Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Expedition update 6/7/2011
Thanks very much for the three kind contributions from:
Ralph D Nelson, Jr-from Florida
Katie Schell, Mission Hills
I am getting really excited! I have been riding around Kansas City with a loaded bicycle in the 95f+ heat and riding hills. It's great training, one just keeps it in a gear where you can keep up a conversation so you can last the 5-8 hours a day in the saddle...although, I do not do alot of talking while riding up a steep hill! :)
I will be asking for contributions before and during the expedition. My friend Katie reminded me that I need to keep asking for help. I appreciate that, as it is not easy doing all the planning, logistics, marketing, public relations, social media, and fundraising. I appreciate all the help I have gotten to this point! I told Katie that everyone who has helped, whether, designing the logo, or printing fliers, loaning me gear, or contributing funds, everyone is on the Expedition Team.
On July 1 I will be stopping first at Joy Homestead for some light refreshment and seeing our good friend and Cycling W3R Expedition supporter Lydia!
And then on towards CT!
I am still not sure where I will camp the first night, but a new friend, Jennifer suggested she has some friends in Greene, RI who have a farm, so that may be it for the first day?
Here is my basic route in Rhode Island.
A list of donors and supporters to date.
Katie Schell-Mission Hills, KS
Ralph D Nelson, Jr- Florida
Dave Nelson- Prairie Village, KS
Lydia Rapoza-Coventry, RI
Debbie Simpson-Mission Hills, KS
Dana Niles-Merion Station, PA
Claudia Gibson-West Lebanon, NH
Tiffany Hiller-Prairie Village, KS
Mary Kimble-Blue Springs, MO
Gary Mallen-Leawood, KS
Lisa Trager-Prairie Village, KS
John Goodwin-Misson Hills, KS
Carolyn Suffern-Suffern, NY
Randy Rasa-Springhill, KS
Pete Storm-Vienna, VA
Adam Gatewood-Topeka, KS
Organizations and Businesses
Joy Homestead-W3R historical site, Cranston, RI
Theresa Van Ackeren-Family Bicycles, Kansas City, MO
Elizabeth Bejan-Revolve Inc, Kansas City, MO
BKV Direct Marketing, Overland Park, KS
Damon Rodnac-route logistics
David Fagerberg-route logistics
Bonnie Boyles and Kevin Ryland-logo
Robert Selig-Expedition Historian
David Rainey-Bicycle paint job
Adventure Cycling Association-Winona Bateman
W3R-US et al.
William Rose-Photographer and Artist