Velodrome

TREXLERTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA

I think this was the eighth straight year for Spokes of Hope. It was my fifth straight year attending.

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The last night of racing for the season at Valley Preferred Cycling Center, Spokes of Hope was invited to “take a lap against cancer.” We met at 4:00 p.m. and got to ride on the track until 5:00 p.m.

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The featured pediatric survivor was Abby. She is a five year old who has bilateral retinoblastoma. Ponder that for a moment. Five years old.

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We met at 4:00 and rode some practice laps on the track. The kids rode down on the apron while the big kids got to ride up on the track.

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Unlike past years where we were an intermission guest, this year we were first up – right before the national anthem.

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We were announced as taking a “Lap Against Cancer.” The crowd enthusiastically supported us – little and big kids alike.

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As we left the track the National Anthem was sung. We stood at attention, me with my hand over my heart.

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This is always a special night. Honoring kids and seeing old friends. And we got to see some good bike racing too.

 

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