Team San Francisco 2017

User: 4kforcancer
Dates: 4 Jun 2017 - 11 Jul 2017
Duration: 1Β month, 1Β week

Follow 4K for Cancer Team San Fran as they cycle from Baltimore, MD to San Francisco, CA!

Tuesday 11 Jul 2017 17:51

DAY #38

Today the team took on Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous paved road in the U.S.

After an 88 mile day the team reflected on how far we've come and what an amazing day it was.

One word: breathetaking πŸ˜πŸŒ„

Posted: July 11, 2017, 11:51 p.m.

Monday 10 Jul 2017 11:32

DAY #37

Boulder ----> Estes Park

What a beautiful ride. The climb was breathe taking (literally) and the descent was amazing.

Every mile matter, ❀️

Posted: July 10, 2017, 5:32 p.m.

Sunday 9 Jul 2017 11:30

REST DAY!

Some of us went hiking, exploring, and gluten-free everything!

Some of us also went to a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater, what an experience! πŸ˜πŸŒ„β€οΈ

Posted: July 9, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday 8 Jul 2017 7:31

DAY #35

Did someone say...BOULDER???

Our first views of the Rockies πŸŒ„ We also had an alum (Robert) bike with us and we rode in memory of Jeremy ❀️

Our 90 mile day went smoothly and we ended the day with a mashed potato bar at our host, yum!

Tomorrow is a rest day yippieeee!!!

Posted: July 8, 2017, 1:31 p.m.

Friday 7 Jul 2017 11:18

DAY #34

We biked to Fort Morgan today!!

Posted: July 7, 2017, 5:18 p.m.

Thursday 6 Jul 2017 11:00

DAY #33

NE ----> CO

A new state!!!! 😍😍

We are so happy to be in Colorado and what this state has to offer! We had wonderful homestays and a great ride!

We also met up with journey of hope, very nice to meet them on the road!

Posted: July 6, 2017, 5 p.m.

Wednesday 5 Jul 2017 11:00

DAY #32

Traveled to Benkelman, NE!

We also had an awesome lunch stop at a reservoir and everyone had a great time!

Posted: July 5, 2017, 5 p.m.

Tuesday 4 Jul 2017 14:14

REST DAY #5

Happy 4th of July πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ we had a great time here, even were in a parade! #4KOK

Posted: July 4, 2017, 7:14 p.m.

Monday 3 Jul 2017 8:00

DAY 30!!

Franklin ----> Arapahoe πŸŒ½β€οΈπŸ˜πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

As a team we biked about 65 miles into the town if Arapahoe! We have heard many great things about this place and boy did we get a warm welcome!!!

The team had homestays set up but we all ate dinner together provided by the church. Wonderful conversations and connections were made.

At night we were treated to another fireworks show and have an itinerary of all the activities available to do in town tomorrow! 😊❀️

Posted: July 3, 2017, 1 p.m.

Sunday 2 Jul 2017 20:15

DAY 29!!

Fairbury, NE -----> Franklin, NE Our 2nd ⭐️CENTURY⭐️ as a team!

Only had about 6 turns on the route today but we kept up the energy and all completed 100+ miles by 6pm!

Our hosts at the First United Methodist Church in Franklin were so great and we had a pot luck dinner with members of the church!

We are getting excited for the Fourth of July! πŸ’™β€οΈ

Posted: July 3, 2017, 1:15 a.m.

Saturday 1 Jul 2017 11:11

DAY 28!!

The team biked 69 miles and there was less than 10 turns the whole way!

Our hosts were so kind and we had both a homemade dinner and breakfast!

We also had a mail drop and the team was over the moon with excitement for all the packages!

We also entered a new state: NEBRASKA 😊😊

Posted: July 1, 2017, 4:11 p.m.

Friday 30 Jun 2017 20:00

DAY 27!

As a team we biked 55 miles, easy peasy! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜†

We got to our host and they offered to wash all our laundry for us and provided an amazing dinner, complete with Mississippi Mud Pie! Yum!

Our night was completed with a fireworks display put on by some local kids! We even got to play wth sparklers and some fireworks ourselves! It was a great time β€οΈβ­οΈπŸ’™

Posted: July 1, 2017, 1 a.m.

Thursday 29 Jun 2017 20:35

DAY 26!!

We had a bit of rain (insane thunderstorms β˜”οΈ) stop us in our trails. We hung out in Lawerence a little while longer and had brunch at The Roost. We met an amazing woman named Sue Young who donated to us and had a wonderful story about her husband to share. He was an avid biker and ALS took that away from him and so she is very happy to support bikers! Thanks, Sue ❀️

We biked to the new town and were greeted by EMMALINE! She had surgery on her arm and came back to the team and surprised us all! We were so happy!

Later that night our teammate Dan also joined us after getting a minor finger surgery.

The family is all together again and we couldn't be happier!! πŸ’–πŸ’–

Posted: June 30, 2017, 1:35 a.m.

Wednesday 28 Jun 2017 20:10

DAY 25!

Biked through a new state: KANSAS! ⭐️🌟⭐️

We rode a cool 60 miler today and arrived in the very awesome town of Lawrence. We had a great day as a team and are excited to be in a new state.

Posted: June 29, 2017, 1:10 a.m.

Tuesday 27 Jun 2017 0:02

DAY 24!

Rest day in Kansas City and what an amazing day😍❀️

After running some morning errands like the post office and laundry! We went to the HCA Research Medical Center and hung out with incredible Sami! She is the Cancer Wellness director. We put together some art therapy, motivational cards and, goodie bags. We visited the infusion center and met amazing patients fighting cancer. The nurses were also so amazing! ❀️

Our day didn't end there, then we got to hang out with Sami at The Hill Crossfit Gym, where BUILD is a program Sami runs for cancer patients and survivors to be active. Taking a class kicked our butts! What a great time, thanks so much we will never forget it!!

Posted: June 27, 2017, 5:02 a.m.

Monday 26 Jun 2017 20:53

DAY 23!

Hello Kansas City 😍

Just as yesterday's dedication circle was powerful, so was today's. ❀️ this time in the morning really allows our team to center our focus on the fight against cancer and all the individuals it affects.

It was also our team mates Nate F.'s birthday! What a fun time, our host even sent him an edible arrangement with balloons! We hope you had a great birthdayβ€οΈπŸŽ‰

Tomorrow is a rest day, can't wait! 😊

Posted: June 27, 2017, 1:53 a.m.

Sunday 25 Jun 2017 20:43

DAY 22!!

Today we biked half way to Kansas City ----> Concordia, MO!

We stayed in the local community center and also in honor of Pride Month we did a "Pride Ride" β€οΈπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ vey fun!

We started off our morning with a very touching dedication circle. Our team mate Andrew's friends came to tell their story. One word: powerful. They lost their daughter Britty earlier this year from complications of Cerebral Palsy. Hearing about her struggle pushed us through the day, thank you so much for sharing. ❀️

Posted: June 26, 2017, 1:43 a.m.

Saturday 24 Jun 2017 20:36

DAY 21!

Making moves to bike into Booneville, MO!

Great riding day and everything went so smoothly. We had a great stay at the YMCA and there just happened to be a carnival, our team had such a great time together here!

While out finding food donations the Savage family graciously donated a dinner to some of our team mates, we really do rely on selfless acts of kindness! We are so appreciate of everyone's open arms ❀️

Posted: June 25, 2017, 1:36 a.m.

Friday 23 Jun 2017 20:30

DAY 20!

Yay we made it to day 20, 50 more days to make it count!

Today we traveled to Montgomery City, MO! What a day!

When we arrived to REACH Church we had homestays set up from our leg leader Izzy and W O W 😍 Our whole team was spoiled with beds, home cooked meals, and kindness!

It was also a mail drop day, how lucky are we??? We all miss our friends and family and mail drop days always make us feel so loved and remind us to keep pushing!

Thanks again to EVERYONE at REACH church! ❀️❀️❀️

Posted: June 24, 2017, 1:30 a.m.

Thursday 22 Jun 2017 20:29

DAY 19!

Rest day, which means service and wow did we have a productive day! 🌞

First we gave out our first scholarship to Erin, we met her family and presented a big check! We had an amazing time hearing her and her family's story. This is what drives and inspires us. Congrats again, Erin!

Then it was time to go over to the local Hope Lodge which is a part of the American Cancer Society. It is a completely free service for people to stay in their rooms. The staff, patients, and family were so great. When we volunteer we always meet these people and get to know their stories, another reason to fight. We were honored to make lasagna for the people staying there.

We got to stay in the dorms last night and also tonight, we were so happy to have beds two nights in a row.

What a great day 😍❀️

Posted: June 23, 2017, 1:29 a.m.

Wednesday 21 Jun 2017 23:19

DAY 18!

Yayyyy we made it to St.Louis! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜Š

After a long and πŸ”₯hotπŸ”₯ day of biking our team was on πŸ’―fireπŸ’―and made it to our stay at Wash University! We all enjoyed being on a college campus again and the campus is beautiful. We also all got our own dorm rooms and BEDS!

Rest day and service tomorrow we are so excited! 😊

Posted: June 22, 2017, 4:19 a.m.

Tuesday 20 Jun 2017 20:15

DAY 17!

Our team moved fast to get to Farmington, MO!

The weather was really nice and our stay with the host was very nice! πŸ‘πŸ»

Posted: June 21, 2017, 1:15 a.m.

Monday 19 Jun 2017 8:26

DAY 16!!

Biked to Cape Giradeau, MO today! Crossed a few state lines from TN, passed through KY, and ended in MO! Our 4th state 🎊 how exciting, this experience is just flying by!

Today a dog followed the team about 10 miles and even jumped in after the ferry we got on! It was a one in a million experience and thankful the people at the Riverboat Ferry kept him when we got off! We ❀️ you Ottoman Sneed (best biker dog ever)!

ALSO it was the first day our team completed a century as a team! Everyone who started off biking in the morning completed 100 or more miles! So exciting, we were even featured in their local paper!

Posted: June 19, 2017, 1:26 p.m.

Sunday 18 Jun 2017 20:00

DAY 15!

Made our way to Union City, our last day in TN!

We got to ride another ferry which we always get excited about! Sadly, there were thunder storms that rained on our parade! Literally β›ˆπŸŒ© We got to our amazing host and had a great dinner. We had inspiring conversations over lots of yummy food and they were so excited to meet us! We are so grateful for our stay with them. ❀️

Tomorrow is a new day and a new state!

Posted: June 19, 2017, 1 a.m.

Saturday 17 Jun 2017 20:19

DAY 14!

Today we traveled to Erin, TN! It was a beautiful day but, hot! Had a great stay with our host.

We made a team dinner of spaghetti, yum! Our team are some great cooks! 😍

Posted: June 18, 2017, 1:19 a.m.

Friday 16 Jun 2017 10:34

DAY 13!

Today we traveled to Brentwood, TN!

It was a long journey but, we got so lucky Sydney and Justin (and their moms!!) to meet up with us and provide lunch! We ❀️ our alum! It was a great time.

Posted: June 16, 2017, 3:34 p.m.

Thursday 15 Jun 2017 10:19

DAY 12! The team traveled to Monterey,TN and the team completed a miraculous 90+ miler. This felt wonderful to accomplish as a team and we got to the host and were greeted with lots of pizza! Yum πŸ•

Posted: June 15, 2017, 3:19 p.m.

Wednesday 14 Jun 2017 18:54

DAY 11!

Rest Day! 😊😊

This was a great day to get some BBQ in Knoxville, do laundry, and then volunteer at an amazing cancer community center where we played BINGO! Was a great facility and we were happy to share the evening with them.

Our host for not one but, TWO days was fantastic!

Posted: June 14, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

Tuesday 13 Jun 2017 20:00

DAY 10!

Today we rode to Knoxville, TN! Our team mate Joey presented Jamie Roberts jersey and wore it on our ride in honor of her, it was very special! We even had hot dogs for lunch, yum. After about a 68 mile ride we landed at our wonderful host St.James Episcopal Church. The team also went bowling and had a blast! 🎳❀️

Posted: June 14, 2017, midnight

Monday 12 Jun 2017 17:04

DAY 9!!

We started our climb through the Smokey Mountains and W O W 😱😍 what an amazing view! We biked almost 90 miles and we're excited to arrive at our eager host Jubilee Project! They were so kind to us and we are thankful for the meals they cooked and provided for our team.

Posted: June 12, 2017, 9:04 p.m.

Sunday 11 Jun 2017 20:44

DAY 8!!

We have completed our 1st week of this wonderful experience, we cannot believe it! Lots of memories were made this day and it was a hot one! We were so excited to reach the border of Tennessee! We saw a beautiful sunset and ate a team dinner at Applebee's! We really are one big family ❀️

Posted: June 12, 2017, 12:44 a.m.

Saturday 10 Jun 2017 21:34

DAY 7!

What a fun day biking from Salem to Wytheville, VA! 😊 Team San Fran biked about 80 miles and got to end the day with a pool and pizza party! We had a blast! Who doesn't love pizza after a long day???? πŸ•πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš΄πŸ»

Posted: June 11, 2017, 1:34 a.m.

Friday 9 Jun 2017 15:39

DAY 6

Today the team took some time to regroup and rest while supporting each other through team bonding. We had an amazing time at Living Water Church. Lots of grilled food and good company followed, we meet Hawk (like the bird)! He told us some great stories by the campfire and reminded us why we keep fighting. Tomorrow is a new day! ❀️

Posted: June 9, 2017, 7:39 p.m.

Thursday 8 Jun 2017 17:00

DAY 5!

Our team biked from Charlottesville to Lynchburg VA! We had some unexpected hard times today and this reminded us to come together as a team. ❀️

Thanks to Heritage United Methodist Church, especially Alanna! You guys were great to us in our teams time if need.

Posted: June 8, 2017, 9 p.m.

Wednesday 7 Jun 2017 13:06

DAY 4!

Our teams 1st service day! We were able to volunteer at the cancer center at UVA and had a wonderful experience painting a mural with patients, handing out chemo care bags, and having great conversations. 😊❀️ Our hosts at First Baptist Church of Charlottesville were so kind and we are thankful for letting us stay with them for two whole days!

Miles: 0 Bringing Smiles to Charlottesville: priceless ❀️

Posted: June 7, 2017, 5:06 p.m.

Tuesday 6 Jun 2017 20:53

DAY 3

It was a success for team San Francisco! As a team we made it to Charlottesville and biked 72 miles! It was a lot of climbing but we came together and supported one another to make it up the hills. We arrived to our wonderful host and ate lots of lasagna! Yum!

Posted: June 7, 2017, 12:53 a.m.

Monday 5 Jun 2017 20:00

DAY 2!

Team SF made it to Warrenton, VA! We crossed our first state line (MD --> VA) via ferry across the Potomac river. The team stayed in high spirits, even through the rain, making it through northern virginia, until finally making it to Warrenton where we were greeted by our amazing hosts at Warrenton Presbyterian Church! We were able to share stories and hear from the members of the Warrenton community about their experience hosting 4K for the past 5 years, and share a bit about why we ride. Successful day two, and we look forward to heading Charlottesville in the morning!

Posted: June 6, 2017, midnight

Sunday 4 Jun 2017 20:00

Day One!

Team San Francisco successfully made it to their first host in Frederick, MD. The team traveled about 52 miles in the warm sun, lead by 4K alumni. The Wheatley Family (4K alum family) provided the team with an amazing dinner, offered us their home to stay the night and sent us off to Warrenton, VA for day 2 with breakfast, snacks and best wishes! Thank you Wheatley family!!

Posted: June 5, 2017, midnight

Sunday 4 Jun 2017 7:37

And they're off!

Team San Francisco 2016 has launched from the inner harbor in Baltimore en route to their first host in Frederick, MD πŸ‘

Posted: June 4, 2017, 11:37 a.m.

Team San Francisco 2017

User: 4kforcancer
Dates: 4 Jun 2017 - 11 Jul 2017
Duration: 1Β month, 1Β week

Follow 4K for Cancer Team San Fran as they cycle from Baltimore, MD to San Francisco, CA!

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Good job guys, keep going!!