You hear a lot from Bacchetta about ultra distance events; Sebring, RAAM, etc. These events have proven to be a great promotional tool over the years, not only for Bacchetta, but for recumbents in general. While competitive events, they also have a large dose of fun involved also.
On Sunday, March 30th 2008, Ray Taylor is undertaking an ultra distance event of his own; a cross country trip that starts in San Diego, CA and ends in St. Augustine, FL. But Ray isn’t doing this for himself, his agenda is quite different. Below is an excerpt from Ray’s website: http://www.raysride.org
Ray’s Ride is dedicated to the effort of raising money for the medical research of Melanoma Cancer and the birth defect, Spina Bifida. This effort is a tribute to my daughter, Kristen Taylor-Cameron who has fought melanoma since 2003, and to my granddaughter Grace Glaros, born February 14th, 2008, with spina bifida. So… this challenge might aptly be named, “The Great Race for Kristen and Grace”.
So take the time and check out Ray’s website and support him in any way you can. Even if it’s only an email saying; we’re rooting for you, I’m sure that Ray and his family would appreciate it.