Tour de Shore 2016 | Irish Pub Children's Charities

On Sunday July 17th, I rode in my 4th Irish Pub Tour de Shore bike ride, sponsored by the Irish Pub Children’s Foundation. The Irish Pub Children's Foundation is dedicated to raising money for children in need and the families of fallen police officers and firefighters in the Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey Area.  The ride is 65 miles (67.5 miles this year due to route changes) from the Irish Pub located on 20th Street in Philadelphia, to the Irish Pub in Atlantic City. 

I registered back in February and set myself a goal of raising $2,000, and I was committed to raising every penny I could to support the charity.  This year I was fortunate enough to have employee matching contributions from IT Solutions Consulting, a Photobooth event at the Grey Lodge, and the generosity of family and friends towards my goal. The night before the race, I received a final donation from All-in-1 Electric that put me over the $2,000 mark, and I was absolutely thrilled!

Since it is hard to carry my Nikon and Sony cameras on the ride, I was lent a GoPro from a friend (Thanks, Joe!) and also used my iPhone to help capture some of the ride. Sunday morning I took to the streets and pedaled all the way to Atlantic City.  I hope you enjoy all of the images and the video of the finish line.

Thank you to all who supported my ride:
All-in-1 Electric
Beth Latta
Eric Furry
Erik Lang
IT Solutions Consulting
Jim Higgins
John Gambale
John Mansi
Justin Ozol
Katie McKenna
Kelly Andress
Larry Arrigale
Matt Marcelli
Michael Hanna
Mike Sabina
Nancy Wilkins
Renee Kuzma
S. Kuzma Photography LLC
Sam Markow
Steve Getty
Steve Kuzma
Tina Bruzas
Winnie Cheung

Total Received: $2,025.25!

Right before the team photo

Greg being Greg, right before the push off from the starting line

Team Philly P.D. getting read to go

OK... one last selfie before we go

Lining Up

Police are leading us out!

An empty Market St. in Philadelphia for us to ride down

Crossing the Ben Franklin Bridge - around 7:30am

Bridge Selfie

Pulling into rest stop #1 for bottle refills and a quick bio break

Pulling into rest stop #1 for bottle refills and a quick bio break

We ride for our fallen - Team Philly P.D.

Somewhere in NJ

Just about to get into the last 10 miles - Rt 30

Matt, Greg and myself at the finish line!

Crossing the finish line in Atlantic City! Click play to view

Stats for the ride - provided by Garmin Connect