In just a few hours I’ll be hopping on my bike for the longest ride of my life!

booty livestrong My goals:

1. Do not die

2. Keep my knee from shattering into pieces

3. Not to fall asleep on the bike course

4. To be able to walk on Sunday

5. To push myself beyond what I think I’m capable of.

Why I am doing this?

It’s 24 Hours of Booty, a 24 hour bike ride to support the fight against cancer.

24 hours of booty ride The ride I’m doing supports the Lance Armstrong Foundation & the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. Thank you so much to those of you who donated to my ride and to those of you who offered words of support & encouragement! Words cannot express my gratitude.

Our team raised $1,310!!

ulman fundlivestrong

The event is similar to Relay for Life, but on bikes- we ride around a 2.1 mile loop as many times as we want/can. When we’re not riding, headquarters is in “Bootyville”, where tents, porta potties, and food await!

24 hours of booty loop

Because I don’t know how well my knee will hold up, I’m also the “go-to” volunteer during the event- whenever they need an extra hand, it’ll be me!

mom at booty

This event is more than just a bike ride to me- it’s extra special because I’ll be doing it with my mom, who is a cancer survivor herself. The ride kicks off with a “survivor loop”, and seeing my mom ride in it is probably what I’m looking forward to the most.

mom

My mom’s been a volunteer with the Ulman Cancer Fund (and with Livestrong) for numerous events, and she’s on the committee that’s been working with the 24 Hours of Booty crew to make the event happen. This is the first time she’ll actually be participating as well as volunteering- I’m so proud of her!

So….off we go! Hopefully I won’t be stuck spinning in circles after 24 hours of riding to the left…maybe I’ll be able to teach Zoolander a thing or two. 😉