New Rider in South-East Michigan
Where are you from?
Currently residing in Berkley, MI. A bit of a hole-in-the-wall size town, but good people all around.
What do you ride?
Currently on a Trek 4100 that was a gift from my late Uncle. Looking to get a road bike as soon as finances allow.
How long have you been riding?
Only a few months of serious riding. A trip to the store here-and-there if I didn't feel like driving. But now I plan to train hard and train often to get into better shape, health, and speed.
Anything else we should know about you?
The thing that got me started into riding was the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan's Wish-A-Mile 300
. My dad and neighbors participated in 2004 and I joined them for 2005.
It's a really cool experience to know that something that is benefitting me (exercise-wise) is also giving a tremendous benefit to those in need. This year, roughly $750,000 was raised across the 540 riders. I don't plan to do any competitive cycling unless I get really good, but I certainly intend to do the "WAM 300" again next year.