Why do I go the extra mile with the AGONY Ride and CEM? I grew up poor and personally know people who hit rock bottom, used drugs, suicidal or abused, hung with the wrong people, got pregnant, was born into a tough situation, was in the wrong place at the wrong time, was dealt a bad hand in life. Life can be tough and even with love and support, sometimes youths just make bad choices that can also take them down the hard and rocky path. It would have been nice if CEM was around back then. CEM accepts youths on that tough, broken & lonely path, gives them strict rules, teaches about Christ and helps them figure out how to turn their lives around to become a productive and caring person in our community. The youths are empowered thru Christ. CEM accepts youths from all over and go beyond just helping thru the tough high school years by helping them along thru a career path or college. AGONY Ride is CEM's major source of funding. Let's show these youths that we care and give them reason to stick with the CEM program and work on their physical, mental, academic and spiritual well-being. Please sponsor these youths and my ride, either with a flat pledge or a pledge per mile. Thank you!
2019: My message that I wrote last year is still in my heart... I just want to add that CEM also has interns that work and live with the students. It's not an easy job and God definitely works on their lives also as they learn, grow and care for the students. As we ride, it's these students and interns that encourage and support us. While I ride and you sponsor, we prove to them that they are loved and their lives are worthwhile.
God Bless you Grace. I wish I was there to see enjoy your suffering!
Good luck Grace and God bless!
Grace: I am rooting for you to break your personal record. Good luck.
Grace, Sorry we are late with our pledge. Very busy summer for us! See you in Louisville!! Gary & Mary
Enjoy your ride!!
We're happy to support you as you ride for this worthy cause. Go Grace!!
Have a good ride!
Good luck Grace, you'll do great!
Go Grace! Thank you for all you do. Love and best wishes to you, and good luck having a safe and satisfying ride.❤️
Have fun Grace!!
Thanks for all you do for the kids and for all the good that comes from your hard work, God Bless!
Happy Birthday! God Bless!
Grace, you are an inspiration to us! You bless us by your smile, your grace and your beautiful demeaner! You go Grace!
Thanks for your commitment to the ministry Grace. Best of luck!
You are amazing! So proud to be considered a friend!
Go! Grace! Go! You can do this again, and for such a great cause. God Bless You
Best wishes. It will be hot!
You are an inspiration. Keep acting on your beliefs. Chris and Sandi.
I am so proud of all you do! Thank you for the opportunity to sponsor you.
Good luck Grace, may the wind be on your side with cool breezes! Thank you for supporting such an amazing cause! What a difference this makes to so many youth! God Bless!
($1/mile for every mile over 120)
Great job for a great cause, Grace. I apologize ...your email got buried and I just resurfaced it. Happy to pledge to help sustain a great organization. Like you, I'm not an "in your face" Christian and, so, many don't know my beliefs and faith structure. I think this ride, this organization and those it serves are wonderful, and I'm happy to help. Thanks for doing what you do, and bringing it to my attention. Rich
you, tom and amy kicked butt!
Proud of you!
200 Plus! Thanks for riding.
Yay Grace!!! You inspire us!
You are an inspiration to us all!
A day of pain for a life to gain Isaiah 40:31 "Those who wait for Lord Will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, They will ride and not become weary." Thanks for all the hard work you put into this worthy cause.
Grace, Thanks for the great work! Ed & Clare
Grace, hoping this will help multiply for your $5000 goal this year! I'm so glad we met two years ago. You are a fierce and inspirational woman!
Thanks to all who sent Grace a message during the ride. Messages are a great encouragement to riders during the event. Below are all the messages sent to Grace during the ride.
Way to go. Your pretty awesome.
This is a beta feature. Statistics may not be accurate.
|Location||Start Time||End Time||Duration||Speed|
|Loyalton -> Vinton||12:59 PM||01:47 PM||0:47||15.04 mph|
|Vinton SAG||01:47 PM||02:06 PM||0:18||—|
|Vinton -> Beckwourth||02:06 PM||02:50 PM||0:43||17.76 mph|
|Beckwourth SAG||02:50 PM||03:03 PM||0:12||—|
|Beckwourth -> Loyalton||03:03 PM||03:58 PM||0:55||14.06 mph|
|Loyalton SAG||03:58 PM||04:30 PM||0:31||—|
|Vinton SAG||05:25 PM||05:45 PM||0:20||—|
|Vinton -> Beckwourth||05:45 PM||06:38 PM||0:52||14.93 mph|
|Beckwourth SAG||06:38 PM||06:55 PM||0:16||—|
|Beckwourth -> Loyalton||06:55 PM||07:54 PM||0:59||13.11 mph|
|Loyalton SAG||07:54 PM||08:53 PM||0:59||—|
|Loyalton -> Vinton||08:53 PM||09:51 PM||0:57||12.53 mph|
|Vinton SAG||09:51 PM||10:26 PM||0:34||—|
|Vinton -> Beckwourth||10:26 PM||11:26 PM||1:00||12.82 mph|
|Beckwourth SAG||11:26 PM||12:01 AM||0:34||—|
|Beckwourth -> Loyalton||12:01 AM||01:02 AM||1:00||12.82 mph|
|Loyalton SAG||01:02 AM||02:15 AM||1:13||—|
|Loyalton -> Vinton||02:15 AM||03:20 AM||1:04||11.12 mph|
|Vinton SAG||03:20 AM||04:04 AM||0:43||—|
|Vinton -> Beckwourth||04:04 AM||05:12 AM||1:08||11.45 mph|
|Beckwourth SAG||05:12 AM||05:48 AM||0:35||—|
|Beckwourth -> Loyalton||05:48 AM||06:47 AM||0:59||13.14 mph|
|Loyalton SAG||06:47 AM||07:27 AM||0:39||—|
|Loyalton -> Vinton||07:27 AM||08:20 AM||0:53||13.53 mph|
|Vinton SAG||08:20 AM||08:43 AM||0:22||—|
|Vinton -> Beckwourth||08:43 AM||09:42 AM||0:58||13.31 mph|
|Beckwourth SAG||09:42 AM||—||0:00||—|
|Beckwourth -> Loyalton||10:02 AM||11:03 AM||1:00||12.80 mph|
|Loyalton SAG||11:03 AM||11:19 AM||0:16||—|
|Loyalton -> Vinton||11:19 AM||12:15 PM||0:55||12.95 mph|
|Vinton SAG||12:15 PM||12:22 PM||0:07||—|
|Vinton -> Loyalton||12:22 PM||01:00 PM||0:37||—|