On occasion, I do post non-Apple related messages. In this case, Pasquale is a former client and friend of mine. I thought this was pretty cool and something worth promoting. Please promote this if possible and if you are in the area of New Jersey where this takes place, I think it would be a great event to participate in.
Here are the details from Pasquale himself.
Dear Friends and Family,
My Captain Brian and I are riding a tandem bike together in the Gran Fondo NJ on Sunday, September 13. We will be riding 43miles together through the lovely countryside in and around Morristown, New Jersey along with about 50 of our fellow Team InTandem members and about 2500 other riders from all over the United States.
I am a “Stoker. I ride in the back of the bike. My “Captain, Brian> rides in the front. While I have a visual impairment and do rely on him for navigation, we are a team in every sense of the word.
We ride with and for InTandem, a not-for-profit organization in New York City that provides tandem biking programs and opportunities to people with disabilities – all at no cost to their members. This Gran Fondo NJ is our featured event of the year and is our principal fundraiser as well. You may not be able to ride with us on Sept. 13, but you can help by supporting our ride with a donation. Your contribution will help InTandem continue to provide free tandem biking programs to their members throughout the year.My goal is to raise $1000!!! So please if you can help me reach my goal… , that would be greatly appreciated. Your donations will be allocated as such:
• $25.will pay one entry fee for one of our members at an organized riding event.
• $50. will pay the entry fees for both the stoker and captain at an organized riding event.
• $100. will pay for new tires on one tandem bike.
• $250. will help support a tandem team’s season of riding and will get you one of our InTandem custom cycling jerseys. Check it out at the bottom of this page: http://www.intandembike.org/2015_granfondo_nj/
• $500. will pay for a tandem team to go on a distant, weekend riding trip. When they arrive at their hotel, they will find a nice gift basket with your name on the card. And an InTandem jersey.
• $2,500. will buy a brand new Cannondale top-of-the-line tandem bike and provide the joy of riding to many other InTandem cyclists. That bike will have a plaque with your name on it. And an entire InTandem attire kit (jersey, shorts, hat, etc.) will be coming your way.
But really, I am grateful for a donation of any size.
Please visit our personal InTandem Team page: