Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"Backdrafters" pedal for charity

In 1996, Doug Lange (3rd from left) started the "Backdrafters" bike team in Eagan. A former firefighter, he and others gather for biking and especially to raise $$$ for Multiple Sclerosis. During the recent 150 mile, 2 day annual MS ride from Duluth to the Twin Cities, over 100 team riders raised almost $70,000 in sponsoring pledges.
Erik's bike shop also sponsors the team and supports the weekly 25 mile, Thursday evening rides from May through mid-August. Keep pedaling!

14 comments:

  1. Auf, Auf! Find ich echt toll. Sollte ich auch mal machen. Ich werde mir bald ein Rad kaufen, hier in Stuttgart, leider nicht im aktiven Eagan.

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  2. belle equipe, bientot le tour de France, avec un beau combat Contador vs Armstrong

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  3. I love it when charitable causes are also fun.

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  4. «Louis» tips his hat to these bikers for raising money to fight MS.

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  5. Congratulation to the bikers and the sponsors for this event! Fun photo, too.

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  6. Imponerende!!:)
    BRAVO to ERIK and the sporty bikers!!!

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  7. What splendid efforts, congratulations all round.

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  8. Cool! That's a lot of money!

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  9. I really admire your sense of community. Great job, bikers, and thanks for sharing the goodness, Leif!

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  10. Joe Olson from RosevilleJune 30, 2010 at 8:22 AM

    There are 100 of us (Backdrafters) now. We're from all over Minnesota. And, IIRC one or two from out of state. We'll have a team in next month's MS-TRAM ride across Minnesota.

    Doug has created a great organization!

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  11. That's really wonderful.

    There are so many worthy causes, it's moving to think people are going all out for a cure for MS.

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  12. Ohh I especially like this as I love to bike as well! I think it's wonderful what they're doing. It's such a good cause and I hope more people support such great endeavors.

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