We were delayed. A year. We made the route plans and were ready to roll summer of 2018 but our construction at the Bellingham Training & Tennis Club dealt us different cards. All is Good!
Here is what made the delay… In December 2017 we broke ground for our expansion…but didn’t get to start the construction until January. That altered the whole completion schedule and with other delays…we opened our new group training “ZONE” on July 1, 2018 – smack dab in the middle of what would have been LEG #2. AND SO we are ready to go in 2019!
C2C LEG #2 starting July 29, 2019 – over 1,700 miles in 30-ish days
C2C LEG #3…plan ahead to JOIN US at the start for 2020 RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) – we’d love for as many friends from Bellingham and around the world to join us on this rolling party across Iowa. How else would you want to ride Iowa?
If you like following our travels, we are still working on raising that $10,000 and would love your contributions to any of the organizations listed below. Thank you!
It’s a bucket list item for sure…our idea of bicycle touring quickly morphed into an epic journey to ride our bikes from Bellingham to the farthest point away in the continental US. And so it began – the mapping of our “Ride C2C” journey from corner to corner, coast to coast, Bellingham to Key West. Self-supported, self-guided.
Since we can’t just take 4 months off, we had to plan this trip in “4-week legs” – we will ride as far as we get in 4 weeks and then, the following summer, start at that point to begin the next leg, every summer until we dip our tires into the Atlantic ocean.
I’ll write a blog so you can keep track of our mis-adventures … come on along and take a peek at our ride across the country.
And then we realized this epic journey deserved an epic goal: to raise $10,000 to help others.
If you like what we are doing, are glad you won’t be on a bike for four weeks, want to live vicariously through our travels, or simply think we are crazy, I hope you’ll donate to one of our three organizations in whose work we strongly believe.
Why? It’s local and we absolutely LOVE where we live. We want to support the good people who do good work in our home county to help keep it the most beautiful place on earth. Their programs help connect people, ideas, resources, and opportunities for greater impact.
Why? Millions of people suffer from this debilitating disease. Robin was diagnosed with severe osteo-arthritis in her knees at just 24 years old. Riding a bike is one of the BEST things you can do to reduce the pain and advancement of arthritis. We want to prove to others that having arthritis doesn’t mean you have to give up – on the contrary, its more important to stay active, doing the right things – like low impact cycling. We’d love to help find a cure for Arthritis. This ride will be the ultimate challenge for a bad set of knees.
Why? One bicycle can change an entire community. The WBR provides a cottage industry and new transportation that changes lives in many countries in Africa. With the bikes, student school attendance is up 28%; community healthcare volunteers make 45% more patient visits; dairy farmers increase deliveries by 25%. One bike is just $147. With that bike you will change a life.
Thanks for your support!
Robin & Doug Robertson
More on Healthy Knees: www.healthykneescoach.com
Robin’s International Best Selling Book: “Healthy Knees Cycling” www.healthykneesbook.com
Robin & Doug’s Business: Bellingham Training & Tennis Club www.BeTrainingTennis.com