Day 71: Petaluma to San Fran!

What a day! We have officially made it! It’s funny how some of the biggest moments are sometimes the hardest to put into words. It was an incredible ending to an absolutely amazing summer, with an even better group of people.

Today’s ride was dedicated to Mofei’s friend’s friend, Mingxuan Ju. After he was diagnosed 9 months ago, he decided to donate all of his healthy organs. Unfortunately, he passed away 99 days ago.

Our ride was 47 very hilly, very curvy miles, but we were all so excited that I think adrenalin pushed us up the hills. Catherine Kemp’s brother was kind enough to drive the van for us so that no one had to miss out on today’s ride.

We got to the Golden Gate Bridge, took a million pictures, and then finally crossed. It was very populated, but we definitely took in what we were doing. It felt surreal to remember crossing the bridge in NYC, and to be crossing an even larger bridge on the opposite side of the country.

Across the bridge were greeted by family and friends at Baker’s Bay. This trip would not have been possible without all of their support, and it was fun celebrating with them.

We raised $87,000 and collected 36 portraits this summer. It’s an accomplishment we are proud of!

However I wrap this up won’t be enough. But I’ll end with this: Thank you to everyone that followed us, supported us, was kind to us on the road, and provided for us. Our mission wouldn’t have been successful without you. And to everyone who has fought or is fighting cancer: thank you for inspiring us each and every day. We sincerely hope that this ride will not be necessary in the future. Until then, we will continue fighting cancer on two wheels.

DR

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