New Rider Carrie Sea set to Join Eskenazi Health Cycling Team for Ride to Remember 6

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Carrie SeaThe Eskenazi Health Cycling team welcomes new rider Carrie Sea as she prepares to participate in her first Ride Across Indiana and participate in the sixth annual Ride to Remember event. As a new cyclist, Sea says her favorite training route is her commute to and from work. She says that it has been her inspiration to ride even more.

Sea is using RAIN and the Ride to Remember 6 event to meet other cyclists at Eskenazi Health and share her new interest in cycling.

Sea’s favorite cycling quote is “Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammelled womanhood.” – Susan B. Anthony

Sea is all set to participate in Ride to Remember which will take place July 11 at St. Mary of the Woods College in Terre Haute, Ind. The ride will stretch for 160 miles and end in Richmond, Ind.

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Steve Galvin Joins Team Eskenazi Health for his 3rd Ride to Remember

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Steve GalvinSteve Galvin will be participating in Ride Across Indiana (RAIN) for a fifth time. Galvin will be participating for the third time as a member of the Eskenazi Health Cycling team to honor patients in the sixth annual Ride to Remember.

“This a a wonderful opportunity to contribute to a worthwhile cause, enjoy great camaraderie, and remember those who have passed,” said Galvin.

When Galvin trains his favorite spot to ride is the Nashville 90 which goes from Bloomington, Ind. to Nashville, Ind.

Galvin and his wife once completed a ride from Eugene, Ore. to Indiana. “Seeing this big, beautiful country from a bicycle was a revelation,” said Galvin.

Galvin’s favorite cycling quote is from R2R4, “they promised us a tailwind!”

Rose Scovel Prepares for Ride to Remember 6

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Rose ScovelRose is a distance runner and cyclist living in Indianapolis. She began her active lifestyle in 2008 after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. She has finished three century rides, three full marathons, a half Ironman, and 52 half marathons since 2009.

She is the team captain for Indy Racers, part of Indy Runners and the Indiana state representative for the Road Runners Club of America. She also serves on the steering committee for the Indiana TourdeCure.

Professionally Rose is a community planner and serves as the Director of Capacity Building for the Indiana Association for Community Economic Development, a statewide non-profit member organization working with members to build resilient families and vital communities. Rose is involved with organizations like Health by Design and the Indiana Healthy Weight Initiative to encourage healthy lifestyles and community design that supports healthy choices.

Eskenazi Health Cycling team Member Kathy Cummins

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Kathy Cummins

Cummins waves to the camera as she rides a 29 mile training ride with the Bloomington Bicycle Club and fellow Eskenazi Health Ride to Remember teammate.

Kathy Cummins has been a member of the Eskenazi Health cycling team for four years. During those four years She has participated in both the Ride Across Indiana and Ride to Remember.

Cummins began participating in the Ride to Remember event during its’ third year. Her reason for riding is to “Remember, and ride with good friends.”

Cummins says her favorite place to ride is any route that takes her down Kerr Creek Hill on the East side of Bloomington, Ind. She says her favorite moment on a ride came during R2R5 last year when autocorrect on her smartphone got the best of her. Cummins meant to send her daughter a message letting her known she was participating in the RAIN event and also to let her know she was at the Plainfield rest stop. Auto correct sent the message that read, “Riding Rain. At painful now.”

When asked what her favorite cycling quote was, she replied, “I’m not a sprinter. I’m not a climber.” Cummins got this quote from a cycling YouTube video entitled **** Bikers Say. Cummins says she likes this quote because because it gives her strength when she tries to sprint or climb. She also says, “it reminds me of how crazy, silly, jargony, dedicated, single-minded and serious bikers are about their sport.”

The sixth Annual Ride to Remember to honor Eskenazi Health Palliative Care patients that have passed away in the last year will take place on July 11.

Meet Ride to Remember 6 team Rider Michael Lubbenhusen

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Michael Lubbenhusen

Lubbenhusen and several friends gather at an event put on by the Hero’s Foundation, a fund raiser for cancer.

Team rider, Michael Lubbenhusen, is in his fourth year as a member of Eskenazi Health’s cycling team. Lubbenhusen has participated in Ride Across Indiana (RAIN), an event sponsored by Bloomington Bicycle Club, for six years.

As a cyclist, one of Lubbenhusen’s favorite training rides is Morgan-Monroe State Forrest located in Morgan and Monroe Counties in Indiana. Lubbenhusen said he rides in the Ride to Remember event each year to honor Dr. Greg Gramelspacher of Eskenazi Health and his patients in the Palliative Care Program at Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.

Lubbenhusen’s favorite cycling quote is “The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is it’s engine.

When asked about his favorite cycling memory, Lubbenhusen said. “A good ride is almost always about the folks you ride with.”

The sixth Annual Ride to Remember to honor Eskenazi Health Palliative Care patients that have passed away in the last year will take place on July 11.

R2R5 A Big Success!

A gigantic thank you to the R2R5 Team and the additional supporters who made this year’s EHS Ride to Remember a huge success!  Stay tuned for additional photos from the big day…

 20140712_182549Some members of the R2R5 team at the Richmond finish!