Nancy Cutler #NancyCbikes Riding for Make-A-Wish

This will be my 8th year riding to grant wishes in the 31st Annual Wish-A-Mile® (WAM) 300 Bicycle Tour, July 26-29, 2018, benefiting Make-A-Wish®. WAM is a three-day, 300-mile bicycle ride across Michigan where I will ride approximately 100 miles a day for 3 days raising funds and awareness for Make-A-Wish Michigan. Your support will help create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

As a pediatric cardiologist who cares for kids with life-threatening medical conditions, I am so fortunate to be able to nominate my patients for a wish and watch their dream come to life. Seeing their faces while they talk about their wish experience and share pictures, is simply priceless. That is why I am asking you to create life-changing experiences for these by supporting Make-A-Wish.  You make the donation and I will ride 300 miles in 3 days (July 27-29th)… rain or shine!

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Any gift is appreciated and collectively, can change the life of a child living with a critical illness.

Thank you, in advance, for your generosity and helping to share the power of a wish®.

Nancy Cutler aka #NancyCbikes

Laurie Condon and Jamie Herz — Riding and Raising Funds to End Alzheimers

From Jamie Herz: Laurie Condon and I met at HRI, and we are both fighting to find a cure to end Alzheimer’s. Laurie lost her mom to the disease, and I am the Program Director of the Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter. We decided to combine efforts to see if we could raise money and awareness to end this horrific disease. If anyone would like to participate in an Alzheimers Ride in the Studio on Sunday, June 24th during Jenn’s 10:30 ride, we have 30 bikes reserved. The asked donation is $100 and your bike is included in that. If you would like to just donate (any amount), or ride from home we appreciate all of it.

As an employee of the Association, I have watched people suffer from this disease mercilessly. It is unbelievably cruel, and can even effect people in their 40s and 50s. It is a slow, excruciating demise, with no treatment, cure, or prevention. It takes a toll on one’s entire family, and caregivers are left broken and exhausted. Some people can care for their loved ones for up to 20 years, and watch as the person they love become a shell of their former self. Please join us in doing what we can to put an end to this horrible disease.

From Laurie: This fundraiser is very personal to me, because I watched my beautiful, smart, healthy mom, suffer for 15 years to the point where she was not able to recognize me or my siblings. The worst part was when she knew she was losing her memory and there was nothing we could do to help her. It broke our hearts to see her suffer.

In her lifetime, she was a teacher, and a philanthropist. She taught braille to the blind, drove people to dialysis and was always the first to lend a hand. I would love to pay it forward with a cure. I am hoping that with enough funding towards research we will discover better ways to prevent this disease from robbing people of their loved ones.

Any and all donations are appreciated, and can be made using this link.

Even if you are unable to donate at this time, please consider changing your location on June 24th to #TheLongestDay #End ALZ- an Alzheimer’s Association National fundraiser that honors caregivers as every day is their longest day.

Help Heal Henley!

Cristina Ribeiro (#LilPowerhouse) will be riding all day on Tuesday, November 14th, in honor of her niece, Henley, and to raise awareness for becoming a bone marrow donor. Please see her post here, sign up to be a donor, and join her on any of her rides, using the hashtag #HealingHenley in your location.

Melody Edwards (#MEL629) is running the 2018 NYC Marathon for Team for Kids!

Dear Fellow Tribers!
I’ve decided to run the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon 11/4/18 with Team for Kids and I am asking for your support of their inspiring mission. Team for Kids is a team of adult runners who raise funds for critical services provided by New York Road Runners youth programs. These programs empower youth development and encourage healthy habits via running and character-building programs across the country.

Your giving helps New York Road Runners youth programs:
Serve 267,000 students nationwide – including 134,000 in New York City’s five boroughs – through free NYRR youth running programs, events, and resources.

Engage students in long-term athlete development (LTAD), a lifelong journey that guides an individual’s experience in sports and physical activity to develop healthy minds and bodies for life.

Help build the next generation of athletes by supporting coaches, educators, and fitness leaders with the tools they need to make a difference.

Whether you are a runner, have worked with children, or have kids yourself, I hope you will join me to further this great cause!
See you at the finish line!

Help support Mel here!

Virginia Norfolk – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Hi Tribe-

I am a two time breast cancer survivor from the Boston area.  My last recurrence was this past May and resulted in a double mastectomy.  All went very well with my recovery and I’m beyond thrilled to be healthy again. 

Can’t tell you how sorry I am to be missing out on the 10/15 JSS Tribe Ride in support of the Avon 39 team but I have purchased a shirt from the JSS Tribe Pink Ribbon Collection so I’ll definitely be there in spirit.  Physically I’ll be participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Concord, NH that day.  I have done this walk annually since 2011 to not only celebrate my survival but to help the American Cancer Society ensure others are able to do the same.  If you are interested in checking out this event or making a donation my personal page is below.  I will be thinking of the Avon 39 team as I walk among a sea of pink knowing we are all doing our part to help kick this cancer’s ass.  Cross your fingers for good weather in NH—it has snowed on us in the past!  Thanks, #MrsSunshine

Reply from Peloton CTO about LB changes

We know many of you are frustrated by the recent changes regarding visibility of others on the LB when riding OD simultaneously. Kristy sent an email on behalf of the JSSTribe about it to Yony, the CTO for Peloton, and this was his response:

Hi Kristy,
Apologies for the unintended consequences the recent leaderboard change have cost. We have been working diligently to insure the leaderboard’s performance continues to improve and last week’s change was a piece of the puzzle. Please rest assured that we recognize that riding together is core to the Peloton experience and our team is already addressing and working on ways to improve and enhance your experience as it relates to scheduling on demand rides together. We will share more information as it becomes available in the coming weeks. Thank you for your feedback and understanding.

JSSTribe Members Get Early Booking Access to Ride in the Studio on Sunday 10/15/17!

Yanina has arranged for JSSTribe members to get first/early access to ride with JSS in the studio on Sunday, October 15, 2017 in support of fighting breast cancer and supporting those who are doing the Avon 39 walk that same weekend.

If you are interested in joining in on this exclusive JSSTribe ride, please make sure you have at least one ride credit available in your Peloton studio account, and message Yanina with your email address.

Please see the website calendar for 10/15, where you can access the link to Yanina’s original FB post for more info.