Unicyclers Set to Ride 100 Miles to Raise Money for Leukemia Treatment

100 Mils for 2 Big Smiles

Between August 13th and August 17th three Upper Peninsula Unicyclers will hit the road riding their single-wheeled bikes from Houghton to Marquette (100 miles) to raise money for the leukemia treatments of two Upper Peninsula boys.

Jason Cattelino, Bob Evans, and Ben Bachran will be displaying their skills of balance and juggling at several stops between Houghton and Marquette. Along their stops they intend to raise money for David Gockenbach, 10, of Houghton, and Dustin Burkman, 9, of Marquette to assist in their treatments for leukemia.

I highly encourage you to check out their website for more information at www.100milesfor2bigsmiles.com where you can also make an online donation to support both David and Dustin. And if you were thinking of buying a t-shirt this week, consider putting it off until your next paycheck and put those hard-earned dollars towards two boys in much greater need. It would be incredible if we can help raise a few extra donations. So once again, check out their site for more information.

If you plan to be anywhere near their route between Houghton and Marquette stop by and cheer on Jason, Bob, and Ben. In addition to seeing them on the road cycling, you may want to stop in Houghton, Baraga, L’Anse, Ishpeming or Marquette to watch their juggling act.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, August 13

  • Kickoff and Departure. 9:00 am. Evangel Baptist Church, 1114 College Ave., Houghton, MI
    Car wash and bake sale by Evangel Teens
  • Destination: Kelsey Rd & US-41. Lodging in L’anse, MI
  • Juggling Demonstration & Show, 6:00-8:00 pm. Baraga Drive In, Baraga, MI
    Baraga Drive In will donate 25% of proceeds.
    Live music by the Altar Boys

Thursday, August 14

  • Resume ride 9:00 am. Kelsey Rd & US-4 north of Baraga, MI.
  • Destination: Somewhere east of Covington, MI. Lodging in L’Anse, MI
  • Fundraising dinner & Juggling Show, 7:00 pm, L’anse Eagles Lodge

Friday, August 15

  • Resume ride, 9:00 am. Somewhere east of Covington, MI.
  • Destination: Champion, MI. Lodging in Ishpeming, MI

Saturday, August 16

  • Resume ride, 8:00 am. Champion, MI.
  • Destination: WLUC TV6, Negaunee. Lodging in Ishpeming, MI
  • Juggling Demonstration and Shows
    11:00 am. Country Village Bookstore, Ishpeming
    7:00 pm. Jasper Ridge Brewery and Restaurant

Sunday, August 17

  • Resume ride, 9:00 am. WLUC TV6, Negaunee
  • Final Destination and Celebration: Marquette location TBD

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