Cruisin’ in the Country Century

November 14, 2009 7:00 amtoNovember 15, 2009 6:00 pm

We just wanted to let everyone know that BACCHETTA is going to make the Cruisin’ in the Country Century in Claxton, Georgia, on November 14th, our official rally ride for 2009. This really is a great ride and a fun weekend so we hope that as many of you as possible can make it!

http://www.claxtonevanschamber.com/crusin.php

John, Rich and I will all be there (and hopefully a few more folks from the St. Pete area).

The Texas Time Trials

September 23, 2009 6:00 amtoSeptember 26, 2009 6:00 pm

Just wanted to let everyone know that Team Bacchetta, and a whole bunch of other B riders, will be at this years Texas Time Trials, September 24-26, 2009. We’d like to encourage anyone that is interested in supporting our riders to make an effort to swing by the course and cheer them on. Click here to see what the TTT is all about!

There is also a good thread going on our forum about the event. Click here to join the discussion.

Learning to Ride A Bicycle All Over Again

Bill Bumgarner, a new Bacchetta Giro 20 rider, recently wrote an article on his blog, entitled: Learning to Ride a Bicycle All Over Again.  This is a straightforward, well written article that I think is a good read, especially for those who are new to Bacchetta or recumbents in general.  Bill also does a good job, of patiently answering questions, from people who just aren’t in the recumbent “know”. 

Check it out!

MS Ride Donations Request- Norman Bennett

I would like to thank, from the bottom of my heart, those of you who have been kind, thoughtful and generous enough to donate to the Multiple Sclerosis Society through this fundraiser.

For those of you that need a reminder (and I am usually one of those people!), this email is meant to do just that.
I know that the emails are going out to anyone and any “entity” that my email program has ever received an email from, or who has been part of a forwarded letter, etc. I apologize to those of you for whom this email is an annoyance. However, for those of you who have an interest in donating, or considering a donation, below is the original request. Thank you all for your well wishes, contributions and patience as we go through this process.

Appreciatively yours,
Norm

Every hour of every day, someone is diagnosed with MS. That’s why I registered for the 2009 bikeMS© Ride on September 12, and why I’m asking you to support my fund raising efforts with a tax-deductible donation.

Why I Ride

My wonderful wife Laura has MS. I am selfish. I want her to get better and be her old-self (well, don’t tell her I said “old”!). However, if that won’t happen for us, then we want to see that future generations don’t have to worry about this debilitating disease. Today, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, and with the diagnosis occurring most frequently between the ages of 20 and 50, many individuals face a lifetime filled with unpredictability. There have been advances, and certain forms of MS can be slowed in their effects, but not in Laura’s type. Laura’s aunt also has this form of MS. This ride and effort is for them and for all others that have MS. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is dedicated to ending the devastating effects of MS but they can’t do it without our help. It’s faster and easier than ever to support this cause that’s so important to me. Simply click on the link at the bottom of this message. If you prefer, you can send your contribution to the address listed below.

Any amount, great or small, helps to make a difference in the lives of people with MS. I appreciate your support and look forward to letting you know how I do. You have been included in this emailing because you are either a friend or family member or you have been in a mutual group emailing and as Outlook works, have automatically been included in my address book. I appreciate your understanding.

Questions about the Ride? Email Michael Ferrara at mferrara@nmssli.org.

P.S. If you would like more information about the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, how proceeds from the bikeMS© Ride are used, or the other ways you can get involved in the fight against MS, please visit nationalmssociety.org.

 

Click here to visit my personal page.
If the text above does not appear as a clickable link, you can visit the web address:
http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/NYHBikeEvents?px=6974532&pg=personal&fr_id=11001&s_tafId=137562

Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at http://www.nationalMSsociety.org/ or 1-800-FIGHT-MS (344-4867).

Our postal address is:
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
733 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10017