Spinning for a Cause.
Last month, twenty riders from the Green Mountain Bike Club gathered together to take part in a spin class lead by Ann MacDonald, the Spinning Director at Synergy Health and Fitness in preparation for the second annual Richard’s Ride in memory of Richard Tom.
The Richard Tom Foundation was created to honor Richard Tom who lost his life while cycling near his home in Vermont. RTF was formed to keep Richard’s legacy alive and pay tribute to the many ways that Richard lived his life by sharing his love of cycling, health and adventure.
Proceeds from Richard’s Ride will support legislative activity for safe roads and provide opportunities for children to attend cycling camps like Little Bellas whose goal is to help young women realize their potential through cycling.
The ride will be staged at Cochran’s Ski Area base lodge in Richmond, Vermont on May 20, 2017. Please save the date and register at www.bikereg.com/rtfoundation.
The Foundation will also be drawing the winning raffle ticket for a Trek Madone ProjectOne Bike donated by Earl’s Cyclery and Fitness. Please go to www.bikereg.com/richard-tom-founadation-bike-raffle to buy your raffle tickets today.
On a personal not, our CEO, Liz Robert, shares this wonderful memory of Richard…
“As I eased myself back into cycling having crossed the 50 year mark, Richard made me feel confident I could become competent at it. I remember when he sold me my first clip-in pedals, he made sure to adjust them to my uncertainty (as loose as they would go) and took me out for a lesson in the parking lot. He made sure I bought CO2 cartridges with threads because he remembered what injector I had (others, to my dismay on the road with a flat, were not so thoughtful). As I came up the curve, he pushed me to the finer things that made sense, like stainless steel cables and 25 cm Schwalbe One tires. And when it came to bike fit, there was no one better at it without the machines. He asked the right questions that made an aging lady not flinch. He used his eye and a lead weight, a level and a goniometer; “a what?”, I asked him, unafraid with Richard to be a fool.” Liz Robert, Terry CEO