BENEFITING: 100 Club of Arizona
EVENT DATE: Oct 22, 2011
On Saturday, October 22, 2011, hundreds of cyclists will come together to ride approximately 62 miles in The 100: A Ride for Jim Stenholm. Some will ride to train. Some will ride because it is Saturday morning. Some will ride because they are first responders or because they know someone who is. But whether they knew him or knew of him they will all ride for Jim, a City of Phoenix police officer who didn’t let anyone fall off the back at work or on the bike.
Jim Stenholm wasn’t just an amazing husband and dad. He was an everyday hero who gave 100%. To his family. To his community. To his bicycle. The 100 celebrates Jim and the everyday heroes that do it all just the way he would have wanted it – with a great day on the bike and the chance to kick back with his favorite people. The 100 also honors Jim by giving back to the children of fallen first responders through the 100 Club of Arizona.
For Jim’s family, The 100 is more than a ride with friends and a chance to give back to the 100 Club of Arizona, the organization that helped Jim’s family. Each year, Spencer and Avery Stenholm cheer cyclists as they round the halfway mark. Someday they’ll ride The 100, but 62 miles in one sitting is a little much for them even if apples don’t fall far from the tree. So, until then they’ll be doing it their way – logging 62 miles on their bicycles between September 23 and October 22.
Whether you ride or not, Spencer and Avery would like your support as they ride in honor of their Dad. The money they raise will help first responder families – and children like them – who’ve lost someone, too.
To follow and support Spencer and Avery’s ride and to learn more about The 100, visit The 100 on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/100forJimStenholm.