"Because I have finally realized it's who I am! Biking enabled me at age 15, riding to work. After college, the ride consumed me for the next 25 years until I discovered triathlons. Rode 150 miles the for BPMS150 this April. (BTW, I was indeed standing in a snow pile in my shorts for that photo! Great fun.)"
"I watched the Tour de France and decided that cycling would be a good way to lose weight — and make a change. New bike, a fitting at Landry's, and 40 pounds lighter, I am happy to have found cycling. Special thanks to Aaron Ross and Landry's (Norwood) for all the help getting me started."
"I ride because it offers a sense of accomplishment and challenge. I participate in the PMC because, like many others, I have suffered losses to cancer. There is a chance we can cure cancer just by riding and training all the time — so sign me up for life!" — Pan-Mass Challenge rider
"My bike gets me where I need to go for work and play. I love the way the air smells different from house to house, street to street, every season of the year. On Friday, I rode to a morning meeting and was reminded again with the fragrant air why I love to ride, even in the city."
"I ride for my life, and I ride for my wife. At 315 pounds I knew I needed a serious lifestyle change. Cycling has helped me slim down to 210 pounds, and also helps me fight for a cure for cystic fibrosis, an incurable disease that my wife Alanna and many others battle every single day." — CF Cycle for Life rider