Team Seattle 2017

User: 4kforcancer
Dates: 4 Jun 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
Duration: 2 months, 1 week

Follow 4K Team Seattle as the cycle bike from Baltimore, MD to Seattle, WA!

Saturday 12 Aug 2017 10:14

And we've made it! These friendships will last a lifetime, and our memories will keep us going. We've laughed, we've cried, and we've done things people our age will never do. Saying goodbye is never easy, but everything we've been through together has made our bond so tight and we know we will all meet again. We thank our families, and our friends for your support throughout this trip. We couldn't have done it without you.

Posted: Aug. 12, 2017, 5:14 p.m.

Friday 11 Aug 2017 16:12

An incredible day. Just one more sleep until arrival!

Posted: Aug. 11, 2017, 11:12 p.m.

Friday 11 Aug 2017 13:15

Roadside blackberry picking??

Posted: Aug. 11, 2017, 8:15 p.m.

Thursday 10 Aug 2017 18:37

Sometimes the route tells you to go straight up a hiking trail... on our way to Shelton for our last night in a host. Tomorrow we camp in Bainbridge!

Posted: Aug. 11, 2017, 1:37 a.m.

Wednesday 9 Aug 2017 19:48

HUGE shoutout to Andy who cooked us all our own personal pizzas in Moclips. The community brought us dinner and we had a great time sharing our stories with them!

Posted: Aug. 10, 2017, 2:48 a.m.

Wednesday 9 Aug 2017 11:06

PACIFIC OCEAN!!!!! Cannot believe we made t this far. It feels unreal. We all biked in together to ruby beach and dipped our tires and jumped in the water.

Posted: Aug. 9, 2017, 6:06 p.m.

Wednesday 9 Aug 2017 10:03

When it's cold outside, you create a cuddle puddle in the national forest.

Posted: Aug. 9, 2017, 5:03 p.m.

Tuesday 8 Aug 2017 18:59

We got in early and hiked at the Hoh Rainforest!

Posted: Aug. 9, 2017, 1:59 a.m.

Monday 7 Aug 2017 20:42

Rode out onto the jetty and caught the sunset!

Posted: Aug. 8, 2017, 3:42 a.m.

Monday 7 Aug 2017 19:00

A group of the team decided to bike up Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. Over 5000 feet of climbing and our hardest climb of the trip. What an experience!

Posted: Aug. 8, 2017, 2 a.m.

Monday 7 Aug 2017 7:48

So thankful for our hosts at Port Townsend, we had such a great time exploring the town, and eating dinner with our hosts!

Posted: Aug. 7, 2017, 2:48 p.m.

Saturday 5 Aug 2017 10:46

Spent the morning in Anacortes (slept in until 7!) and walked around downtown. We went to breakfast and a bookstore before heading out for the 30 miles to take a ferry to Port Townsend.

Posted: Aug. 5, 2017, 5:46 p.m.

Thursday 3 Aug 2017 17:45

Absolutely stunning views! We can't wait to camp here!

Posted: Aug. 4, 2017, 12:45 a.m.

Thursday 3 Aug 2017 12:53

Made it to the top! So proud of all of Team Seattle for their positive attitudes and determination!

Posted: Aug. 3, 2017, 7:53 p.m.

Thursday 3 Aug 2017 12:24

Making it to the top of the North Cascades! One mile at a time!

Posted: Aug. 3, 2017, 7:24 p.m.

Wednesday 2 Aug 2017 20:52

90 miles later and we are in Twisp! Lots of stops by the river and maybe a close record day for flat tires? Everyone is relaxing before the big climbs in the North Cascades tomorrow! Wish us luck!

Posted: Aug. 3, 2017, 3:52 a.m.

Wednesday 2 Aug 2017 9:45

Horsin around otw to Twisp!! Thankful for such nice people we meet along the way!

Posted: Aug. 2, 2017, 4:45 p.m.

Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 8:25

On our way to Grand Coulie! 92 miles of 96 degree heat!!! It was a long day, but a great downhill into the city, followed by a delicious dinner provided by the church.

Posted: Aug. 1, 2017, 3:25 p.m.

Monday 31 Jul 2017 11:08

Spending our rest day at the Cancer Care Center giving out chemo care bags and spending quality time with the patients! ❤️

Posted: July 31, 2017, 6:08 p.m.

Sunday 30 Jul 2017 9:59

When you gotta get to the host but need your coffee.

Posted: July 30, 2017, 4:59 p.m.

Sunday 30 Jul 2017 8:03

Harry Potter Day! We had a house sorting ceremony the night before to decide which Hogwarts house we belonged in. The power group was definitely Slitherin with Mark biking his last day before he heads back to Law School. :(

Posted: July 30, 2017, 3:03 p.m.

Saturday 29 Jul 2017 18:17

WASHINGTON!?! We made it!

Posted: July 30, 2017, 1:17 a.m.

Saturday 29 Jul 2017 17:22

Today we grouped up to make bands. Here we have the album cover of Canada Joe and the Chadettes. The views are still just as beautiful in Idaho!

Posted: July 30, 2017, 12:22 a.m.

Friday 28 Jul 2017 14:56

Great views heading into Idaho, am I right?

Posted: July 28, 2017, 8:56 p.m.

Friday 28 Jul 2017 12:47

Today Mark and Jaclyn dressed up in monkey and banana suits to raise more money for UCF! We stopped at a water stop in the national forest to enjoy some views of the river.

Posted: July 28, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

Thursday 27 Jul 2017 21:11

Cheering in the final teams for the day!

Posted: July 28, 2017, 3:11 a.m.

Thursday 27 Jul 2017 19:36

Beautiful views heading into Libby, Mt! A long day of riding was filled with swimming, lots of laughs, and good memories!

Posted: July 28, 2017, 1:36 a.m.

Wednesday 26 Jul 2017 17:53

White water rafting in West Glacier!

Posted: July 26, 2017, 11:53 p.m.

Wednesday 26 Jul 2017 9:31


Posted: July 26, 2017, 3:31 p.m.

Wednesday 26 Jul 2017 6:16

Before the climb! Everyone had their climbing buddy and made it up the mountains. It was a great day for our team as we pushed hard and played harder.

Posted: July 26, 2017, 12:16 p.m.

Tuesday 25 Jul 2017 13:49

10 mile hike to Iceberg Lake in Glacier National Park. Everyone had fun getting in... and then quickly getting back out. 40 degree temps couldn't keep Team Seattle off the ice!

Posted: July 25, 2017, 7:49 p.m.

Monday 24 Jul 2017 16:38

The ride into St. Mary's was so scenic. We jumped in a cold creek and climbed almost 5500 feet in elevation. It was a great day and then we set up camp, made a fire, and toasted to a wonderful day!

Posted: July 24, 2017, 10:38 p.m.

Sunday 23 Jul 2017 14:31

Tumbling through the day... in a good way. 61 miles in record time! Thankful for a good tailwind, high spirits, and cooler temps. Also the roads were empty, so we were able to have good conversations. Happy to get in a little early today to rest up before our 95 mile ride to St. Mary, Glacier NP tomorrow!!!

Posted: July 23, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Saturday 22 Jul 2017 13:12

Made it to Great Falls!!!! 108 miles and lots of climbs. A minor injury and lots of water later, we are here! Our host is setting up a movie for us to watch and we are all excited to get some rest!

Posted: July 22, 2017, 7:12 p.m.

Saturday 22 Jul 2017 12:50

Trying so hard not to make it another nap day. 45/107 miles done.

Posted: July 22, 2017, 6:50 p.m.

Friday 21 Jul 2017 16:20

Strong headwinds, lower temps, and a mid-day nap to round out the day to Lewistown, Montana. The last 15 miles were very scenic and the downhills were a lot of fun!

Posted: July 21, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

Thursday 20 Jul 2017 21:53

Finally out of Billings- new equipment for most of the team, a few flat tires and an easy 50 miles.

Posted: July 21, 2017, 3:53 a.m.

Monday 17 Jul 2017 19:53

What a day!!! 117 miles. Lame Deer to Billings. The spirits were high and we finished the day by 9pm. We made time to see the battlefield of Little Bighorn, swam in a river, played on the playground, stopped for ice cream, and arrived at our amazing host for the next few nights.

Posted: July 18, 2017, 1:53 a.m.

Monday 17 Jul 2017 13:49

Enjoying every moment!

Posted: July 17, 2017, 7:49 p.m.

Sunday 16 Jul 2017 20:27

Not going to lie, it was not a good day in the 4K. Hard winds, 100 degree temps, and a rough shoulder... but that's the thing about life, not every day can be tailwinds and bike paths. We made it to Lame Deer safe and sound, we worked hard, and we put safety as our first priority. Proud of the team for being as understandable as you can on days like this. We are 4K and we are family.

Posted: July 17, 2017, 2:27 a.m.

Saturday 15 Jul 2017 18:05

Dog pile into Broadus, MT!!!!! We crushed 100 miles, FLEW threw the last 20, and had amazing hosts to cook us both dinner and breakfast. We didn't "get lost" in Montana, but there's still time for that!

Posted: July 16, 2017, 12:05 a.m.

Saturday 15 Jul 2017 11:17

But also Montana. Montana will be home for the next 12 days! May the tailwind be strong and the shoulders, wide.

Posted: July 15, 2017, 5:17 p.m.

Saturday 15 Jul 2017 8:39

just passing through!

Posted: July 15, 2017, 2:39 p.m.

Friday 14 Jul 2017 20:23

Made it to the geological center of the Nation!

Posted: July 15, 2017, 2:23 a.m.

Friday 14 Jul 2017 10:33

This water stop in Black Hills had quite the view. A quick dip in the pond before we tackled a few 10% grade downhills!

Posted: July 14, 2017, 4:33 p.m.

Thursday 13 Jul 2017 10:49

Devils Tower, WY We climbed, we hiked, we conquered. Followed this adventure up with a trip to Chris' families Ranch. We swam, we kayaked, we shot some guns. Overall an amazing rest day in Rapid City and Wyoming.

Posted: July 13, 2017, 4:49 p.m.

Wednesday 12 Jul 2017 20:29

Made it to Mount Rushmore!!! We danced in a thunderstorm and met team Portland at the top. The sunset was unreal!

Posted: July 13, 2017, 2:29 a.m.

Wednesday 12 Jul 2017 8:09

Circle View Guest Ranch was amazing! We loved playing with the farm animals and eating amazing food!

Posted: July 12, 2017, 2:09 p.m.

Tuesday 11 Jul 2017 14:40

Made it to the Badlands! How cool is it that we rode right through the park!?! 100 degree weather, but still a 💯 day! Circle View Guest Ranch is so nice and fed us an amazing dinner! They have donkeys, chickens, a peacock, and a cow just roaming around. The views aren't bad either.

Posted: July 11, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

Tuesday 11 Jul 2017 14:28

We 💙 UCF

Posted: July 11, 2017, 8:28 p.m.

Monday 10 Jul 2017 12:22

Midland. Small town, with a big heart! They fed us well!

Posted: July 10, 2017, 6:22 p.m.

Monday 10 Jul 2017 8:25

Pure happiness is jammin at the water stop after a PERFECT 22 mile start of the day. We also gained an hour which is nice!!!

Posted: July 10, 2017, 2:25 p.m.

Sunday 9 Jul 2017 13:44

15 miles till Pierre!

Posted: July 9, 2017, 6:44 p.m.

Saturday 8 Jul 2017 13:23

Chamberlain! We biked hard and got to the host early so we spent the afternoon at the Missouri River and relaxed a bit.

Posted: July 8, 2017, 6:23 p.m.

Saturday 8 Jul 2017 7:26

We are so thankful for those who help us along the way! Thank you to our hosts and the Mohama family for feeding us!

Posted: July 8, 2017, 12:26 p.m.

Friday 7 Jul 2017 19:24

The corn palace lived up to every expectation we had. Lots of corn was eaten and lots of laughs were had.

Posted: July 8, 2017, 12:24 a.m.

Thursday 6 Jul 2017 21:30

This heat got us feeling some type of way...

Posted: July 7, 2017, 2:30 a.m.

Thursday 6 Jul 2017 17:54

Almost to Sioux Falls, SD! Can't be more proud of this team. It's hot. It's 100 miles. There's wind, but they're crushing it. Make sure you give a shoutout to your riders today, they definitely deserve it!

Posted: July 6, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

Wednesday 5 Jul 2017 20:59

Will blowing out his candles! #22

Posted: July 6, 2017, 1:59 a.m.

Wednesday 5 Jul 2017 12:12

The rain has passed and it turned out to be a beautiful (& windy) day!

Posted: July 5, 2017, 5:12 p.m.

Tuesday 4 Jul 2017 17:58

Lake Lillian for the fourth!

Posted: July 4, 2017, 10:58 p.m.

Tuesday 4 Jul 2017 13:34

Guess what we're eating. 56/90 miles! Lake Lillian here we come. #USA

Posted: July 4, 2017, 6:34 p.m.

Monday 3 Jul 2017 17:54

Spent Jessie's birthday at White Bear Lake in Minneapolis! We went tubing, paddle boarding, and out on the jet ski! It was a great day of fun before the fourth and we will never forget it!

Posted: July 3, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

Monday 3 Jul 2017 13:06

At the Hope Lodge in Minneapolis presenting a scholarship to Abby Dwyer and playing bingo! Beautiful day, beautiful life!

Posted: July 3, 2017, 6:06 p.m.

Sunday 2 Jul 2017 21:20

In Minneapolis and we're staying with a community of hosts on the same street. They have been so gracious and cooked us some delicious food. None of this is possible without them and we are forever grateful!

Posted: July 3, 2017, 2:20 a.m.

Saturday 1 Jul 2017 15:09

Posted: July 1, 2017, 8:09 p.m.

Saturday 1 Jul 2017 11:28

Another state down! Hello Minnesota. We got a Olive Garden donated for dinner so you know it's a good night!

Posted: July 1, 2017, 4:28 p.m.

Friday 30 Jun 2017 20:11

So thankful for the hosts in La Crosse for having us over for a dip in their pool, sand volleyball, and lots of good food.

Posted: July 1, 2017, 1:11 a.m.

Friday 30 Jun 2017 8:38

One mile long pitch black tunnel today... (it's okay, we all charged our lights last night)

Posted: June 30, 2017, 1:38 p.m.

Thursday 29 Jun 2017 16:11

Theme Thursday: skype interview day! Business on top, chamois on the bottom.

Posted: June 29, 2017, 9:11 p.m.

Wednesday 28 Jun 2017 13:30

Gilda's Club in Madison!! So great meeting the community!

Posted: June 28, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday 27 Jun 2017 14:50

Puppies at water stops? That's our favorite.

Posted: June 27, 2017, 7:50 p.m.

Monday 26 Jun 2017 15:21

The wind today was brutal!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: June 26, 2017, 8:21 p.m.

Sunday 25 Jun 2017 12:12

Cedarburg Strawberry Festival was a huge success. Lots of good food was eaten today!

Posted: June 25, 2017, 5:12 p.m.

Sunday 25 Jun 2017 9:13

At Jessie's coffee shop!

Posted: June 25, 2017, 2:13 p.m.

Saturday 24 Jun 2017 20:59

In Milwaukee and it looks like we got a little bit of goodies from our parents and friends!!!

Posted: June 25, 2017, 1:59 a.m.

Friday 23 Jun 2017 12:20

Worked with Imerman Angels today in Chicago passing out Lemonheads and spreading awareness for their organization. We then drove to Wisconsin to give a scholarship at a beautiful park. Service days really help us remember why we do what we do. Everyone is touched by cancer in some way and we get to be a light to those who need it.

Posted: June 23, 2017, 5:20 p.m.

Thursday 22 Jun 2017 21:38

At the UP Comedy Club at Second City in Chicago!!! (Where most of the SNL cast got their starts!) We need a good laugh!

Posted: June 23, 2017, 2:38 a.m.

Thursday 22 Jun 2017 15:28

MADE IT TO CHI-TOWN! 1,000 miles in and we're so excited. We biked on a really nice trail into the city and made it before the rain!

Posted: June 22, 2017, 8:28 p.m.

Wednesday 21 Jun 2017 16:18

Another afternoon at Lake Mich!?! We will take it! 70 miles down and enjoying Michigan City!

Posted: June 21, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

Wednesday 21 Jun 2017 9:57


Posted: June 21, 2017, 1:57 p.m.

Tuesday 20 Jun 2017 15:58

made it to lake mich and it is beautiful 😍

Posted: June 20, 2017, 7:58 p.m.

Tuesday 20 Jun 2017 12:33

Lake Michigan at the water stop! Some people jumped in.... others decided to keep their chamois dry for the last 15 miles. Overall beautiful day of biking!

Posted: June 20, 2017, 4:33 p.m.

Monday 19 Jun 2017 21:59

Of course we also had to go get ice cream as well.

Posted: June 20, 2017, 1:59 a.m.

Monday 19 Jun 2017 17:59

Made it to Grand Rapids! First stop: coffee.

Posted: June 19, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Sunday 18 Jun 2017 14:50

Today we dedicate our rides to the dads! Happy Father's Day and hello Lansing!

Posted: June 18, 2017, 6:50 p.m.

Sunday 18 Jun 2017 9:31

Making the best of this rainy day.

Posted: June 18, 2017, 1:31 p.m.

Saturday 17 Jun 2017 7:47

Makin it to Ann Arbor one bumpy road at a time. Walking around downtown, and going to the beer garden and/or ice cream shop!

Posted: June 17, 2017, 11:47 a.m.

Friday 16 Jun 2017 22:26

Isaac showing us his Alma Mater at Bowling Green this afternoon!!

Posted: June 17, 2017, 2:26 a.m.

Friday 16 Jun 2017 14:40

Posted: June 16, 2017, 6:40 p.m.

Friday 16 Jun 2017 14:37

Life is a journey, enjoy the ride! Made it to Perrysburg with a few scrapes and bruises (everyone is okay!!)

Posted: June 16, 2017, 6:37 p.m.

Thursday 15 Jun 2017 12:41

Swinging through these miles!

Posted: June 15, 2017, 4:41 p.m.

Wednesday 14 Jun 2017 19:21

At the Pelatonia event for the Navigators! Thankful for the food and hospitality!

Posted: June 14, 2017, 11:21 p.m.

Wednesday 14 Jun 2017 9:38

At the James Cancer Center in Columbus, OH with Team Portland hosting a BMT Drive!

Posted: June 14, 2017, 1:38 p.m.

Tuesday 13 Jun 2017 9:39

Mansfield. A long day of riding, many ups and downs but we made it with smiles on our faces!

Posted: June 13, 2017, 1:39 p.m.

Monday 12 Jun 2017 8:14

✌🏼Out Cleveland

Posted: June 12, 2017, 12:14 p.m.

Sunday 11 Jun 2017 20:57

views at Lake Erie

Posted: June 12, 2017, 12:57 a.m.

Sunday 11 Jun 2017 11:55

We are FLYING through today's miles. We will be in Cleveland before we know it!

Posted: June 11, 2017, 3:55 p.m.

Saturday 10 Jun 2017 21:58


Posted: June 11, 2017, 1:58 a.m.

Saturday 10 Jun 2017 10:47

Water stop #1 before we climb our big hill for the day!

Posted: June 10, 2017, 2:47 p.m.

Friday 9 Jun 2017 12:41

Wrong turn got us like...

Posted: June 9, 2017, 4:41 p.m.

Friday 9 Jun 2017 9:11

After a couple missed turns, a baby bear sighting, and some teamwork, we Made it to Oil City! Gracious hosts with delicious food!!

Posted: June 9, 2017, 1:11 p.m.

Thursday 8 Jun 2017 20:11

When you think you are done but the host is up that big hill. MADE IT TO ST. MARY PENN!!!!!!!!! DAY 5 DONE. Time to eat!

Posted: June 9, 2017, 12:11 a.m.

Thursday 8 Jun 2017 13:02

About half way to the next host!

Posted: June 8, 2017, 5:02 p.m.

Wednesday 7 Jun 2017 23:01

Rest Day in State College! We got lots of good donations for food and had some quality time exploring the town (and eating ice cream).

Posted: June 8, 2017, 3:01 a.m.

Tuesday 6 Jun 2017 21:27

After a long day of biking, and sudden rain storms we made it to State College and are ready for our off day tomorrow.

Posted: June 7, 2017, 1:27 a.m.

Tuesday 6 Jun 2017 8:33

Water ready to go at the top of a bit climb! 10% grade got nothing on us.

Posted: June 6, 2017, 12:33 p.m.

Monday 5 Jun 2017 12:24

Conquering mountains!

Posted: June 5, 2017, 4:24 p.m.

Monday 5 Jun 2017 7:09

Morning dedication circle in York!

Posted: June 5, 2017, 11:09 a.m.

Sunday 4 Jun 2017 7:30

Leaving Baltimore, en route to Seattle!

Posted: June 4, 2017, 11:30 a.m.

Team Seattle 2017

User: 4kforcancer
Dates: 4 Jun 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
Duration: 2 months, 1 week

Follow 4K Team Seattle as the cycle bike from Baltimore, MD to Seattle, WA!

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Heather, We are so proud of you and the entire team. What an awesome way to see the country, meet great people and do so much for Cancer charities. Keep pedalling!!

Yay Olive Garden. Yay breadsticks. Enjoy😁

Ice cream is a great boost anytime. Isaac, your mom would make a milk shake nearly every morning while in high school. She put fruit milk and ice cream in the blender for a nutritious breakfast.


It was so nice getting to chat with you in Warren, OH today!!! You all are FANTASTIC and I wish you the very best!!! Good luck and God speed, my Friends!!! - Staci Hamby &a Rich May

Too bad wrong turn didn't lead you to the beers! Waaayyy better than bears. Proud of you Heather! Proud of you all!

Way to go Team Seattle! We will be tracking you guys this summer. We look forward to seeing your adventure unfold!! ❤️ The Subbert's

Sorry about your knee. Glad you have a day off! ❤️you

So proud of you!!!! Enjoy the ride! Love you sooo much Heather!!!

Hope all is well so far Heather Hardman! Love you and will be following you all the way! Go Team Seattle!