So far it appears that the weather this year is trying to make up for last! We had another gorgeous day for the 49 (!!!) teammates and friends riding on Saturday, an all-time favorite route with a rest stop at Sassy Cow Creamery. It was 34 miles of picturesque Wisconsin countryside, sunny skies, and just a little bit of a headwind to make us earn our ice cream. Go Team!
It's April 20 and 46 Lymphomaniacs team members turned out for our Coffeehouse to Coffeehouse ride -- Lakeside Coffee in Madison to the incomparable Firefly Coffeehouse in Oregon. The weather was perfect with sunny skies, temperatures in the upper 50's/low 60's and a light North wind.
We are now 138 team members and our awesome riders and their supporters have raised $38,500 so far! That puts us at 30% of our $130,000 goal! Want to donate to your rider? Head over to the team roster, find the person you want to support and click their fundraising page link to make a secure, online donation. Thanks for your generous support!
A record 47 team members joined the first team ride of 2019. We met at the beautiful UW Arboretum and followed our traditional season opening route to Paoli. The weather was cloudy and cool with a light south breeze.
The ride started with our route and safety briefing, presented by Josh Woolfolk, Training Committee chair. Safety is a major focus of our team rides and every outing begins by a reminder of biking safety & etiquette.
Art Saffran followed up with a welcome and mission moment, thanking everyone for helping to support critical research by raising $130,000 this year. And, of course, we posed for a team photo. Ride photos are HERE.
Our 134 team members are working hard to cure cancer. You can help by donating generously. You can find our riders and links to their fundraising pages on our photo roster. Please support our efforts!
There’s nothing quite like the first Lymphomaniacs indoor team training ride to make you feel like spring is just around the corner. Our season kicked off this week at Flyght Cycle and, although turnout was hampered by inclement weather, it was great to see some familiar faces and a couple new ones as well!
The weather caused a delay for our “East Side Crew” which will (weather permitting) get fired up at the East YMCA next week. In the mean time, if you haven’t signed up to ride indoors with the team and would like to do so you can access the sign up link below. There are options for both the entire session and single rides.
You must be a Lymphomaniacs member to join these classes. For more information on joining the team, please contact us!
As 2018 comes to an end we wanted to give everyone a recap of our successful season. Here are some fast facts:
Number of Lymphomaniacs who made it to the start line of Scenic Shore 2018: 111
Number of first year Lymphomaniacs riders: 47
Inaugural team members still riding with the team (that makes 6 years of riding!): Art Saffran, Larry Schultz, Karen Schultz, and Kelly Anklam
Inaugural team members who’ve made 5 years of riding: Laura Bauer, Patti Batt, Vikki Baumler
Funds raised for LLS by Lymphomaniacs: $126,602! By raising this amount our team name will be applied to a study researching Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.
Count of good times had: Innumerable
As of today we have 100 team members signed up to ride with the Lymphomaniacs in 2019! Our fundraising goal is $130,000. Keep an eye out for indoor team training and fundraising information shortly after the new year, and in the mean time everyone have a safe and happy New Year’s Day. Go Team! ☝️
Just a few days after an April storm left 7 inches of heavy wet snow in the Madison area, the team was able to do our first team ride. Postponed for two weeks because of bad weather, we biked from the UW Arboretum to Paoli and back. 38 teammates joined the ride on a cool, cloudy Saturday. In Paoli, we refueled at the new Landmark Creamery before heading back. Next week, we'll bike to the Firefly Coffeehouse in Oregon. We're off to a great start!
Check out our ride photos on the Training/Photos page of our web site.
The Lymphomaniacs hit a record as membership climbed to 130 riders for the 2018 Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour. With 80 returning riders and 48 first-time Lymphomaniacs we're ready to ride and raise more than $120,000 for blood cancer research and patient services! Want to ride with us? Send a message via our Contact Form. The Lymphomaniacs can offer FREE registration to new and returning riders...a $100 savings!
The Wisconsin Chapter of LLS welcomed over 250 people at the 2017 Awards Celebration on November 30 in Waukesha. The Lymphomaniacs team was recognized for our contribution to the success of the 25th Annual Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour.
Team awards included:
Events that were recognized included Scenic Shore, Man & Woman of the Year, Team in Training, and Light the Night.
Lymphomaniacs with national recognition award. L to R Front: Kate Kvale, Lynne Siekmann, Rick Olin, Mike Waldvogel. 2nd Row: Debbie Meyer, Helene Demont, Nancy McVary, Jessica Williams, Art Saffran, Merrilee Blackmer, Kelly Anklam, Phillip Weichel. Back: Roy Meyer, Teresa Kobelt, Mike Redding, Jen Grandkoski.
The Lymphomaniacs start training for Scenic Shore in the February chill with 8 weekly classes at the wonderful Flyght Cycle. Before getting outside for training rides in April, we hold our annual Fundraising & Hands-on Tire Changing Clinic. Then we hit the beautiful county roads of Wisconsin for our team training rides. With a focus on "coffee shop touring" we follow pretty roads and watch the crops as they grow from seedlings to ready to harvest. Watch our 19-minute video to see how much fun we have. Come join us in 2018!
The 2017 Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour is done and it was a fantastic event! The weather cooperated this year and allowed everyone to enjoy two days of biking. The Lymphomaniacs and our corporate partner, Team Forte of Forte Research Systems, raised a combined total, as of this writing, of $125,542! Thank you to all our supporters for your generous donations. The money will save lives through research and patient services.
We can't wait to ride again in 2018 at the 26th Annual Scenic Shore 150! Maybe you will join us!
Scenic Shore 2019
July 20-21, 2019
Donate to your rider
o $38,521 raised
o 138 riders
o $130,000 goal!
o $126,602 raised
o 116 riders
o Largest team
o #2 fundraising team
o Largest team
o #2 fundraising team
Art Saffran is the Lympomaniacs team captain.