We are distance biking Reach The Beach again this year. The ride benefits the American Lung Association. Our main group is riding 104 miles, but we have a secondary group starting in close, or we could meet you at the 80, 55, or 26 mile station. This ride is set up for riders at all levels. It is the best supported ride we know of! Reach The Beach ends up at the Pelican Pub in Pacific City where there is a major celebration.
I have been doing this 105 mile event for a number of years now. I did not know how relevant it would become for me until just last week when my fathers’s COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) diagnosis really began to impact him. While we got him out of the hospital and back home to full time suppport, some respiratory therapy is his next step. While Chiropractors can definitely help a person like this, by aiding in lung expansion and with breathing exercises to improve vitality, it’s really working with the guidelines and research from the American Lung Association that’s the bottom line here.
In order to be ready, we have been conditioning for months. I am riding because I want to represent my Dad and also for all those who suffer from lung disease. Other team members have their own people; I know one of us lost their Dad to lung cancer a decade ago. Therefore, we can carry names with us.
Lung disease is on the rise and people who ride and donations help fund research and provide education and advocacy efforts. All of us can benefit from the work of the American Lung Association. One pedal at a time, we ride for a better tomorrow.
To help support our efforts, and to change lives, please click on the Donate link here. Or just click it to see my pic! Either way, if you can’t ride, you can donate. No donation is too small (or too big!)
Because we want to make a difference, on May 19, our team will hit the road to Reach the Beach. You know we will give it our all. If you want to ride, call us and we will get you a bib. Or maybe you will just donate, and we will get a notification. Thanks for your support.
Together we can fight lung disease successfully!