With the trip less than four months away (departure date is June 16th), there is a lot of planning to get accomplished. Trip route planning, club contacts, written communications, fundraising strategies, equipment preparations and of course lots of training to get done.
pinpros.com, we were able to get the initial order of these pins underway. The pins should arrive in the next few weeks. With a 3,500 mile trip, anyone who provides a one cent per mile sponsorship (or at least $35 donation) will receive a pin. To meet our goal, we will need to secure 1,086 individual "one penny per mile" sponsors to surpass our $38,000 target.
(Leader Dogs for the Blind). Additionally, these cards can be handed out along the journey to quickly communicate to people what we are working to accomplish.
We have also been working on getting this blog up and running so those interested will be able to follow our progress. The web address for this site was also secured (www.CyclingForLeaderDogs.org) so people can easily find the site and join the cause. My wife Debbie will also be working on creating a Cycling for Leader Dogs Facebook page as well, so stay tuned for this addition. She will also be the keeper of the blogs once I am on the road as well as taking care of all the long distance trip logistics.