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We had a number of state teams and a number of individuals riding virtual bike tours in the USA.  Select on of the following states: California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington State

California

Cindy De Santis was the coordinator for Northern California. The Northern California contingency consisted of 17 VBT cyclists:

 

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Cindy Breidenthal

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Dan Buckler

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Cindy De Santis

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David De Santis

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Evan De Santis

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John De Santis

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Charlene Karigan

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Anne Martin, R.N.

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Dr. Sharon Paley

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Andrew Pillari

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Emily Anne Pillari

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Rosanna Pillari, R.N.

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Joe Thiennes

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Phil Van Etten

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Jessica Wagner

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Christopher Wee

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Gregory Wee

 

Different members of this group biked on different days and they took a number of different routes.  All in all, they biked 644 miles for sarcoma awareness (click here for details).

 

The other Californian VBT cyclists were:

 

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Eva Mae Connell of Encinitas, who biked 31.5 miles, over several days in Encinitas and La Costa

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Rita Trist, who biked 5 miles in La Costa 

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Mike Flynn from Stanford,  who went on a cycling/hiking expedition in Ireland, where he biked 10 miles (click here for details) with his wife Pat, daughter Terry, her son Willie and her daughter Megan from New York.

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Jeff Coleman and Leanne Chukoskie of San Diego;  each biked 10 miles in Tuscarora State Park in eastern-central Pennsylvania

Connecticut

Some of the  training routes for expert cyclists that Justin Bohan coordinated went through part of Fairfield County, Connecticut.  See Justin's entry in the New York section, below.

 

Florida

Ed and Judy Gallizzi of St. Petersburg biked in Florida. Judy biked 37.5 miles over three days on a stationary bike and Ed biked 39 miles over three days.

 

Illinois

Donna Lee Owens of Kenilworth biked 34 miles around Chicago's North Shore over several days.

 

Louisiana

Joan and Dick Williams of Broussard, Louisiana were VBT cyclists.  They each biked 110 miles over three days in the beautiful hills surrounding St. Francisville, Louisiana.

Pat Taylor-Sturgeon and David Sturgeon of Lafayette, Louisiana were VBT cyclists.  We'll post their results as soon as we hear from them.

 

Maine

Dave Kristol and Marji Brandriss did a Virtual Bike Tour consisting of a few days in Maine and a few days as participants in the Eastern Tandem Rally in New Hampshire.  They each biked 46 miles in Maine for sarcoma awareness. 

 

Maryland

Russ Shettle of the Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club of Maryland biked 62 miles for sarcoma awareness over two days on back roads of Brandywine, Maryland.

 

Massachusetts

Rich Graves biked 3 days; the first two days were by himself and he did 30 miles and 16 miles. The third day was with Rob Graves and Michelle Anderson, and each biked 26 miles (from Waltham to Boston and back).   Dr. Singer and Ann Keating, RN of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York also biked in Massachusetts.

Minnesota

Claire Matese was the coordinator for the Minnesota Team.  There were 6 people who rode on the Minnesota Team:

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Stuart Ford

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Damaris Kremidas

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Claire Matese

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Eric Mattson

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Jason Nuckols

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Charis Wuerffel

Different members of this group biked on different days and they took a number of interesting routes (click here for details).  All in all, they totaled 144 miles for sarcoma awareness.

New Hampshire

Joel and Dottie Savilonis of New Boston, New Hampshire were VBT cyclists. Joel biked 66 miles and Dottie biked 22 miles.

 

Dave Kristol and Marji Brandriss did a Virtual Bike Tour consisting of a few days in Maine (see above) and a few days as participants in the Eastern Tandem Rally in New Hampshire.  They each biked 111 miles in New Hampshire for sarcoma awareness.  Tracy and Barbara Cate also biked as participants in the Eastern Tandem Rally as VBT cyclists and tallied 76 miles each.

New Jersey

Juan Carlos Porras biked 48 miles, 36 of them on an exercise bike in a Manhattan gym and 12 of them in Liberty State Park in Jersey City.

 

Wee Teck Ng ("Ngwt") rode 24 miles over three days around Bell Labs during lunch time.

 

Aleta Ricciardi rode in France while on vacation. We'll post her results as soon as we hear from her.

 

Dave Kristol and Marji Brandriss of New Jersey rode in Maine and in New Hampshire.

 

New Mexico

Guylaine Pollock of Albuquerque bike 35 miles over several days on a stationary bike.

 

Erik Boman of Albuquerque biked 12 miles on the rather hilly Tramway bike path.

 

New York

Liddy Shriver and Justin Bohan acted as coordinators in New York.  There were a number of New York cyclists that road a group while others biked in pairs or alone.

 

There was a contingency of five cyclists from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center who combined to bike a total of 93 miles for sarcoma awareness:

 

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Dr. Brennan, who biked 18 miles in Central Park

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Dr. DeMatteo, who biked 12 miles in Central Park

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Ann Keating, RN, who biked 42 miles in Martha's Vineyard, MA, from Edgartown to Gay Head

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Madhu Mazumdar, PhD, who biked 12 miles in Central Park

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Dr. Singer, who biked 9 miles in Nantucket, MA

 

Two New Yorkers biked in Ireland

 

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Terry Flynn and Willie Wagner of Syracuse joined Mike Flynn (Terry's dad) of California and went on a cycling/hiking expedition in Ireland, where they each biked 10 miles (click here for details).

 

Among the New Yorkers that biked as pairs were:

 

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Bob and Judi Flynn of Jamaica who biked 80 miles each over two days, on two different and interesting routes (click here for details)

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Guy and Carol Cheli of Mahopac who biked 10.2 miles each on the North County Trailway in Westchester County.

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Jeannie van Asselt and her son Matthew of Ossining tallied 40 miles each over several days riding along the road aside the Croton aqueduct.  Their dog Paddington accompanied them on some of the rides.

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Steve Skalak and his son Matthew road 4 miles each as they accompanied Jeannie van Asselt and her son Matthew one day

 

Among the New Yorkers that biked alone for sarcoma awareness was:

 

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Fr. Mike Keane of Holy Name of Mary church in Croton-on-Hudson who biked 12 miles in Rockland County.

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Arnold Berman who biked 24 miles over three days on a stationary bike at his health club.

 

Justin Bohan developed some training routes for expert cyclists, including triathlon athletes.  One route was 32 miles, one was 30 miles, and the third one was 62 miles (click here for details).  Eighteen cyclists were involved in this VBT activity:

 

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Justin Bohan

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Tom Bookless

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Ed Colet

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Kevin Cunningham

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Carl Curran

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Mickey Dyzich

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Christine Dunnery

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Jamie Gatto

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Renee Kase

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James Kelly

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Tara Kuppersmith

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Lisa Loprinzo

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Paul Reale

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Joe Reis

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Ray Ruyack

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Lloyd Ryysylainen

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Rick Sider

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Andrew Zalasin

Some of them bike one of the routes, others two, and Justin biked all three.  All in all, they biked an outstanding 1,085 miles for sarcoma awareness.

 

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Patty Goodness and her granddaughters Jessica and Angie Stancampiano of Lycoming biked down country roads near their homes.  Patty biked 27 miles, Jessica 10 and Angie 5.

 

Other New Yorkers who were VBT cyclists are:

 

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Dr. Mary-Louise Keohan, Director of Clinical Physiology Research and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons/New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York.  Dr. Keohan is Liddy's oncologist!

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Larry and Iris Rogers of Scarsdale

 

We will post their results as soon as we have them. 

North Carolina

Megan Owens, the coordinator for the North Carolina Team, recruited four cyclists from the Charlotte Bike League to be Virtual Bike Tour riders.

 

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Stan Montrose

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David Smart

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Nick Tyler

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Matt Corrigan

 

Megan put in 45 miles and Stan, David, Nick and Matt of the Charlotte  Bike League biked a total of 320 miles for sarcoma awareness.

 

Pennsylvania

David Petrou biked 20 miles on his “hill-training circuit” in Greenfield.  Part of the ride was on Coleman St. and Lydia St.

 

Marny Tobin of Sewickley, her daughter Terra, and Terra's best friend Kathleen, biked around their hilly neighborhood.  Marny biked 1 mile, Terra biked 13 and Kathleen bike 15 miles for a total of 29 miles for sarcoma awareness.

Vermont

Crystal Waters biked as a VBT cyclist in Vermont.  She accumulated 92 miles biking rural routes around the central Vermont area.

Washington State

Cathy Jo and Joe Linn of Issaquah were VBT cyclists. They each biked 78.85 miles for sarcoma awareness.

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