“Look what we’ve started. This is so exciting.”
Four weeks after her 33rd birthday, Crystal found a lump in her breast. When she told a good friend and co-worker — whose mother happened to be in treatment for metastatic breast cancer — the friend told her, “Don’t mess around.”
"It doesn't matter your age; kindness comes from donors of all kinds. The fact that these children are so selfless at only five or six years old is, to me, a source of hope for the future."
Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a rider who is new to the joys of the road, not only is it possible to complete the multi-day Empire State Ride next year, it is possible to have fun doing it! You’ll have to put some miles in your legs, and the training will require some long days in the saddle, but if you look at that week in August as an adventure and as the culmination of all your hard work, you’ll be pleasantly surprised just how manageable preparation is.
In addition to the countless benefits of cycling, including the physical exercise and mental focus, it's simply a great way to get outside and enjoy time with family and friends, or by yourself. Here are five places in Buffalo and WNY to ride, and what you can expect to experience along your path.