Well, apparently blogging is good for us so we are going to join into it and see how it goes for the Ride2Survive!

For now, I'll give you an update on things we are in the midst of doing and planning and have done.

 

  1. Ride2Survive Strategic Planning
    • Sounds boring but it really isn't because we have so many dedicated people who take their own time and donate it to such a worthwhile purpose.
    • Mary and Rochelle did a fantastic job of leading us thru the excercise.
    • We - 30 of us - spent the whole day working on this
    • A smaller group spent another half day finalizing things.
    • Stay tuned for more on this...
  2. Police escort
    • Vicki has been working hard with Delta PD to come up with the support and escort plan for this year.
  3. Web site
    • Most of the glitches have been worked out and we will now turn our attention to tuning the information so it is presented in a organized way
    • Carla and Charles are working on some of the graphic design to make it a little more striking over time.

Don't forget the Indoor ride coming up on Feb 4th... great way to get your training going for any event you may be doing this year!

 

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It is with heavy hearts we write this.
 
Many of you who have been involved in the Ride2Survive for some time will know who Megan McNeil is.
 
For those who don't, Megan has been a long time friend of the Ride2Survive.  Megan was struck with cancer 5 short years ago when she was about to turn 16.  At only 20, this past Friday January 28th, cancer took her from us all.
 
Vicki and I will forever miss her welcoming smile and huge hug at every arrival of the Ride2Survive... even while in treatment, Megan would greet us with her parents Suzanne and Dave.  Megan's "Bucket List" included the Ride2Survive. 
 
Our hearts go out to Megan's parents, Dave and Suzanne. 
 
Megan turned to music while in Children's Hospital and penned her song "The Will to Survive". There is a unique version for the Ride2Survive on our site. She sang her song for us in 2007 when we arrived home in Delta. She was in treatment at the time. It was a moment that those who were there will never forget.
 
Megan's official version is on itunes and you can get all the information and contribute to the cause at www.willtosurvive.org
 
This Friday at the Ride2Survive Indoor Challenge we will honor Megan.

Kerry and Vicki.

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