As I ride across America, I’m working with local chapters of the National MS Society to help build awareness of MS and raise funds for research. Yesterday — with a lot of help from two of the Society’s marketing gurus, Juliann Fritz and Courtney Frost — I briefly became a media star in Boise. The local Fox News channel did a 3 minute piece on the ride for their evening news slot. You can watch the video at http://www.ktrv.com/story/14986701/ms.
The Idaho MS chapter is also doing their big MS-150 bike ride fundraiser — called Road, Sweat & Gears — on July 23 and 24 in McCall, Idaho. If you want to know more, please visit bikeMSidaho.org. McCall is a beautiful place so this is a good opportunity to have some fun, see some unforgettable scenery, and support a good cause.
Other than basking in my brief media glory and catching up with Suellen, I’ve mainly been relaxing today. We took a long walk along the Boise River (also filled to overflowing), visited the municipal rose garden, and saw the football stadium with the famous blue field. Other than that, it’s rest, relaxation, and laundry. Back in the pedals tomorrow.