Our very own Joe Higdon participated in the MS 150 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society September 14-15. Joe is an avid bicycle rider and has been a member of the Team Katie for the past six years. Team Katie began when Joe’s son Justin experienced the disease through his mother-in-law, Katie. Justin became passionate for the cause after seeing what the disease can do to families who have a loved one with the illness. Team Katie has grown from three people six years ago to 15 people today.
The Bike-A-Thon is divided up into three routes depending on skill level. Riders in the two day event can choose from: 1. The Centennial Route-100 miles each day-Advanced Riders. 2. Regular Route-75 miles each day-mid level rider, and 3. Short Route- 36 miles each day-Beginner riders. The first ten miles is the same route for everyone. After that, the routes divide. Team Katie has five members in the advanced level, five in the mid level, and five in the beginner level. The Bike-A-Thon began at 7:00 am at Garmin in Olathe and ended at 5:30 in Lawrence on day one. Day two began at 7 am in Lawrence and ended at 11:45 in pouring rain at Garmin.
Team Katie has hit the $20K mark in donations over their career, and Joe is currently in the top 200 donor generators. He is very near moving into the top 150 category and would like your help. Please support Joe by sending your donations to www.bike4kt.com and click on “Joe Higdon”, or just see Joe in the Volkswagen building.