Pam and her husband are a few days into their 2,000 mile ride, amazing! We are honored that Pam will be advocating and fundraising for Heart Strides along the way. I am beyond thrilled to have her support, but more than that I am in awe of their trip! I hope you will join us and cheer them on as she updates on her FB page Biking for Heart Strides. As you can imagine service will be sketchy so stay tuned, she’ll update when she can. Until then please cheer her on by leaving a message on her FB page.
Here are a few photos that she has shared so far. I’m inspired by all that went into planning this trip and all that they will encounter along the way, what an incredible experience for both of them. Thank you Pam for taking Heart Strides with you!
Their route: Leaving Portland – Mt Hood Village area to Madras, all on state road 26. We continue on 26 to Baker City, then northeast into Idaho. We’ll cross Idaho, go into Montana. A highlight there will be visiting the Adventure Cycling Association headquarters. In a nutshell after that we’ll go through Yellowstone, the Tetons and Rocky Mt NP. We’ll come down into Estes Park, on to Boulder – Denver – arrive in Co Springs!
Photos: Pam’s sweet Surly ride; Smiling all the way to the airport; enjoying views of Mt. Hood; Arriving with all of their gear, thank you Southwest Air!; Taking her favorite Hyland’s Calms Forte along for the ride- thank you Another Mother Runner!; some of her favorite fuel, GU and Jelly Belly Sport Beans; gear ready to go in her Ortlieb waterproof bags, nice stickers ;); heading out of Portland; the beautiful Mt. Hood; a well deserved pit stop; cooling off on the way up, it’s hot out there!; 45th Parallel– wow!
A few words from Pam-
As a teacher of students with exceptional needs, I have first hand interactions with moms facing exceptional challenges. It is my honor to dedicate the miles I pedal this summer to raise funds and awareness for Heart Strides. The mission of Heart Strides is to support Moms during a time when the are least likely to make their health a priority. They do this by providing the gift of fitness to moms caring for children with a critical/chronic illness or special needs.