We've previously mentioned BORP (the Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program) several times in these pages. This is the sports and recreation program for people with disabilities. It was through their cycling program that we first figured out that I could get back on a bike and what kind I should be looking for.
At the time we discovered them, we later learned, their cycling program lay in ruins. Thieves had broken into the storage building and hauled away every single bike, trike, handcycle and tandem as well as every tool, spare part and tire tube. The entire cycling program was eradicated in one night.
While we were impressed when we first saw their set up, apparently this was nothing compared to the array of gear they used to have (especially, all the kid sized cycles). Lisa (who maintains a wait-and-see attitude toward the afterlife) has no doubts that there is a very special circle of Hell reserved for the heartless jerks who steal bicycles from disabled children.
BORP holds a huge cycling event every year as a fundraiser and Lisa and I have signed up to ride 25 miles as a way to show our support and say thank you. This is a big challenge. The farthest I've been able to ride so far is about 12 miles, but I'm confident I'll get there.
So, today, we're announcing "Team How's Robb" –– (OK, so far it's just Lisa and me but we had to give it a name.) and we're asking for your help. Please follow this link to our Revolution 07 page where you can find out more about how you can help us support this great organization and the important work they do.
You can also join Team HowsRobb and ride with us through Sonoma wine country on October 6th. Sound enticing? (I didn't even mention the music festival, wine tasting and complimentary massage.) Even if you can't ride with us, any show of support would mean a lot to us. Thanks.