Ride To The Finish With Me
After a number of years off, I’m participating again this year in the Ride to End Alzheimer’s. As the years pass, I remember Eric as whole, before he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. Eric was clever, smart, funny in his very own quirky way, a good friend to all – always willing to pitch in and help out. His loves besides me, were hockey and donuts. Eric played hockey 3 days a week at 6:00 am, with a stop at a Dunkin Donuts near our house to fuel up before the game.
Eric and I were both early risers. We loved to wake up early on Saturday or Sunday mornings, hop on our bikes and ride. Eric would lead with some breakfast place in mind a good distance away. There was always food in the equation! No surprise there, right?
When Eric worked for HP and I worked for Marriott we both had international assignments and we met for week-ends in Paris, Vienna, Budapest, London, and Glasgow. So many wonderful memories. One week-end in England we” borrowed bikes from the hotel and biked to Althorp House in Northamptonshire, childhood home o Princess Diana, open to the public during the summer months. We pulled up to the gates and asked where the bike racks were located. “You are the first people to ever show up here on bicycles. “How far have you come? “About 25 miles.” We became instant VIP’s and shown royal Treatment throughout the tour.
I am committed to support the Alzheimer’s Foundation with a focus on early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and Care Giver support. I have stayed connected to the Alzheimer’s Foundation through Bellicchi’s Best Biscotti and my connection to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of RI through monthly donations and participation in events. We also offer an online Biscotti of the Month where a 5 of the proceeds is donated to Alzheimer’s.
Through the 2021 Ride to End Alzheimer's, I will be training and raising money for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Proceeds go directly to improve the lives of those affected by Alzheimer's, through the advancement of research and by providing care to those affected in RI, MA, and NH.
Please support me and the Alzheimer's Association, as I ride to the finish line. Any amount is helpful. It isn’t the size of the donation. I’d love to have lots of $1.00 donations.
This year the Ride will be virtual again. The ride isn’t virtual! However, it will not be an organized live Event. It will take place during two weeks in June. I would welcome the company of anyone who would like to ride along with me for part or all of the Ride. I am planning to ride 60 miles (a metric century – 100km).