Caryn Galeckas

Current Money Raised:

Sponsorship Goal: $13,030.16

Current Mileage:

Mileage Goal: 250

  • Update - July 23, 2022, 9:36 a.m.

    Finished at 257.

  • Update - July 23, 2022, 8:10 a.m.

    240 miles. 1:20 left. 10 more miles,no problem.

  • Update - July 23, 2022, 6:53 a.m.

    We just learned that our mileage that we have been faithfully posting hasn’t been displaying. We are currently at 228. We have about 2 1/2 hours to get 22 miles. It will be close, but we think we can do it.

  • Update - July 23, 2022, 6:08 a.m.

    Ranch students: I had a point last night when I seriously asked myself, “Why am I doing this?” Before the question could fully form in my mind the answer was there. This is for you. And you are worth it.

  • Update - July 23, 2022, 6:05 a.m.

    Morning has broken, but it’s still cold!

  • Update - July 23, 2022, 3:50 a.m.

    A million thanks to Michael Lewis for checking on us and giving us a motorcycle escort to Vinton at 2:30 in the morning.

  • Update - July 23, 2022, 2:44 a.m.

    So, the little sliver moon isn’t much help so far. it’s dark, and cold, and I’m too exhausted to eat, but we’re still riding.

  • Update - July 23, 2022, 1:20 a.m.

    Almost rode past the car on our way back from Vinton, then almost missed Beckwourth. Looking forward to moonrise.

  • Update - July 22, 2022, 10:37 p.m.

    Good night sun, heat, & wind. Life is better after dark. Except for the part where I almost hit a cow that was in the middle of the road.

  • Update - July 22, 2022, 7:38 p.m.

    Temperature and wind are starting to drop. Messages are helping, keep ‘‘em coming.

  • Update - July 22, 2022, 5:17 p.m.

    I’ve hit the proverbial wall. pray for energy

  • Update - July 22, 2022, 9:28 a.m.

    Sag station set up. Ready to roll!

  • Update - July 22, 2022, 8:15 a.m.

    Arriving in the Sierra Valley. Hoping to start riding around 9:00.

  • Update - July 22, 2022, 5:26 a.m.

    The day has arrived. I’m about to leave for the 2-hour drive to the Sierra Valley.

This year marks our 40th Agony Ride, and it also marks 40 years since I arrived at the Ranch. In those 40 years I have been privileged to see countless young lives changed by the power and love of Christ. The Agony Ride has always stood as a small example of Christ’s sacrificial love, and throughout the years many students have been deeply impacted by it. Many of those students would not have been able to come to the Ranch without the money raised through the ride.

I have ridden in the Agony 23 times, including 3 in the early Death Valley years, and been a sagger at all the rest. I have seen God at work, both in my life and in others' lives, in every one. Since my last ride in 2016 I have been privileged to serve as the Ride Director. With this year being the 40th, I really wanted to ride again, yet also felt called to use my gifts as Ride Director. So, at the Lord’s prompting, a plan was hatched for me and Suzanne Hartley to ride “virtually” in the Sierra Valley the week before the actual ride, and still serve in our respective leadership roles during the ride.

The students who come to the Ranch are so valuable, and so worth everything we can give them. Please partner with me as we work to “break the cycles of brokenness, one story at a time.”

(Note: I’m $13,030.16 short of $175,000 lifetime raised. Will you help me get there?)

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