Joe is a veteran runner, cyclist, triathlete and long time friend to many of us “senior” triathletes. He’s also the founder of the now famous “Pie Ride” which HEAT members enjoy every October.
This is a great opportunity to enjoy a great ride (62 or 25 miles), at a reasonable price for a terrific cause. Hope to see a good HEAT turnout.
I recommend everyone take time to view Joe’s website and see share his story.
From Joe Damon
Spring is here and it’s nearly time for the 8th Annual Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut (BIAC) Tour of Lights Bike-A-Thon on May 13th.
Come that (sunny) Saturday, I’ll be riding the scenic 62-mile course along CT’s southeast coast. The Bike-a-Thon also offers a 25-mile course!
If you can’t come out to make the ride with “Team Joe”, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. Funds raised for the Bike-A-Thon benefit BIAC, the state’s only nonprofit organization providing crucial support and services to CT’s brain injury survivors and their families. BIAC is an invaluable resource for support and prevention; they do great work that I continue to benefit from personally.
As most of you know, 11 years ago, I suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) from a car accident in Italy. Biking and being fit played a critical role in saving my life. A lot changed with my accident but, thankfully, I can still cycle, providing some continuity with my old life and an outlet for exercise.
I am honored to be the inspiration for BIAC’s Tour of Lights Bike-A-Thon. I’ve also been on the organizing committee for the ride since inception, and this marks the fourth year that I am Chairman of the organizing committee.bsite –
Enjoy beautiful views of historic lighthouses while raising funds to provide critical brain injury prevention and resource services throughout Connecticut. Don’t miss this beautiful coastal ride with incredible views of seven historic lighthouses. The Bike for Thought starting location is at UCONN’s Avery Point. Registration will be open at 8:00 AM and all routes will start at 9:00 AM.
The 62 mile route will take riders to Westerly, RI and back to Avery Point.
The 25 mile route will tour the scenic Connecticut coast.