We are participating in the 30th Annual Trek 100 bike ride on June 1 to raise money for the MACC Fund and we started a team so others can participate and fund-raise with us. Will you join us and be part of the Trek 100 team? Together we can support the MACC Fund and their mission to find a cure for childhood cancers and related blood disorders through research.
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More info on The MACC fund and Trek 100:
Why we rideIn 1976, the five-year survival rate for childhood cancer was 20%. Thanks to the efforts of groups like the MACC Fund, today the survival rate is 80%. Since 1990, the Trek 100 has contributed over $15.3 million to the MACC Fund.
The Trek 100 offers rides for everyone from families to hardcore cyclists. The four ride distances of 17, 34, 66, and 100 miles cover gently rolling terrain in Jefferson county, on beautiful country roads. Enjoy breakfast beforehand at Trek, and refuel at catered rest stops along the way. And stick around for the afterparty: we’ll have great music, food, and plenty of cold beer.
Childhood cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death in children. Help us change that by riding the Trek 100.
Since the begining we have been a fan of Hincapie Sportswear One of the nice things about not having sponsors is that members don't have to keep up with the changes of sponsor logos and changes every year. Once you join AMR you can wear any AMR kit that we create anytime. However, we love seeing new designs and ideas. Every year or so we make updates and changes to previous version or totally new one offs. If you would like to see our pasts kits please visit this page. (Link) For 2019 we made some slight changes to the primary kit by adding gray to the upper half of the kit, and updating fonts for 2019 to represent the brand logos. 2019 Skinsuits get slight font updates but stay primary the same other than some fantastic new pockets that are added to the Hincapie Velocity Skin suits. Our loose fitting MTB Jeresy are also somewhere we have a little fun with design. This year we are doing a "retro" kit for MTB. Some old school nods to wool jerseys and the start of cycling. Looking forward to seeing our members in the new kits for 2019.
Sometimes I feel that 2018 was just monkey business. So many things happened, but yet we didn't document it. The year flew by way to fast for this monkey. Overall I personally road less this year than any year prior, I raced a bit less, commuted a bit less, had fun a bit less. What does that mean? It means that 2018 is over and 2019 is going to be better. RideAMR has always been about getting people out on their bikes. If it was a charity ride, race, social mtb ride or whatever we just wanted you to go out and ride. We had some amazing feats by members in NC who hit personal records of millage to PA member who just killed it at being cool on the single speed at races. Few podiums here and there, but that isn't why we ride. As the founding member of AMR I look back over the years of the members who have come and gone, and those accomplishments achieved. I am very proud of how this team has worked over the years. I am also very excited that we know we need to improve for 2019. As leaders of the team the board has discussed new ways to challenge our members. This year we will be doing a little bit more fun with some internal competitions. We will still be our relaxed selves allowing members to ride what they want and no pressure attitude. This time though we will have some more structure with these fun challenges. I am looking forward to having more fun on the bike this coming year. I am looking forward to hearing new stories and accomplishments. I am looking forward to being a Monkey for the 7th year now. Come join us! March 1st is the deadline.
Happy Riding. #RideAMR
After Ride Report: Tour de Pickle....75 (+2) miles, .
So the TdP was a success. Three North Carolina AMR representatives attended (Bethany B, Captain John, and myself, Keith Morehouse. ) we all completed the course. Conditions were beautiful albeit windy and getting warm in the high 70's...how's that sound WI folks? The first 35-40 miles were great and thanks to the Captain he and the mixed bag of riders we werewith, graciously dragged my butt the last 25...maybe 30 miles. Around mile 49 we remembered our AMR compatriot, Michael A. as he has his b-day this weekend. I had my phone/camera with me during the entire ride but at certain points I couldn't remember my name, address or time of day and may have been hallucinating. So all you get is a picture of my sweaty jersey and the hard earned reward of a jar of pickles after a long day in the saddle. Next year...
Keith Morehouse— in Mount Olive, North Carolina.