Why I am still riding for Tour de Cure in 2020...
So, after 15 years, I find myself asking "Why do I keep riding the Tour de Cure?"
It makes me think back to the start, when on a random ride with a friend, he mentioned that he was going to do this charity ride that would help people with diabetes.
I thought, "Cool, maybe I can do something I enjoy (riding a bike) to raise money for a good cause!" At the time, my dad was only a few years past his diagnosis of diabetes, and pretty soon, my brother would follow the same path.
Since then, it has morphed into something beyond the "doing something I enjoy, to raise money for a good cause". It has turned into a journey of challenging myself, and of meeting awesome people who push themselves for similar reasons.
Since I was finding it hard to grow my corporate team, I decided this year to take a step back, and go back to what the ride is really about... pushing myself to raise money for a good cause.
With that, I have decided to join Team Nakagawa, and follow on team captain Kent's philosophy of "no pressure". As always, I would love to become a Champion to Fight Diabetes (raising > $1,000), but the truth is, it doesn't matter if I hit that goal. I am trying to follow my own advice of "every little bit helps", and am hoping that even if I get a little bit of help from a lot of people, it will naturally grow into something bigger.
So, as always, I am asking you to give what you can. Help me make this "little bit" turn into something HUGE!
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