I received this e-mail Monday from Michael Pagano of Stony Point, who hosted weekly training rides for people participating in last weekend’s MS ride across the Tappan Zee Bridge. Michael also was quoted in an article about the event on our website: http://www.lohud.com/article/20109270327
The Southern New York MS Bike event was yesterday and let me say, it was perfect in every way. The weather was ideal for cycling, with a some sun and mostly clouds but with no rain. The temps stayed in the low 70s and we are all off the bridge before the late morning winds came into force.
The final count of participants was in the 700 range with total donations at $230k and still counting. There was much excitement and enthusiasm at the line where I acted as MC for the starting ceremonies and then completed the 20-mile ride with my son and nephew. My son’s cross country training is really paying off as he rode stronger then I have ever seen him and wasn’t far behind me on most of the climbs…..sorry for the proud father routine.
I am so happy and proud to be a part of this wonderful organization that is doing so much for those suffering with MS, both in terms of research grants and with critical services to those in the local community.
I want to thank all of you who have been so generous in your support of me and my commitment to this cause, words can’t fully express my appreciation. Because of your generosity I have far exceed my goal, actually, I nearly doubled it….thank you !!!!
To those of you who have not had a chance to contribute but still wish to, it not too late. The attached link can be used through October and any contribution would be greatly appreciated.
Again, thank you, on behave of all those with MS, for your support !