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Avery's Ride for PKU blog

I will be blogging about my preparation and planning leading up to the ride and will try to Blog as much as possible as I pedal across the country.

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  • Mar27Thu

    Trip to Peterborough

    March 27, 2014
    Just got back from a trip to Peterborough yesterday where we had a fun day.  I finally met Tanya Chute who is taking care of a lot of the planning of the ride especially the event in Peterborough on July 27, 2014.  Menchies frozen yogurt agreed to donate a portion of their sales last night to the ride which worked out to just over $43.00.  This may not seem like a lot but it was good to be able to mingle with some people from the community and tell them about PKU and the ride.  Hopefully they will come out to the next menchies fundraiser and to the event on July 27, 2014.  I also got to meet two young children who have PKU which was great. They were very excited to meet menchie the forzen yogurt mascot.  I was also able to get a 60 km ride in.  It was pretty cold but sunny and was good to get outside on my bike for the first time in a while.  I stopped for water at a farm store about 20km into the ride however at the 30 km mark the water had froze in my water bottle.  The ride was great on the way out however I never realized how windy and hilly it was until the way back into Peterborough.  That said it was good to get in a ride in some adverse conditions.  Some other good news out of Peterborough is that a friend of Tanya's mom has indicated that she will donate 1000.00 to the ride for PKU which is really amazing.  This puts us over the 4000.00 mark for donations thus far.  One last update before I sign off for the night is that we may have a van for the ride as my dad has offered to trade me his van for my car for the summer.  Its a huge stress relief to have a vehicle and driver crossed off the "to do" list.      

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