Journey of Hope

Each year The Ability Experience, a service and fundraising organization, holds a TransAmerica Trip called Journey of Hope. The teams cycle through 32 States and 12,000 miles during this journey. 

Giordana has the privilege to partner and outfit the Journey of Hope teams as they ride across the country to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities. This is the 20th year the JOH cyclists have worn Giordana kits! Here is a snapshot of this year's amazing journey directly from the team historian.  

 

A beautiful day cycling from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Lexington, Kentucky. Our kits still look great after 3,000 miles.

An early morning on day two of the Journey of Hope. Alex Emeigh and Connor Brown look fierce as they are about to take on the passes around Mount Rainier. The team climbed over 9000 feet and cycled over 125 miles from Enumclaw to Yakima (a.k.a. Yak-Town).

 

Four of the TransAmerica cyclists pushing through an intense climb with Mount Rainier towering in the background. The team was extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to see the mountain. Just thirty minutes prior, it was completely hidden in the clouds. Our Giordana kits kept the team warm through the higher elevations of White Pass.

 

Moments after the North team arrived at the California State Capitol, Patrick Hobbins is seen high-fiving some clients from the Southside Art Center in Sacramento. The team was thrilled with the warm welcome they received from our friends at Southside.

 

The view from Lookout Mountain just outside of Denver, Colorado, is breathtaking. The North team enjoyed a few moments of rest and posed for some photos before coasting down an intense set of switchbacks leading the team into the mile high city.

 

“Go Frogs!” Exclaimed Russel Carpenter, an enthusiastic TCU student who was happy to be at his home-campus for about 24-hours. Right after this photo was taken, Russel and the rest of his pace line saddled up and headed out to Dallas.

 

Our cycling kits kept us cool through the hot summer day as the team rolled into a friendship visit with Outside the Box, an organization serving people with disabilities in Indianapolis. The team was welcomed with smiles and cheers from over 200 people.

 

Click here to learn more about Journey of Hope.

 

 

 

 

 

08/28/15

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