Bike for Bemis
Organized by: Jill Fitzpatrick
Madeline Bemis lights up the room with her bright smile and inspires others with her positive attitude, work ethic, and dedication to her sport. Her free time is spent riding for hours, miles on the mountain, with her family, teammates, coaches and friends. Her hard work has paid off with much success in the National Interscholastic Cycling Association where she was California State Champion her freshman year. As a sophomore, she competed at the Varsity level and tied for the leader jersey in the SoCal division. She went on to finish third in the state this year. Although cycling is not yet recognized as a high school sport in her school district, she has been recognized in the local newspaper for her amazing achievements. Most impressive is Madeline's ability to set high goals and work hard to achieve them. She recently set a goal of competing in a 12 hour endurance race where she took 3rd place, finishing 13, 8 mile laps and earning a 100 mile patch. Over 100 miles in 12 hours. Amazing!! Watching her train hard, compete with heart, do her best and appreciate the opportunity to be on her bike inspires others to want to be the best they can at whatever it is they seek to acheive. When her bike was stolen, it was heartbreaking. This bike has been with her for so many amazing memories and now it's gone. Please help us get a new bike for Madeline so she can continue to train hard, race with heart and inspire those around her to be the best they can be!