Cycle for Heart and Team Garmin ride for real causes


On_the_road_to_kelso_wa_2 Map_2008Chris founded a nonprofit venture called Cycle for Heart to raise awareness for the American Heart Association. This will be his second cross-country journey. Notice from the map that his route pretty much sidesteps the state of Kansas. Could it be due to his experience in May 2007 as he was biking through? As fate would have it, Chris was in the town of Greensburg, Kansas, hours before an F5 tornado decimated the town. By the time the twister was leveling the community, Chris was nearly 100 miles away, weathering a stormy night in the flimsy shelter of his tent. Just one of the adventures encountered on an unassisted cycling journey.

Imagefly_3 Neighboorhood_house_salt_lake_city Garfield_elementaryolympia_wa_2 During his 78-day, 4112-mile trek across the U.S., Chris stops at schools to talk to kids about healthy hearts, physical fitness and nutrition. He chose the Garmin GPSMAP 76CSx because he needed full mapping, altimeter and the ability to look up and navigate to addresses, restaurants and other destinations. He said the students are particularly interested in the GPS technology and ask lots of questions during his presentations. Chris has captured some amazing photos and is journaling every day of his adventure. Follow his monthly blog posts on Road Bike Action.

Even pro cyclists take time from their busy racing and training schedules to bike for a good cause. Today, Team Garmin cyclists Timmy Duggan and Danny Pate are finishing up a 600-mile, 7-day tour in San Diego to raise money and awareness for the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Here’s wishing them all safety and fair weather ahead.

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