JettRide

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

June, 2012

From The Road: June 30th

Posted on June 30, 2012

Hello everyone! We have all arrived safe and sound to Bloomington, MN. Most of us filtered in sometime yesterday and Drew, Mac, and Ty arrived mid morning. This will be their second leg of the trip. They have biked here from Oregon! They were biking for a boy named Cory Stalling, who has duchenne muscular dystrophy. You can read more about their trip thus far at bikestory4cory.blogspot.com.

Today we did a shake down ride so that we could get used to biking as a group. What started out as 15 miles turned into 22 but it was a nice ride around the city. It was also pretty hot out, high eighties so we had to get used to the heat that we will be dealing with for the next few days. After our ride we came back to the church for a little while and then headed over to the mall of america where we ate our lunch, which was generously donated by the Panda Express. We then had a few hours to explore the mall where we shopped, went to the aquarium, and rode some rides. When we came back we encountered the issue of a stolen bike! They took Colby’s bike from the church. A little call to the police and a bike thief who was dumb enough to return to the scene of the crime was caught. So luckily all jettriders will be with bikes. Tonight we also had a great pasta party with some families from the duchenne community. We really appreciate all the work they put into tonight. Thanks so much Jacob, Jackson, Erica, Xavier, and Kyle it was great playing with you guys. We had lots of fun and won’t forget the time we spent together. Tomorrow our ride officially begins!

Love, The Jettriders.

P.S. Mrs. Drake, we loved the little goodie bags you made for us!

JettRiders Featured in Wicked Local Pembroke!

Posted on June 19, 2012

JettRiders; Jackson McSherry, Alec Sroggins, Justin Marino, Krystin Marino and Courtney Burt were recently interviewed by Wicked Local Pembroke. You can check out the great article and also a fun video interview with the  JettRiders at the link below!

JettRiders in Wicked Local

JettRide 2012 Tour Launch Hosted by REI

Posted on June 19, 2012

JettRide 2012 kicks off on July 1st in Minneapolis, MN.  The REI store will be hosting a gathering for the launch of Jettride 2012 at Bloomington, MN store location.  Bloomington Major Winstead and Chief Todd Lewis will be in attendance to see the JettRiders off!

If you are in the Bloomington area please stop by the REI store and give our JettRiders a big send off and wish them well on their cross country bike tour!!!

What: JettRide 2012 Tour Launch

Where: The REI store in Bloomington, MN

When: July 1, 2012 from 9:30am – 10am

MORE INFO HERE

JettRide Father’s Day Fundraiser

Posted on June 11, 2012

Please join us at the British Beer Company in Pembroke, MA on Father’s Day for a fun day of Fundraising for a couple of JettRiders!

When:  Sunday June 17, 2012

Where: The BBC in Pembroke, MA from 1pm-5pm

As you may or may not know, Jackson McSherry and Alec Scroggins (15, freshmen at Pembroke High School) will be taking their second tour (2011) this summer biking 1/2 the country to raise funds and awareness for Duchenne.  The boys need to raise $5,000 to cover their costs to go on the tour.

Jackson is the younger brother of Jett and Alec is a close family friend and neighbor.

The Pembroke community has watched Jett go from a running, sport playing young boy to a severely handicapped 16 1/2 year old, with a limited future.  Jett’s brother and friend Alec are watching and dealing with this in the best way they can – they can bike…and they will bike for 30 days this summer, 50-75 miles a day.  Along the way, they will visit with other families who have children with Duchenne, they will speak to press about what they are doing, and they will spread hope.

Please come to the BBC and cheer the boys on.  The boys will be riding their stationary cycle trainers 50 miles for four hours during the event.  There is no cost to come, you might choose to make a modest donation, $25 will buy you raffle tickets for the chance of a GRILL, RED SOX/YANKEES tickets and more!  WATD will be broadcasting live and Billy Boyle is helping us to assemble some comedians for your entertainment.  The BBC will have some Father’s Day activities for the dads!

Please click on the link below for more information:

 

Bike for A Cure Fundraiser 

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JettRiders Featured in the Missoulian!

Posted on June 11, 2012

JettRiders, Mac Sullivan, Drew Gottman and Ty Miller are currently making their way across the country on their bikes! They are meeting up with the rest of the JettRide in Minnesota on July 1st.  Until then you can follow their journey at:  A Bike Story 4 Cory.

While the riders were biking through Drew and Mac’s hometown of Missoula the Missoulian published a very nice article along with a few pictures! Check it out at the link below!

JettRiders in the News

Follow A Bike Story for Cory!

Posted on June 04, 2012

JettRider’s Drew, Mac and Ty have already taken off on their cross country bike ride! Drew and Mac are riding for their friend Cory who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Drew, Mac and JettRide Leader, Ty left from Seaside, Oregon on May 28, 2012! So far they have been having an incredible adventure! They will be meeting up with our JettRiders in Minneapolis, MN on July 1st! But until then you can follow their inspiring journey through their facebook page at “A Bike Story for Cory”. Also check out their blog at bikestory4cory.blogspot.com.

A Bike Story for Cory Facebook Page

Bike Story for Cory Blog