down to our nation's capitol, Washington, DC. I had been looking forward to riding the Eastern States since it's close to home. In fact, this was the very first Ride For Alzheimer's ever to go thru Connecticut! I had ended in Portsmouth before, so it was nice to start there for a change.

The hills this year were extreme - some with 18% grades! My training prepared me, but despite being a shorter ride than some previous years, I was glad when we reached DC. The ABB ride continued on to Jacksonville, FL, and I hope they enjoyed good weather on the road.

This was my tenth long distance bicycle ride to raise funds for the CT Alzheimer's Association. Can you believe it??

Since 1999, we've gone over 13,000 miles and more than $150,000 has been raised due to contributions from hundreds of special people: friends, neighbors, colleagues, Pequot Cyclists and community organizations. It all begins with you! Will you help me reach my $20,000 goal for 2008?

NBC30 (WVIT) had a great interview as I rolled into our hotel in Connecticut - click here to see the whole thing

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The Rock 106.9 WCCC's Sebastian in the Morning radio show was nice enough to have me on twice. I have to thank Sebastian, Pete, Mary and everyone at WCCC for that opportunity.

Click here for the second interview, just a couple days after I got home.

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Run time is approx. 5 min, 30 sec.

Ride Itinerary

Day-by-day travel diary!








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Over 13,000 miles of cross-country cycling are captured in my stories and photos!

Please join me in my fundraising effort.

Help me spread Alzheimer's awareness
and the need to support those on the front lines:
"the caregivers".

All donations should be made out to "Alzheimer's Association".

Mail to:

Ride For Alzheimer's
P.O. Box 574
Gales Ferry, CT 06335

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