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LVsRide-logoLVs Ride: A Cross Country Bike Ride June – August 2011

An adventurous way to raise awareness of Lasallian Volunteers’ mission became an epic event with international recognition. A simple cross country bike ride—that’s really all it was at the start. Yet thousands were so moved by the spirit of the young riders—who worked together and by association with one another, Brothers, hosts, schools, food banks, homeless shelters, countless strangers and beyond—to help spread the ever-growing message of La Salle’s mission in today’s world.

What could have been a private and little-known event became immediately accessible through a website. It offered onlookers the
opportunity to share in the daily experiences of the cyclists, who traveled 75 to 127 miles on a daily basis. Outside viewers were able to see trials, tribulations and triumphs, as well as bear witness to the service riders provided during their rest days.

Little ways lead to big ways of one day breaking the cycle of poverty in America. Successfully raising more than $100,000 to support the work of Lasallian Volunteers, the ride came to a close on August 13, 2011 in Long Branch, NJ. After two months of cycling and serving, LVs Ride lives on by inspiring others to service.

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Ride Team

Coordinators

Mari Anzicek

LVs Ride Co-Coordinator

National Rider

Mario Ragghianti

LVs Ride Co-Coordinator

National Rider

Al Cassidy
LVs Ride Co-Coordinator & Marketing

Br. Ed Phelan

Motivator and Advisor

National Riders

  • Stacy Leard
  • Mike Leard
  • Tom Ludzia
  • Glenna Krzyzanowski
  • Alyse Gay
  • Karen Giroux
  • Kelly Towns
  • Casey Wilson
  • Melissa Spahr

Br. Anthony Lenz
Support Van Driver

Regional

  • Tom Cook
  • Kenny Latta
  • Beth Ford
  • Samantha Almanza
  • Saul Almanza
  • Zac Ufnar
  • Br. Rich Galvin
  • Joe Lavoritano
  • Peter Sanford
  • Louise Young
  • Wesley Young
  • Jeffrey Rambo

Local

  • Al Cassidy
  • Megan Matters
  • David Matters
  • Kevin McDonnell
  • Pat O’Dell
  • Sara Clements

LVs Ride could not have happened without the support of the following amazing sponsors:

  • Elfenworks Foundation
  • Lewis University
  • De La Salle Brothers of the Christian Schools
    • Regional Vocation Office
    • District of Eastern North America
    • Midwest District
    • District of New Orleans-Santa Fe
    • District of San Francisco
    • Glencoe Community
  • Brother Raymond Blixt, FSC
  • Martin De Porres
  • Bedford Park Lasallian Community
  • League of American Bicyclists
  • La Salle College High School Community
  • Manhattan College
  • St. James School (Philadelphia)
  • Tides Family Services
  • La Salle University
  • Saint Mary’s College of California
  • St. Joseph’s Lasallian Community
  • De La Salle Community
  • Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • The San Damiano Foundation
  • Christian Brothers Conference