Team Survivor Newsletter December 2020

It has truly been a year like no other. With all of the challenges of 2020 we hope you and your families are safe and well and we wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Kwanzaa! We are sending you the very best wishes for a joyful holiday season and cheers to the new year and new beginnings! In spite of all the challenges this year, I am so grateful for all of the awesome rides and great times we had on Saturdays. Riding was my only social activity so I appreciate everyone who joined to ride during the year. Thanks for signing up with Team Survivor to Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Transfer to AMBBR 2021 – DEADLINE TODAY!

You have all received a few emails from Team in Training asking you to confirm your transfer from 2020 to 2021 since America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride was cancelled due to COVID-19. I just wanted to send a reminder that TNT has asked that you transfer or cancel by December 1st (TODAY!). As of today, only 8 riders have reconfirmed transfer to AMBBR, 9 riders requested a transfer earlier in the year but have NOT confirmed on the Aventri site (link below). We have 6 riders who are participating in the Train 2 Cure program and there are also 7 riders who have not transferred or confirmed. Please take a moment and access the link below to complete your transfer.
Thanks again to each of you for your continued support of Team Survivor and our mission to raise lifesaving funds and provide critical care to blood cancer patients.

Please CONFIRM or CHANGE your selection by Tuesday, December 1, 2020, by clicking HERE

Why I Ride – Gregg Rich

Gregg has been fundraising and riding with Team in Training and Team Survivor for many years. Although he has spent a lot of time flying airplanes around the world, our rides are always better when Gregg is in town and able to join us! He is a great cyclist and one of the most thoughtful people I know. Thanks Gregg!

I think most everyone has had someone close to them that has been affected by cancer of some sort. For me initially it was my dad that was taken from me by pancreatic cancer. I have done several events to raise funds for cancer research in his name. In 2013, I started to ride with TNT in his memory. During that 2013 season, I was fortunate to meet an incredible man and survivor named Gary Staton. He inspired me to finish Tahoe in 2013 and we became great friends. Thru Gary, I saw the important work LLS does for blood and many other types of cancer. Unfortunately Gary relapsed and was taken from us by multiple myeloma so I continue to ride with his memory and continue his fight. Also I’d be remiss not to mention all the other survivors on Team Survivor who have become like family and inspire me to continue riding for a cure.

Team Survivor 2021 Kits

Here comes the sun!

Press play and listen while reading on. . .

After the year we’ve had in 2020 it’s time for something bright, happy and optimistic! I’m proud to introduce the 2021 Team Survivor kit. This will be the dress code for America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride, all Train 2 Cure events and for Saturday training rides. I’m excited to announce that we have upgraded to the Primal EVO 2.0 shorts and have reduced the pricing for every component as well as the total kit pricing. Yes, a shorts upgrade and lower prices – it’s a Christmas miracle! The kit features our traditional argyle, a sunflower theme and Gary Staton’s name on the collar! Check out the shop site at the link below and order yours today! At this point I’m not sure of the timing to receive the kits. First we have to hit the minimum order for jerseys and then there is usually 6-8 weeks to build the custom kit.

November Rides

November 7th – Upper Bear Creek, Kerr Gulch

Nussecken by Thomas

November 14th – Chatfield Reservoir (Khem’s Birthday Ride)

Happy 28th Anniversary Lady D and Sir Rancelot!

November 21st – Rabbit Mountain (Honoring Schwabbie)

As you probably already know, Lisa Schwab broke her arm a few weeks ago so please keep her in your thoughts and prayers for healing and recovery.

November 28th – Post Thanksgiving Hot Chocolate Ride – Castle Pines

Happy Holidays!

John Reumann

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