Claire’s Ride for A Reason 2007 Cycling Event was an AWESOME EVENT. The bike tour, a 207 mile ride, from High Point State Park to Cape May, was completed in just under 12 hours (riding time).
In all, 7 Cyclists participated in the event which left from High Point State Park at about 6 a.m. and arrived at the Lighthouse in Cape May, NJ at about 9:30 p.m. Don Tomaszewski, Gene Buonomo and Bladdymir Coronel made it portal to portal (the entire 207 miles). In all, the riders accumulated over 1075 miles between 7 of them.
There was a bit of a chill (51 degrees) at the start but not cold enough to diminish the spirit of our cyclists. The chill soon gave way to a beautiful sunny day for a 200 mile ride. The day was just PERFECT! We couldn't have asked for better conditions. It was as if our Angel Claire was looking out for us (and she was).
Outside of a minor cycling collision (unsure if things got a little competitive between our lead cyclists), an 8 mile detour as the result of a missed turn, 5 flat tires and the sun going down leaving us in complete darkness, the event was an awesome experience with all cyclists posting personal bests for total mileage. The three cyclists who rode the entire distance averaged 17.4 mph while the others were not far behind at about 15.6 mph. That is an awesome pace for the number of miles put in. To all our riders....Congratulations for a job well done!!!!!
The success of the day would not have been possible without the support of our "SAG" Wagons and staff. To continually ride around checking on all our cyclists, making sure they were hydrated and fueled and most importantly keeping us on route. A SPECIAL THANK YOU goes out to: Maryann Tomaszewski
Thank you to Tracey Buonomo and Steven Tomaszewski for being at the Cape May Lighthouse to welcome all the riders as they completed the High Point to Cape May in a Day Ride to Raise Awareness to SUDC in the name of Claire Tomaszewski. Another Special Thank You goes out to all our sponsors who unselfishly supported our cause in a variety of ways. Please visit our Sponsor Page to see who they are and don't forget to patronize those establishments.
Please don't forget that although this year's cycling event is completed we ask that all our website visitors and friends continue to RAISE AWARENESS to SUDC in the name of Claire Elizabeth Tomaszewski and if possible, forward any donations to
Claires Ride for A Reason/CJF
and mail to
Claire's Ride for A Reason
c/o 27 Pequot Road
Ringwood, NJ 07456
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