Team Spotlight: Flying Fish / Summit
In 2015, a wonderful cycling friend of mine Lauren Macrae, a member of Summit Cycling, had just lost her fight against cancer. I was devastated and did not want to ride anymore, but Lauren had left me her bike and I had promised her that I would continue to ride and feel the wind in my face. About this time I was talking to Robin Tama, one of the founders of the Flying Fish Brewing Company. Her brother Chris had just been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. What could we do? Chris had ridden the ACS ride before, So we decided we would ride the ACS Bridge To Beach. Myself in the memory of Lauren, and Robin would ride for Chris, as he could not.
Our team was born, Flying Fish/Summit.
In 2016 our small team had a great ride and made many new friends.
In 2017 our team had grown. Robin's brother Chris had finished his cancer treatments and joined our team as a survivor along with another survivor Jerry Lydon. They did the 100 miles and finished in front of Robin and myself.
This year, 2018, our team is made up of many cancer survivors, including our Co-Captain Deb Barron.
Every family is touched by cancer. We are committed to support these families. Why do we ride? [Because We Can.]