4 DUDES RACE 3000 MILES TO A CURE
Meet Chris, Erik, Ryan and Matt. They are doing something BIG for brain cancer research. And it involves a lot of cycling. Three thousand miles of cycling, in fact. The #4Dudes3kc team are Racing Across America in 2017. Their goal is to raise $50,000 for brain cancer research. They are awesome.
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RACE ACROSS AMERICA // 4 DUDES
Begins June 17, 2017 in Oceanside, CA
We are honored to welcome this crew of 4 Dudes to the 3000 Miles to a Cure team. They are setting out to make a HUGE impact in the race to beat brain cancer. Let’s do this!
Donor Honor Roll | #beatbraincancer
Excellent work, gentlemen!!!
Great to meet you Ryan...way to go Eric and crew!!! keep on ridin!!!!! Love Robin
RIT Treasury Department$200
Careen Shumway's co-workers in the Treasury and Financial Reporting Services team send good wishes your way and are contributing to your cause in memory of Alice Marie Shumway.
Thank you guys for doing this. Our late son Kevin Williams would certainly appreciate your efforts too. Sincerely, Carolyn Williams
We are pleased to make this donation in memory and honor of Alice Shumway. Patty and Pat Malgieri and Family.
What an epic adventure!
Hi Matt, You hosted me through warmshowers about a month ago, thank you again! I am happy to see you've completed your ride safely. Huge congrats, all the best to you and your team! Carrie M.
I've got a fever. And the only prescription is more DUDES!!!! Did that sound wrong? Anyways, I'm so proud to have been a part of the amazing Dude Crew - an experience I'll cherish forever! #Day1Homies #RIPChristy #blessed
Congratulations Matteo! See you in Lake Placid!
You guys are incredible.
In Memory of Kelly and Alice Marie Shumway, the WPO Sisters support you! Keep changing the world through positive actions!!
Prayers that you reach your goal!!
Matt and Team - have been so amazed watching u guys on your journey. So awesome, very proud.
Great job😊 It has been great watching you over this journey you have all engaged in. The stories were heartfelt and touching. What big hearts you all have. It was great meeting you all God Bless you all Rob's Mom
Good luck from the Getsloff Family in achieving your goal...Keep riding! Molly, Alison, Rich & Laurie
Congratulations to a most amazing and admirable achievement, and all for a great cause !
$100 Father's Day donation from my dad Jim Clemens when we were in Prescott and $50 from my Grandpa's friend Garce when I had Father's Day breakfast with them in Prescott.
Good luck guys!!
For Mike Seever, Mark Puccia, Mark Muench, Kevin Williams, Doug Clark, Hannah Metzler, Alexandra Klekota, Chris and Kathy Ely, Billi Grey, Grandpa Cooper, Nina Fredeen and all the ones lost and still battling brain cancer. To the 4 Dudes and their crew, it is inspiring to watch all of your strength, perseverance and dedication for a cause so close to so many hearts. Forever grateful. Now ride these last miles with all your hearts because there will definitely be some cold ones at the end 💙🍻
Thanks for your dedication, and thank you on behalf of all those who love Hannah M.
Stay strong....almost there! Couldn't be prouder!! You guys are awesome!!💙👏🏻😘💪🏻
Put your metal to the pedals....All the best...
John and Diane Scranton$30
You guys are awesome! Thank you for doing this!
What a ride! And almost done
Keep Crushin' It! You guys are amazing!!💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼
You guys have done it, or nearly done it! My hats off to you on your achievement. And like champions, you did it with graceful smiles and teamwork. The grease wears thin on the machine after days and nights and more days, and I hope your friendships are still strong, and your futures have this achievement to always lean on, as a monument to your strength and willpower. I give a shout out to Maria as the Matriarch of this group, and what she has accomplished. And to the media and behind the scenes crew, the Bryan and Luke, up past their bedtime as you jam down the road. Kudos to Marshall, I hope he appreciates the view behind the wheel as much as behind the bars. Hats of to you gentleman and ladies, RAAM 2017 well done!
Heather Lee Jean$255
Ryan, your youth has never been a barrier for great accomlishments. Proud to suport you and the Dudes as you race for a cure! See you soon. Love Heather 🙂 and Uncle Bob
Ryan, you probably don't remember us, but last year when you came through Wichita, Barry and I took you and the other mechanic (I can't remember his name) to our Bike Walk Wichita headquarters hoping to find the part you needed in the middle of the night. We enjoyed helping in a small way (even though I don't think we had what you needed). Since then, I have kept up with your adventures on Facebook. We have enjoyed watching your progress on the Ramm this year! This is the first year we have actually known a rider :). You and your team members are to be commended for a successful ride. I am a breast cancer survivor. I am pleased your team is riding to raise dollars for brain cancer. Thank you for making the ride and choosing to support cancer research. Bless you all. Nancy and Barry Carroll, Bike Walk Wichita.
Kenny & Teresa Standridge$50
Hugs, Kisses and all that's in between 😊
Chris/Ryan & the 2 other dudes...ya'll are awesome!! Love seeing the update videos! Keep having fun and stay safe!
Very encouraging to see the miles y'all have ridden, the money you've raised, and the awareness you've generated! Ryan we met in Munich last year, keep up the great ride!
Hello again 4dudes! it is Friday and you are almost in West Virginia! YOU ARE ALL KICK ASS! You are crushing so many miles and you are ALMOST THERE! You are under 500 miles YOU GOT THIS!! Keep it up. Can't wait to celebrate when you get home!! You are all so inspirational... and you will make it to happy hour! Stay hydrated!(SEND IT- CUSACK).
Y'all are 10 feet tall and as strong as oxen. May God look upon y'all with favor for such a selfless and honorable cause that you ride for. Clear eyes, full heart, can't lose!! 4th quarter men!!! Texas forever!
Thank you for your sacrifices! Following your journey and stories has been so inspiring. Keep up the awesome work!
With overwhelming gratitude to Susan Ely for her selfless acts of kindness and love throughout Chris's life altering journey. You have inspired us all. We love you beyond measure. ❤️Squely's Angels & Family
Squely's Angel's and family stepping up and rising to the challenge. On behalf of Kathy & Christopher Ely...we're all in the fight to cure brain cancer. We appreciate all you do Dudes and Crew!
Go Ryan keep riding bro! We at Henrietta Fire Local 3738 thank you guys!
Awesome work guys. You are definitely out there making a difference! I am in awe of your dedication and perseverance towards this charity's goals.
Jean I expect one hell of a strava upload after you cross that line in Annapolis! It's inspiring to be your friend buddy! Finish strong
Hudson (+ Kristin) DeCou$100
Hudson made a few grunting noises which I interpreted as "donate to the dudes, mom" so here you are! He wants to help you beat brain cancer so much that he has been kicking up a storm, just like he's on a recumbent bike. Hudson did at least 100 kicks in the past week, so this $100 is from him. One kick = $1. We hope you're having a great time in between the moments of suffering and rain and goo overloads. Make sure you tell Rob he needs to buy you all a drink - or two! - at the finish. It's on the DeCou's. 🙂
Thank you for donating a day of your ride to Billy Grey. He would have loved you guys and gals.
you're on the home stretch...keep up the good work and be safe! 'Ant Patty'
Great job, boys! Almost there - you have my encouragement and admiration. Robert
Abby & Dave Clamme$30
Great job guys. You amaze me Chris 😊
Stoked to be Day 1 homies🤙🏾
Go team go! 🚴🏻
Stephen & Sheila Jean$25
You "DUDES" are killin it!!!! Keep up the hard work - the patients with brain cancer are suffering a lot more than you "DUDES" cycling!! Be safe!!!
Watching RAAM 3000m-to-c grounds me to what's most important in life. And that is "life"!You 4 dudes are helping fight for life, for a cure, by cycling your hearts out. Crewing last year how can I not be touched forever by this cause. Go "4Dudes" Go!🚵🏻 You got this!
Your guys are amazing! Keep it up... love the dusters. Finish strong fellas! -Chooch, Linds and Hazel
You Gentleman are an inspiration to all. Continue riding hard and making this world a better place! If it is possible to see you ride past through OHIO let me know. Safe Travels
You guys are amazing!! Thank you & good luck!
I am donating for 2 reasons. 1. I am a co-worker of your awesome crew member, Lindsey Melfi, and 2) I lost my best friend from childhood, Phillip Kluft, to brain cancer 30 years ago. Phillip never went to college, but he could solve a rubik's cube faster than anyone and he could fix anything. The next time you need to break out your toolbox to fix something on a bike, hoist a wrench to Phillip! Go Lindsey, and thank you to the entire team!
Keep crushing it out there! You guys are rock stars!
Sent with love & gratitude from Squely's Angels & Family. Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is that quiet voice at the end of the day that says...I will try again tomorrow. Thank you 4 Dudes...for your courage and by helping us all "try again tomorrow" as you ride today for our Christopher & Kathy Ely in the 3,000 Miles to a Cure. We are cheering you on the the ride and the fight to cure brain cancer.
Thanks for riding in memory of so many and in honor of the fight so many are still fighting! Sent in loving memory of Hannah Metzler.
You can do it, dudes! Nice 'staches. -Pat Mather
Jake & Lindsy Connolly$55
Nancy & Mike Metzler$105
You guys are amazing! Thank you for your efforts to help find a cure for brain cancer and thank you for honoring Hannah yesterday - it was so nice to see her forget-me-not flower seeds being sewn across Colorado as you were riding! She would absolutely love this. We are cheering you on from Upstate NY. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Good luck Erik (& others)!
It was terrible weather here too yesterday - I could barely make it across the street to Au Bon Pain. But I made it! And you biked 200 miles. Same.
Guys! You're killing it out there! Erik that speed record is insane. I don't even like to go 60 mph into car! Haha The other side of halfway must feel pretty exciting...and significantly more humid.
We love you guys! Thanks for riding for this cause! Keep pushing forward until you reach the finish line! Fuck cancer! Matt, Kelly and Sammy
Hey 4 Dudes. Impressed with you. 100% heart and soul. Give Rob DeCou a hug from Mrs. Bee please. Take care, super heroes.
Good luck, dudes!
Keep crushing it 4 Dudes!! You guys are inspiring and amazing. Not only is this an epic adventure, it's an epic cause. As Chris always says "Life is about the stories you can tell" and this one is as good as it gets! To the crew - I can't express how cool it is for you all to be out there. I'm having some FOMO as I watch the progress! Your dedication to the Dudes and the commitment you are putting toward this cause is truly beyond words. Keep those Dudes pedaling and enjoy your journey!!
Mike & Jenna Shumway$105
Way to crush it, guys!
4D go go go
Have an awesome ride over Wolf Creek Pass! To keep you rolling up hill we would like to make a $500 donation in memory of Marge Shaver, Jim's half-brothers wife. She died from brain cancer about a week ago.
From Mark Muench's sister, thanks for your ride to fight brain cancer. Safe travels and enjoy the ride.
Fantastic "dashes" are being created and photographed without question from way up high - way up. An honor to contribute.
Robin and Anne Beran$105
Be safe . We look forward to seeing you again, Chris. Robin and Anne
Dude unto others as you would have others dude unto you.
What y'all are doing out there is absolutely incredible. As someone who has watched both friends and loved ones suffer from rare, and often under-researched, forms of cancer, I am so thankful that you are all doing what you are doing. As a scientist, I am super thankful that people like y'all exist who help fund us and let us do what we do! Special shout out to Ryan Jean who is the best ginger around!
You are accomplishing something amazing together & I just want to say that I'm happy to support you in your endevour in honor of my 33 yr old cousin, Emily who passed away this year of brain cancer.
Love you guys!! So proud of all of your hard work! Ride safe and no poppin' wheelies (maybe a few). xo Al and Scoop
Erik and Ryan- I've been wowed by your drive and ambition for years now, and you're outdoing yourselves with the #4dudes. Wishing you all clear days and strong tailwinds... much love!!!
Katie & Greg Dziduch$25
Good luck, Ryan!
You guys are inspiration to all of us! May your selfless act and dedication to this cause help in finding the cure for this horrible disease. I'm honor to do my part, however small in comparison to your monumental effort. May the wind be on your back!
Ride like the wind. May you have tailwinds and cool days.,
Enjoy the ride!
Amazed at the great work you guys have done for an awesome charity and know you're going to crush this race!
Go Dudes, GO!
Good luck guys! Safe and speedy travels to you all.
Better late than never...ride, dudes, ride!
Attack!!! Be safe and hydrate often.
What an adventure! Wishing you strength for the journey!
Marshall- appreciate the magnitude of your endeavor. May the odds be forever in your favor.
This is from the 30-Day Map to Get Rid of Your Crap -- helping people declutter for joy, health, and creativity! Let's declutter brain cancer! -- Genevieve Parker Hill
Our thoughts will be with you through every mile of this ride. We will be praying for the health of the riders and crew, and for safe travel. You are doing an amazing thing!! Another great adventure!! (Mother of Chris Clemens)
Stay safe out there, have fun and way to go!
Good luck boys, do it to it
Evan and MaryAnn Cyrkinosos$100
Best of Luck Matt and Team. Great cause. GO Team! Regards Brian Kennedy Terralux/Sielo
Good luck boys
Best of luck guys and thank you for all that you are doing to help others.....To Matt - I have read about your story and what you are doing, and I am amazed by your efforts. Keep it up!!!
Betty & Dick Connelly$100
Hello Ryan ........................ Your the BEST !! Best wishes for a safe ride! Proud of you and what you and the other guys are doing! Be safe my friend!!
You guys are awesome. Matteo, Grandma thinks you're "really something"! Have a safe ride.
Go 4 Dudes!
You guys are awesome- I want ALL the updates!! Good luck!!!
We live in McLean, va, just outside of Washington, D.C. If you need lodging we'd love to host you. Jeff Moulton is my son
Richard Robinson jr$25
Great work fellas!
I know how much this means to Ryan. He is the most giving,dedicated , focused , loving man I have ever known, and I am proud and honored to say he is my son . I wish all the guys a safe and fun trip across the country and we will be there at the finish line waiting to welcome you all and celebrate your amazing accomplishment ! " RIDE ON" love you
Hi guys! One of the docs I work with gave a few buckos towards your ride. Diane
You guys don't cease to amaze me! I'm so glad our paths crossed Ryan and Erik! Looking forward to seeing you in July Ryan!
Best of luck!!
Good luck, 4 Dudes! Ride fast and safe!
Rich & Sandy Stein$255
The Stein family wishes good luck to all the Dudes.
You guys are awesome- have fun and kick some cancer butt!
Dudes! You might could be the greatest. In full support! Ride safe.
Incredibly proud and inspired by your dedication to the cause! Safe biking!
You all are incredible! Good luck!
better late than never! Good luck boys, I will be rooting for you from Boston.
Prayers will be with you as you make each push of the peddle~!
Thank you to everyone who came out to support us at our Picnic with Purpose on May 20th, our operation sponsors who have made RAAM possible for us and gave us a platform to raise money for brain cancer research, and to all of the generous local businesses and individuals who donated the time, gift certificates, gift baskets, and experiences to our raffle. Together we raised $3,600, 100% of which will directly fund brain cancer research. This donation reflects the cash that was collected at the event.
Go Dudes!!! Just watched the Ohio RAAM show and getting excited to join you guys on this epic adventure. See you all in Oceanside soon...
Sorry I can't make the picnic. Best of luck on the ride, hope I can see you guys soon!
Good luck, 4 Dudes! Ride fast. Can't wait to follow along!
I'm so grateful that you guys are undertaking this monumental task to raise money for brain cancer research. I applaud you and thank you from the bottom of my heart. Have a safe trip and a most wonderful adventure!
This donation is from the breakfast crew at Las Fuentes Resort Village retirement home where Chris Clemens has been hanging out with his Grandfather. The guys at breakfast wanted to make a donation and are looking forward to getting updates from Grandpa Clemens during the race! - Chris Clemens
Be safe out there!!
LOVE seeing you guys do what you do. Chris/Ryan...maybe I will fly out and meet you guys and your +2 on your journey!!! We'll have to have another in van shenanigans nights like we did in Whistle. Cheers!
Ryan and the 3 other Dudes 🙂 Best of luck and I admire ALL of your determination towards this cause. Best of luck to all of you.
Say hi to America for me. Don't get stuck in Brookings again. Oh and if you find Mike out there, tell him we've been looking for him.
To 4 Dudes: You guys are all amazing! I am very inspired and proud of you all for taking on this mentally and physically straining adventure in order to support such an amazing cause. Good luck to you all (rides and dude crew!). Stay hydrated and well stretched!! Have FUN and be safe! <3 Kaitlin
Good luck and stay safe out there!
Good luck fellas!!
Thank you for doing this. Enjoy the ride.
Give em hell
Good luck guys! You got this, you are old pros at racing across the country now 🙂
Good luck guys!
Go get em boys
Please stop at Little Caesars in at least every state and ride your ride while eating a $5 Hot n Ready pizza. Mmmkay. Thanks and good luck.
Best of luck TEAM! Mark & Jeannine Pautler
Good luck and safe travels on your ride. Great cause!
This is a donation on behalf of Douglas Stephen Plastics. Use this either for race costs or Donation, whatever you need to use it for now.
Ryan - Murph forwarded your email and added that you were going to cut the "Locks Off" and replace with REXA shaved onto one side...I would like to see it in the REXA blue/green color as well... 🙂 To the TEAM - You guys are AWESOME, what a self-less act to help find a cure I am proud to be part of this huge undertaking with you guys and I am adding to my initial donation. I pray for your safety and traveling mercies as you cross our great nation for this worthy cause. God Bless you guys Looking forward to the NEW Hairdo, Ryan...
Good luck gentlemen!
Brian Muench informed me of your great cause. Hope you reach your goal. Best Wishes, Mark Romanek
Good luck guys, have fun and always remember why you're riding! Please use this gift from my company to cover your operating expenses for the race!!!
To Chris: I am sending you the ELKs Application Money in the form of a donation. Money well spent. What you guys are doing is cool and I admire when people can combine a personal goal and an altruistic charitable event. As a Certified "Dudest Preist", I say GO DUDES! Dave & Lisa PS - You can use me as a reference when Trump stops you at THE WALL.... ;P
Ryan, Matt, Chris & Erik: 3,000 miles?! I'm not sure which outshines the other: your determination or your generosity! This feat will undoubtedly be challenging, but with a heart of gold like yours, you will successfully achieve it. Should you pass by South Florida, you all have a place to stay. Safe travels and best of luck on your journey! I'm rooting for you! - Leila P.
Woohoo! Good luck guys!
Have a great time and good luck at the race!
You guys are BEYOND awesome!! Best of luck to you all!!
Weak Knees and Dudes Good riding. I crewed for a 4 person team a few years back. Fun but hard work. I will be making a few donations between now and your ride but I'm now battling my own bout of cancer so most of energy will go to fight this disease. On On. KickStand aka Pete Dady
Just don't let Eric slow the group down.
Let's do this!
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