Thank you for considering sponsoring me for the 2019 Agony Ride. Your gift will make a difference in the lives of many young people. Christian Encounter Ministries (CEM) purpose is to help troubled teens heal from emotional, physical, and spiritual trauma in their lives. The focus of the ride is the teens that need our help, not us as riders. We are there to help them get the resources and help they need. Every year they are out in force, cheering us on all 24-hours and helping with our gear, food, and gear bags, and anything we need. They are amazing and they give us the motivation to keep riding.
In 2014 I did 276 miles, in 2015 I rode 264 miles, 2016 I rode 257 in a hot year, in 2017 did 207 after crashing my bike when I hit a dog six days before the ride. Last year was a challenge because of contracting an intestinal bug a month before the ride. It kept me from riding until with a few hours left I managed to get out and did about 44 miles. My aim is to always stay up and ride the entire night. During the day there's heat but the nights can be bitter cold. And the 39-mile Y shaped route means every loop has us riding into the wind for almost half the loop. My goal this year is 250 miles. The past four years I have brought riders from our church. Riding with a friend and fellow Christian is great.
You can make a flat amount pledge or a per mile pledge. Whatever you can do is appreciated.
I truly appreciate your support in this great cause. Many times during the ride, whether day or night, I take time and say a prayer for all my sponsors, the teens, and the CEM staff. Thank you. You are great.
To make a pledge to support John now, click the Sponsor John button below.Sponsor John