Erika's Ride - Coast to Coast 2002
Erika Rottenberg
Erika Rottenberg's Coast-to-Coast 2002

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Copyright © 2002 Erika Rottenberg

From Erika, Spring 2002: 4200 miles is a lot, and there are shorter ways to cross the country; but what the heck? Remember, it's not about the destination, it's about the journey. It's about seeing and experiencing small town USA, national parks, small cafes, little stops, ice cream shops, meeting people, and experiencing our country -- not on a whirlwind through the window of a car, but mile by mile, from the seat of a bicycle. It's a celebration of what makes our country tick, and the blessings we've been given. It's a celebration of life, while, hopefully, making a difference...I'm riding in honor of, and in tribute to, someone who changed my life - my mom. With support from my friends, family and colleagues, I'm riding to help fund research to eradicate breast cancer.
From Cycle America: Erika is one of our charity riders who comes to us via the Bay Area in California . She is raising funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the global leader of private research dollars for breast cancer research. She's riding in honor of her mother who passed away of breast cancer, and to support friends who have been diagnosed with the disease. She's raised over $63,000 in donations. Congratulations, Erika! She was also part of the fearsome ice cream foursome that stopped for a cone almost every single day on tour!