Sam’s Awareness Ride Across Minnesota

Bike on path at sunrise
Sam with his bike

Sam’s wife Bridgette and dog Reggie sending him off on his ride.

Sam Jaquith decided it was time to stop thinking, and start doing when he embarked on a cycling journey across Minnesota this past May. It would be roughly 250 miles from Moorhead, MN to the banks of Lake Superior in Duluth.

Already having the supplies and gear he would need to ride and camp along the way, a friend suggested he take his adventure to the next level, and use it to raise funds and awareness for a local cause. Without any personal connection to colorectal cancer, Sam managed to find the Colon Cancer Coalition, and a match was made.

Check presentation.

Sam surprised us when he stopped by to drop off his check.

You can imagine our surprise when a stranger walked into our office in the midst of a planning meeting for Tour de Tush – Twin Cities, to present us with a check from the funds he raised. The timing could not have been more perfect for a check presentation, and Sam was able to share with us first hand his motivation behind the ride. Stopping by the office not only enabled him find out more about what we do, but also see how the money would get used to help raise colorectal cancer awareness.

This June, Sam let everyone know they needed to “check your colon” when he wore the 2016 Tour de Tush bike jersey for the Bike MS: C. H. Robinson MS 150. You will also see him riding with us for our inaugural Tour de Tush – Twin Cities on August 14th. Registration is open, and you can find out more about Get Your Rear in Gear and Tour de Tush – Twin Cities on the event page.

Sam in Duluth

250 miles later, at the Lift Bridge in Duluth. The end of his solo trip.

Sam on his bike

**We do not advocate taking selfies while riding.

Sam at the MS150 Ride.

Representing Tour de Tush at the MS 150 Ride.

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