JettRide

The JettRide is a cross country cycle tour for teens to raise funds and awareness to fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

April, 2012

Practice Ride Tuesday!

Posted on April 16, 2012

Calling all 2012 JettRiders!!!
If weather permits… we will be doing a practice ride
this coming Tuesday, April 17 in Pembroke Massachusetts.

The starting place will be at Cycle Lodge Bike Shop located at 808 Washington St
Pembroke MA 02359 at 10am. Stop in and say hello to Jim and Beth, they
have been very generous to the Jett Foundation. This is a great place
to shop for any bike supplies you may need.

We will meet in the parking lot, Pauly will give a brief safety instruction and then we
will be on our way. Please make sure you bring a drink and snack. We
will be bicycling 6.5 miles from Pembroke through Duxbury on the
picturesque roads leading to beautiful Duxbury Beach where we will
stop for a break. After break, we will head back to the bike store
6.5 miles with an anticipated return of 1pm.

All are invited with parents to lunch across the street at Charlies Too Restaurant,
825 Washington St Pembroke MA 02359.

Please rsvp to this michelle@jettfoundation.org if you plan to
attend so I will know how many are coming. THANK YOU

JettRiders on TV

Posted on April 12, 2012

JettRiders Mac Sullivan and Drew Gottman were featured on NBC Montana yesterday. Follow the link to see and hear more about these two exceptional young men,

Watch JettRiders Mac and Drew featured on TV!

JettRide Packing Tips!

Posted on April 04, 2012

Here are a few packing tips from 2 of your 2012 JettRide leaders, Ty Miller and Gillian Yoerg!

 

Hey there JettRiders! Here are a few tips for packing your bags this summer:
You are allowed two bags (and two bags only) for the trip. One duffel-style bag for your clothes, toiletries, and other necessary items that you’ll want to have for your wind-down time at night. You are also allowed another small bag to keep smaller items with you on the ride (or to keep cool stuff you might find along the way!). For this, I recommend something with a bladder insert. It makes it much easier to drink from while riding. And plus, it’s just nice to have a smaller backpack to keep with you for excursions and activities.

So, to re-cap: Two bags. Pack LIGHT. There will be a million and one opportunities for laundry, so DON’T over pack clothes. Plus, it just makes it more stressful for you all to keep track of everything.

Here’s a list of some non-essential items that would be just good to have:
~Headlight
~A book
~Deck-o-cards
~Journal
~Sunglasses
~Camera
~Close-toed water shoes (Perfect for playing in the rivers and camping)

-Ty

 

I know it’s early, but now’s a good time to start thinking about packing! One of the most important things to bring is a few pairs of padded spandex bike shorts. Be sure that they fit well– it’s important for them not to be too loose or they may chafe and rub. Some of my favorite shorts are made by Pearl Izumi, Terry’s (for girls only), and Cannondales.

-Gillian