This summer, I will be combining my desire to help others with my passion for bike riding by participating in the MCC West Coast Bike Ride. I will be riding through Idaho with other cyclists all with the same goal of raising money for the Women’s Empowerment Program in Juba, South Sudan, which empowers and teaches women the necessary skillset to successfully run their own businesses. The participants represent different tribal groups and are able to learn and grow from each other while taking courses in sewing, tailoring, business, microfinance, and non-violent peacebuilding. I am looking forward to riding my bike as I usually do while also raising money and awareness for women’s empowerment in South Sudan.

For those interested in watching my progress over the 5 days, I always ride with a GPS computer to track my rides. An improvement to my new computer is the capability to send my signal to others if they want to know where I am. If this is something you are interested in, and/or if you would like training updates leading up to the ride, please follow my Facebook Group at

Mammoth Gran Fondo
Funds raised: $1,370.00 towards the goal of $1,000.00