posted by Kristi Benedict - May 16, 2014 - 8am EST
From Paul of Berry Mountain Cycles in Australia: “Meet Sharn (above), she was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease at 30 years old. One year on she’s doing Ironman Cairns with the assistance of her pilot Craig. We met her the other day with her Custom Greenspeed über chariot which has been kitted out kindly by Shimano with Di2 because she is not able to change gear with traditional shifters. Specialized US organised a Tarmac SL4 for Craig. She’s an incredible women and I find it inspirational that her entire team are so positive! She has a killer smile and sense of humour. This for me is what riding bikes is all about, it can be tough right! But shit it’s fun. I’m so glad we’re fortunate enough to work with people like this – this is bikes. Her mission is to compete Ironman Cairns and raise awareness of MND. I’d love it if you could share her photo and her story. www.shining4sharn.org.au“
Seven cyclists will be riding 3,000 miles across the USA this summer to raise awareness and funds for wounded military and their families. Follow their progress as they leave on June 4th here, and donate here.
…Ollie Blackmore is aiming to ride half that distance solo and unsupported, about 2,300 kilometers, around Vancouver Island this summer to raise money for two cancer charities: The British Columbia Cancer Foundation and The Big C. You can help support his causes here.
This Sunday, May 18th, Atlanta Streets Alive will be taking over Peachtree Street from 2-6pm. Come out for a variety of fun planned activities or to just enjoy the traffic-less street!
Culprit Bicycles will be selling their demo bikes at the Road Magazine event at the end of Stage 6 of the ATOC in Santa Clarita, CA, this weekend May 16th and 17th.
Ciamillo is offering $100 off their road calipers until May 23rd.