Gilda's Club Lowell LaughFest Grand Rapids Cancer Support Communities

12Donors
$423Raised
$2,000Target
Gilda's TeamDonald Phelan

 

Last fall, as I faced the prospect of turning 66, I thought "What should I put on my bucket list for 2018?" Riding 66 miles on a bicycle on the iconic US Route 66 seemed like a good idea. So I started training. Then I saw my friend -- Jeff Jacobi --  ride a penny farthing 36 miles in the Barry-Roubaix and raise $11,000 for Gilda's Club. Inspired by Jeff's generosity, I am dedicating my Route 66 ride to Gilda's Club and creating a fundraiser. Whether the ride raises $66 dollars or $6,000, it will be for a great cause! 

In the months of training for the ride, I was given a rusted-out, beat-up Italian Bottecchia racing bike, circa 1968. With Jeff's help, we restored the bike. It seemed appropriate since the Bottecchia won the Italian version of the Tour de France in ... you guessed it ... 1966.

We hope to be live-streaming on Facebook portions of the ride on June 6.  Please support Gilda's Club by making a donation! Thank you!

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Fundraiser Updates (most recent at top - see all)
  • Donald Phelan 2 years ago
    Proud to be wearing the Gilda's Team colors for my 66-mile Route 66 ride on Wednesday. 
Donor Comments (most recent at top - see all)
  • Kimberly Anderson donated via Donald Phelan's page 2 years ago$25.00
    You got this Don! Thank you for caring about others ;) - Kim
  • Tanner and Kelly donated via Donald Phelan's page 2 years ago$25.00
    Enjoy the ride, Don!!
  • Jen donated via Donald Phelan's page 2 years ago$25.00
    Proud of you! Good luck :)
  • Joni McArthur donated via Donald Phelan's page 2 years ago$25.00
    Rooting for you Don! July 6th on Route 66 for a 66 year old! Whoop! ????
  • Kathy donated via Donald Phelan's page 2 years ago$25.00
    Happy Birthday! Just keep singing "I'm too sexy for my shirt" as you peddle. Lol
  • Vicky McDonald donated via Donald Phelan's page 2 years ago$66.00
    Bill and I wish you an awesome trip!
  • Don Phelan donated via Donald Phelan's page 2 years ago$66.00
    Whether you donate a dollar or $66 (or more) every little bit is deeply appreciated, for a great cause, and will spur me on to finish. In advance, thank you!
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