Well, I'm calling it at 226. Coming into the ride this year I knew that I might not hit 300. But I had to try. Because the students are worth everything I have to give. It was a different kind of year for everyone and there were additional factors personally coming into the ride I knew may be limiting. But I can confidently say I gave it everything I had. Thanks Amy, Tom, Rob, Paul and Michael. I loved every minute with you guys.
two hundred twist.
Tom just walked straight into the screen door.
Charmin ultra soft.
Tom looks like a straight up highlighter.
weariness is settling in. thinking of a student who hasn't lived at home for several years because she has been in programs. praying for the love of Christ to break through. gotta keep pedaling.
just passed mile 100. Tom hula danced on his bike. sorry, no pics.
with the old timers ;)
it's kinda hot. Tom just likened me to Genghis Khan. I don't know how I feel about that.
team Lincoln 300 actualized.
these headwinds ain't doing us no favors. taking lunch break.
so. much. wind.
my own personal sagger!
and we're off!
In 2010, I came as a one-year intern, stayed for two, then asked if I could hang around to help update our publications. One year later, I joined the staff team. The bonus to sticking around for a decade is getting to catch a glimpse of the expansiveness of the Ranch family as people return to visit - staff, interns, and students alike. The testimonies of lives changed is undeniable. But the best part of my job is getting to sit down with our students - those here now, who are in the muck and mire of seeking change in their lives - and telling their story, testifying to God’s power and great love. There is no better story to share - stories of transformation, of healing, of hope. Please partner with us so that these stories can continue to be rewritten and that lives can continue to be changed.
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Zoya, we admire your love for and commitment to The Ranch. We are happy to sponsor you and will pray for strength and endurance for you! Ride Strong!
Not sure if this gets to you during the ride or beforehand, but we miss you and are proud of you. We can't wait for Leona to meet you! Ride strong and ride swiftly zoyayayayayyayaya!
Zoya!!! Miss you! I wish I could ride or donate more, I'm in the middle of a difficult clinical rotation in the hospital and I'm living on loans while I'm in school. Hope you are well!
Zoya, You inspire me. The growth you’ve experienced since I first met you in 2011 is absolutely INSANE in the best way. God is freakishly good, right? I’m proud to know you. Love always, Your Watchman
Hi Zoya! Always enjoy your updates! Excited to see how the Lord will work in the life your mom. Keep us posted! In Him, Henry and Josephine
Gooooo Zoya! Always inspired by your work at CEM and these annual rides! Jiaaa youuu!
Always so encouraged by your dedication and work ethic! Ride on!
May the Lord continue to bless you in your ministry Zoya. You are so encouraging to us as we read your testimony!
Always glad to receive your updates :D
I can't belive this is your 10th year at the ranch! You are just getting started. ;) Will be praying for you as you ride. Wish I could give more. Hugs, Demi Dusterhoft
Thank you for your hard work and faithful ministry. May God's name be praised.
We miss you and happy to continue to support the Ranch and your work in the Lord! :) - Kathleen & Daniel Kao
Hi Zoya! Good to hear from you! May God continue to bless your ministry at the Ranch! Stay safe during this ride :)
We are proud of you Zoya. You can do this. Love, the Logans
May God bless you abundantly. Have a safe and peaceful ride!
Zoya, You are awesome! Have a great ride! (Orig. $25)
Go ZoZo!!! You're one of my heroes.
Thanks for riding Zoya and your faithful service!
Zoya! So thankful to be able to sponsor you. God is so good! We have seen this in your life. Rejoicing and celebrating in these 10 incredible years at the Ranch. Love you lots!! May the Lord go with you every mile (as He has over all these years!)!
Hey, Happy 10 years! Praying that God will continue to use you to do awesome things for the people you come across. James and Kara
Thank you for being a friend and sister to Olivia. May God bless you.
Good luck, Zoya!
You can do this Zoya!! Keep going!
Rootin’ for ya! You’re amazing! To God be the glory.
Over 200 miles?! You’re doing great!!!!! You’ve got this! ❤️
I hope you survived the ride.
Great job Zoya! We are so proud of you and encouraged by all the heart you have poured into caring for the community at the ranch! -
Always so proud of the work that you do at the Ranch! Love you Zoya!
John 19:30 Matthew 25:21 Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! The End! I know I'm not as sore as you guys, but 12 hours convincing a computer that I am not a robot is plenty!!!!
Whether you're home or in the home stretch, THANKS!!!
Woo Hoo! Way to go Zoya. You are a good example of the perseverance that the Apostle Paul commends. You are a blessing to so many people. Keep the pace and keep the faith.
You're a rockstar, Zoya.
wow! You're doing great Zoya. You're almost there. Finish strong.
love the updates! 🤣 praying for y’all! thank you for riding and loving the students so well! praying for God’s strength and peace. you’re doing amazing!! you got this!!
Your updates have Stephanie laughing out loud. 🙂 Thanks for your dedication. Keep pushing.
You are amazing and inspiring! You can do it!
“Just keep peddlin, just keep peddlin” Stay safe tonight Zoya!
It is dark here in Grass Valley. If you are riding through the night, Be careful and stay safe. You are awesome. As previously, you are also last. Marilyn was previously a Zumsteg. She feels your pain.
you're doing great Zoya! May the light and strength of Christ guide through the darkness of doubt and night. Keep it going Z!
Great job Zoya. You are riding strong. You are such a great example to the kids. Never forget that. God is using you. See you in the morning.
Hi Zoya, Wow, you are really clocking the miles. You are an inspiration to me and to other riders. Be sure to get some rest tonight along with plenty of nourishment. Stay hydrated. The Ranch is blessed by your dedication and faithful ministry. The Agony is just one example. Stay safe, my friend. You are special.
You've got this, Zoya. They're worth it. You are shining Jesus. Keep on keeping on. Praying for you.
Keep pushing, Zoya. They're worth it.
Hope your ride is going well. The students are currently wrestling with how to make meaning of this event. Your hard work is setting the stage for true change. So glad that Megan M is there as evidence.
Zoya!! Kathleen and Elise have been sending me pictures of you! I wish I could be there to support you but hopefully I’ll make it there later today! Love ya!!
Well, with everyone riding virtually, you could be virtually anywhere so know that we are praying for you. Stay safe!! Gotta admit, I'm always glad to get to your note. With the anti-robot software it takes almost two hours to get through the list of all the riders. Thanks for your effort Zoya!
Battle that wind girl! Buckle down and grind it out!
You make this stuff look so easy! (But I know it‘s not.) Praying for you to keep strong and endure through the heat and the tired. Go Zoya Go!!
What windy pass are you on?
Yeah Zoya. You're doing great! Take care, be safe, and God bless.
Zoya, you're amazing. Ride hard! Praying for the Lord's presence to surround you as you ride.
I am proud of how you have pushed through training, and this last week. You are a beast! Praying for you and for the the joy of the Lord to overwhelm you.
You got this! So proud of you!!! Ride hard and keep smiling :-)
Today, you ride covered in prayers and the assurance that you are putting your body through something WORTHWHILE! Pedal to save lives, Zoya. You are cherished by the one who made you. May you feel his smiling face upon you today!!