Solo bicycle rider on a 3,500-mile ride for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation is approaching Gainesville

Press release from Al Reszel

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Ten days ago, Al Reszel left Key West, Florida, beginning an epic journey in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) and his wife, Terry. Now on the tenth day of his ride, Reszel has traversed over 767 miles of the 2023 Pink Pedals For A Cure | Terry’s Ride 3,500-mile route, approaching the city of Gainesville, Florida. Over 42 days, Reszel will travel north through 11 states, riding 3,500 miles, arriving in Albany, Minnesota, over the 2023 Mother’s Day weekend. By ending the 2023 ride in their home state, Al and Terry have the opportunity to share this tremendous effort and experience with family and friends in the region.

For years now, Al and Terry Reszel have been crisscrossing the country in support of their organization, Pink Pedals For A Cure | Terry’s Ride and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). While the starting point for each ride has varied over the years, the destination was always the global headquarters of the BCRF in New York. However, the 2023 ride will end outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota, a state Al and Terry Reszel have called home for 29 years. This will be the sixth time Al will complete an extended multi-state solo bicycle ride for the BCRF, an amazing feat when you consider that Reszel is 64.

Unknown to most, there is an actual route for bicycling around the world, which is a total of 18,000 miles. Al needs 1,400 miles of the 2023 3,500-mile ride to reach the equivalent of riding his bicycle around the world, to help find a cure.

Since 2016, Al and Terry Reszel have traveled 16,600 miles, raising over $43,000 for breast cancer research. Survival is a common thread in this historic and heroic story.

Love is the needle and needful thing that weaves the threads together to form a narrative born out of determination, courage, and commitment. Terry Reszel, a breast cancer survivor, having already written her chapter of sufferance and stoicism, steps once again into the multi-faceted role of supporter, comforter, and cheerleader as her husband Al once again enters the saddle, attempting another herculean cross-country solo bicycle ride to help find a cure. 

For more information regarding Terry’s story of survival or the upcoming 2023 Pink Pedals 4 A Cure | Terry’s Ride, please visit https://pinkpedals4acure.org/ or the Pink Pedals 4 A Cure | Terry’s Ride Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PinkPedals4ACure/. To donate, please visit the ‘Pink Pedals 4 A Cure | Terry’s Ride’ BCRF 2023 fundraising page at https://give.bcrf.org/fundraiser/4019599.