April 16, 2015

The Road Less Traveled

By Alan St. Peter Nine years ago, Alan St. Peter and Angela “Angel” Uihlein rode the first leg on day one of AngelRide 2006. Angel was 15 and was still recovering from her bone marrow transplant. Alan had rearranged his chemotherapy treatments so that he would be able to ride that year. Alan wrote the …

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One Hill at a Time
April 9, 2015

One Hill at a Time

By Judith E. Lackey In 2012, when I signed up for my first Angel ride, I had no idea what I was in for. The energy of the riders and volunteers was incredible. There really isn’t anything easy about the ride, but what our campers go through day in and day out isn’t easy. Being …

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April 6, 2015

A Camper and Young AngelRider Shares his Story

My name is Jack Krupienski and this will be my third year of AngelRide. I did my first AngelRide when I was about 11 years old after doing biking charity events for the Hole in The Wall Gang Camp. This will be my fourth year as a camper at the Hole in the Wall. I …

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April 2, 2015

A Message From the Man Who Stood Up

No matter how much you give, being part of a community like the AngelRide will always give you more back. They turn every setback, pain and heartache into love, beauty and smiles. They are the currency of hope. I’d like to tell you a little bit about what the AngelRide means to me and more …

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March 30, 2015

When a Man Stood Up

By Dana Bean My very best AngelRide memory did not happen on the bike, or at a rest stop, or a finish line. It happened at about 8:30 PM on Saturday night May 26th 2012 at camp, when a man stood up. A digression is in order. From 2009 to 2011 (and for some years …

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March 26, 2015

Dave Gruendel’s New Perspective

By Dave Gruendel For the last 10 years, I have looked forward to AngelRide – the entire experience that is “AngelRide” – with enthusiasm, excitement, and energy. For those of you are part of the AngelRide family, you know. For those who will take part for the first time this year, you will soon know. …

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Fundraising: A Form of Ministry
March 23, 2015

Fundraising: A Form of Ministry

By Karen Grouten Fundraising is certainly not begging. It’s just the opposite. Fundraising is first and foremost a form of ministry. It is a way of announcing our vision and inviting other people into our mission. It is proclaiming what we believe in such a way that we offer other people an opportunity to participate with …

March 19, 2015

It’s Asia or AngelRide

By Katherine Bartlett Six years ago I gained a new family: AngelRide. In 2009, I was fortunate enough to participate in my very first AngelRide. AngelRide is not just a one-weekend event, but those whom have done the ride for many years become a family. My favorite weekend all year is AngelRide, as we all …

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March 13, 2015

Pain Threshold

By Theresa Birmingham Pain is such a relative word. Childbirth. Marathons. Migraines. Stubbing your toe. Paper cuts. Seven years ago, I went in for my second tattoo, and damn, it hurt. After sitting there for about forty five minutes, I felt I would give up. The burning and tearing at my back right scapula felt …

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March 11, 2015

Get ready AngelRiders. It’s going to be another great year!

By Lynn McCarthy In life “we’re really called not to dispel mystery but to abide it, to engage it.” says Joe Henry. And so this is what I will practice today. I will not try to figure out why. Why do the 25 team leaders who make AngelRide, AngelRide do what they do knowing they …