"When I shared with him about Pedal the Pacific, he listened so intently and cared so much. He made me and my cause feel important and empowered. He reminded me of my heart behind why I ride, and the incredible position we are in to fight for the people and things we believe in..."
There were two things we knew for sure. One was that we wanted to raise $250,000 and the other is that we wanted it to allow girls to experience greater freedom. We needed to believe that we could do something big to rewrite the stories moving forward for each and every girl who walks into The Refuge.
Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! It took me a bit to start writing this. How do I articulate the excitement, anticipation, passion, and awareness that I now feel over something that feels so out of reach… so far from fully understanding. I have read these past blog posts with awe and wonder of how I could be placed on a team of women that want to dedicate their summer to put the pedal to the medal (ha, get it? Man, I hope ya’ll are ready for my terrible dad jokes :-)).
I don’t necessarily work out, so when two of my best friends and I decided around the
dinner table one night that we were all in this together, I was absolutely terrified. The only time I
ever really biked was during a spin class a couple years ago and it was honestly a bit of a tragic
experience- you should ask me about it. However, even though I have never biked longer than a
couple miles, I am truly determined to do this thing.