Dear friends and family,
I believe in the excellent programs of Christian Encounter Ministries and the work they are doing with young people aged 16 to 25—that’s why I am participating in this 24-hour Agony Ride. Please join me in raising funds to help this ministry.
I plan to ride my bicycle as far as I can in 24 hours from 1:00 PM Friday, July 28,2023 until 1:00 PM Saturday, July 29 2023. The money raised will help young people who are enrolled in the residential discipleship and counseling program at Christian Encounter Ranch in Grass Valley, California, where they receive education, counseling, Bible study, and discipling, as well as training in life-skills. The Ranch has been helping kids since 1970 without receiving government funding.
Please be my partner and support this worthy cause with a per-mile or flat pledge. Maybe we can’t change the whole world, but together we can help some kids start over. All the money raised goes to this program, not just a small percentage. I provide my own equipment and transportation. Even though my weary body and sore muscles are not tax-deductible, your contribution is.
The ride is at 5,000 feet of elevation in the Sierra Valley, north of Lake Tahoe. It is always possible to have extreme temperatures, high winds, and inclement weather. I don’t know how far I can go, I am hoping for 300 miles but I will be happy with 250 miles. I rode 257 miles the last time I rode . . If you have any questions or want more information please feel free to call me at (209) 679-7537.
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Greg I am so proud of and inspired by you.
Gregory: Thank you so much Kim, I am so excited this year for the ride and raising money for these kids.
Gregory: Thank you so much Diane, I am so excited this year for the ride and raising money for these kids.
Good luck Greg!
Gregory: Thank you so much Debbie, I am so excited this year for the ride and raising money for these kids.
Gregory: Thank you so much Dad, I am so excited this year for the ride and raising money for these kids.
Gregory: Thank you so much Linda, I am so excited this year for the ride and raising money for these kids.
Scott and I are so proud of you for all you’ve accomplished over the last year!
Gregory: Thank you so much Abbey and Scott, I am so excited this year for the ride and raising money for these kids.
Great job! Strength to you.
Gregory: Thank you so much David, I am so excited this year for the ride and raising money for these kids.
Greg! Good luck and what a wonderful organization to do this for.
Gregory: Thank you so much Candy, I am so excited this year for the ride and raising money for these kids.
Chris and I wish we could be there. Praying for safety on the roads and lots of miles :)
Gregory: Thank you so much Chris and Gina. I know if you all could you would bet there with us. Praying schedules work out for next year ,.
You got this, Greg! Praying that the smoke will clear soon.
Ride safe, have fun, and remember the teens, the interns, and the ministry of the Ranch. Wish I could be there to ride too.
Good luck buddy!! Go go go!! 300. You got this
Congratulations, Greg! Awesome job!
So proud of you and your efforts.
Good job! Very nearly made it. It’s something to be proud of.
The final hour you have this.
Woohoo! So close to 300! Keep it up!
Only one more lap! Gogogo! Awesome I am really proud of you!
Praying for 300 we know you can do it.
Yer gonna make it!!! So awesome...
You're doing awesome! Keep it up!!
You got this, If I didn't know better I would think you were riding an e bike....😉
Be strong, the strongest you have ever been. It’s just one pedal stroke at a time. Praying.
Good morning your doing great keep moving forward!!!
I love you! You are doing an awesome job! I am so proud of you!
Good miles. Sending prayers for strength and alertness your way. Hope your night was good. Ride strong. We believe in you.
202. I didnt hit that number until noon....AWESOME!!!!
You are doing amazing!!!! 190 miles with 9 hours to go....You got this!!!
Great pace Greg, we are so proud of you.!! Stay strong, we are praying for you.
Hey dad, hope you’re doing well, looks like your 1/3 of the way there!
Dude, you are on fire!!!
I want you to make John pay...lol
You are doing awesome!!!!! Keep it up!!!
You are doing awesome!!!!! Keep it up!!!
You are currently averaging 15mph. you need to be on the bike for 20 hours to hit 300 miles. You can do this!
Your doing great keep it going!!!
Hang in there! Been praying for your tires and you of course! Isn’t it your turn to play a word?
Lookin good so far!!! Remember to pace yourself.
So far so good. Hang in there. Mom & Dad
Proud of you Brother, praying for endurance, strength, and peace. Go get it!
Hey dad good luck!
You got this, keep pushing forward.
good luck 300!!! go baby!!