This post officially announces that I’m signed up to ride in the 2013 Will Bike 4 Food event.  As mentioned in my last post, I couldn’t do last year’s ride because of pain in my knee.  However, I have taken steps to prevent that from happening again.  There is now less than a week to go before the big ride, and my knee is holding up fine (it’s been through many miles of pedaling this summer).

As part of the ride, I am asking for donations again to support the work of The Food Bank.  They’re a great organization that does a tremendous job combating food insecurity in Western Massachusetts.  Donations in any amount are helpful and appreciated.  You can donate here at my fundraising page, or contact me to send an offline payment.  My goal is $1000, and if I get that much in contributions from others, I will add in $500 of my own money, just as I did last year.

A couple of years ago, it was a challenge for me to ride 100 miles at all.  I’m going the same distance this year, but I’ll attempt to do it in significantly less time than in the past.  I’m challenging myself to finish the ride within 9 hours of starting (when I first did this in 2011, it took me 10.5 hours).

If you have questions or anything, please feel free to post them in the comments.  Also, watch this space for details on some long rides I’ve done this year, getting in shape for this ride.