The Rides

2015

Lifeblood 2.0

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May 16 – June 2, 2015 | Start: Ponte Vedra, FL | Finish: Key West, FL | Mileage: 600

Riders: Bob Falkenberg, Karen Falkenberg, Katie Falkenberg, Chuck Klaniecki, Jacki Klaniecki

Celebrating Bob’s cure, Karen’s role as caregiver, and revisiting the bicycle friendly Atlantic Coast of Florida at a more leisurely pace. Stops are planned in Palm Coast, New Smyrna Beach, Cocoa Beach, Vero Beach, Jensen Beach, West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, South Beach Miami, Key Largo, Marathon Key, and Key West. A side trip to Ft Jefferson in the Gulf of Mexico by ferry is also in the plans.

Follow along on our blog

Check out the itinerary map here

2014

24 Hours of Booty

Charlotte, NC | Mileage: 200

Riders: Bob Falkenberg

Another 200 miles in the 24 Hours of Booty Charlotte.

2013

24 Hours of Booty

Charlotte, NC | Mileage: 200

Riders: Bob Falkenberg

Rode 200 miles in the 24 Hours of Booty Charlotte.

Be The Match Cycling Challenge

Mileage: 5,000

Riders: Bob Falkenberg

Rode 5,000 miles in the first ever Be The Match Cycling Challenge.

MAME

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May 24 – May 31, 2012 | Start: Lubec, ME | Finish: Beverly Farms, MA | Mileage: 404

Riders: Bob Falkenberg, Karen Falkenberg, Carl Kooyoomjian, Paul Raphaelian, Bill Falkenberg, Marie Falkenberg, Chuck Klaniecki, Jacki Klaniecki

Unfinished business: This ride completed the entire east coast. Starting at the Canadian border in Lubec, Maine and finishing where the original Lifeblood Ride started, in Beverly Farms. The route for this tour took us along the beautiful and rugged northeast coast with stops in Gouldsboro, Bar Harbor, Camden, Bath, Kennebunkport, and Exeter. This ride by far was the hilliest and most challenging so far. The scenery was spectacular, the Inns, bed and breakfasts, and hotels were awesome, and the seafood was fantastic. We even included a stop on the last day at world famous Woodman’s, home of the first fried clams ever!

2012

OBX Tour

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May 21 – May 26, 2011 | Start: Nags Head, NC | Finish: Nags Head, NC | Mileage: 400

Riders: Bob Falkenberg, Karen Falkenberg, Bill Falkenberg, Marie Falkenberg, Chuck Klaniecki, Jacki Klaniecki

Summer beach tour on the lovely Outer Banks of North Carolina. This multi-day tour went from Nags Head to Ocracoke to Atlantic Beach and back.

2011

Lifeblood 1.0

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June 2 – June 30, 2011 | Start: Beverly Farms, MA | Finish: Key West, FL | Mileage: 1,790

Riders: Bob Falkenberg, Katie Falkenberg, Carl Kooyoomjian, Chuck Klaniecki, Amy Langston, Jessica Thomas, Rachel Veldman, Christina Yim

The inaugural Lifeblood ride celebrated Bob’s recovery from leukemia and a successful bone marrow transplant. Thanks to all the medical staff at Emory Winship Cancer Center and Be The Match for providing hope to those who are living with cancer.

You can read more about the wildly improbably ride on the Lifeblood blog here.

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