Respite and Rebirth: A Summer Camp Story
September 3, 2019

Respite and Rebirth: A Summer Camp Story

Respite and Rebirth, A Summer Camp Story, seen on the front page of the August 11 Boston Sunday Globe, brings the reader to the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp. Shadowing a counselor who is also an AngelRide volunteer, author Jenna Russell beautifully shares the camp’s impact: “to free these kids, if only for a …

February 1, 2018

Reflections and a Question on 14 Years of Baggage Handling for AngelRide

By Steve Burke It has been an honor and a privilege (although the tips have been a bit meager, the payback has been more than phenomenal – partially described below). I sincerely thank Fred and Lynn, all the mangers, riders, and other volunteers for such a deep set of life changing moments. It has been …

April 26, 2017

The Noble Two Hundred

By Nancy DeLong Half a league half a league, 1.5 miles Half a league onward, All in the hills and valley Rode the two hundred: ‘Forward, the Bike Brigade! Charge for the rest stops he said: Onto the Hole in wall Gang Camp Rode the two hundred. Half a league half a league, 1.5 miles …

February 27, 2017

A Place Where the Rain Stops and the Sun Shines

By Peter Nye My first experience with the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp was in early August of 1995 as a volunteer for a 10 day session. I learned within hours that the ground on which I was roaming was hallowed. I worked with the oldest kids that summer and the first camper I …

Angel Ride 2016 – A Magical Weekend!
June 22, 2016

Angel Ride 2016 – A Magical Weekend!

2016 was my first year as an Angel Rider. Let’s just say…It definitely won’t be my last. On Memorial Day Weekend I took to the roads with 600 cyclists and volunteers on a mission to help bring joy, fun and smiles to kids with serious illnesses by raising money for the Hole in the Wall …

April 6, 2016

If This Aligns With Your Values, Then Make ‘The Ask’. It’s Worth It!

By Lynn McCarthy “The strongest predictor of who got the money was not the person’s credentials or the content of the pitch. The strongest predictors of who got the money were these traits: confidence, comfort level and passionate enthusiasm.”  ― Amy Cuddy, Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges Did you know 85 percent of …

March 23, 2016

A Troubadour’s Take on AngelRide

By Kristen Graves I first learned about AngelRide about a year ago. Lynn and Fred (the founders/directors) came to one of my concerts, and introduced themselves. They told me what they were about and what they were planning, and without much more than a few minutes of information, I was set to play for the …

March 16, 2016

Your Team Leaders: Working Hard & Having Fun

By Lynn McCarthy AngelRide is most definitely filled to the brim with the most amazing people in the world! Take the 27 persnickety team leaders who are working diligently to ensure AngelRide 2016 will be the most beautiful, top-notch experience in the land. Each team leader will spend countless hours preparing for the next AngelRide …

February 17, 2016

Hey Free Wheelin’ Angel Riders!

By Rob Cassie As we pedal towards another Memorial Day weekend spent with passionate and inspiring everyday folks, I am asking myself how I got involved with this great event. Simply, I am a proud volunteer because Lynn asked me. Lynn and I grew up in Old Saybrook and became good friends while trying to …

January 13, 2016

My Conspiracy Theory

By Lynn McCarthy I’ve been thinking about the good things in my life. Counting my blessings, giving gratitude, and acknowledging the gifts. Call it what you will. It’s a practice. Deepak Chopra reminds me, “Life isn’t good by itself; you must respond to it as good.” What if everyday feels like AngelRide – as though …