Saturday, May 14th at Ladera Professional Center
Deb and Steve’s hometown community helped us launch Stroke Across America in style! Gathering nearly 100 people in Portola Valley, we enjoyed breakfast, learning, and chatting with old friends and new. After the formal presentation where Deb, Steve, and Whitney shared about the upcoming ride, the group heard from the Diamond Trip Sponsor Liz Bradley from Ariat International, Sofia Kananwisher from the aphasia treatment program at Cal State East Bay, Rezvan Moghaddam from the Pacific Stroke Association, and Roberta Elman from the Aphasia Center of California.
About a dozen cyclists then joined Deb and Steve for their hometown climb up and over the hills to San Gregorio Beach for a ceremonial wheel dip. On the bluff overlooking the beach, Steve “proposed” to Deb – a proposal to ride across the country for 100 days and stay married at the end! This was a re-enactment of his real proposal just over 34 years ago in the same spot.
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