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About Andrea Wilches

I am so excited to be joining the Pacific Coast team this summer!  Last summer I was a segment cyclist on the Northern Tier and it was a life changing experience for me.  Four years ago I was diagnosed with MS but joining Bike the US was the first time I was ready to face it, talk about it and become involved with the community... and I am so grateful I did.  

I was brand new to cycling before I joined and it was apparent. Day one, I wiped out just trying to clip in (scars to prove), rode on pretty much flat tires for days before I realized (thanks to a fellow rider), took me about 14 hours to complete my first century ride (100 miles) BUT even with that, riding with this organization made me feel the strongest I’ve ever felt. I witnessed kindness, compassion and generosity that made me hopeful and proud to be a part of. I made life-long friends and memories.

During our rest days we volunteered at MS Centers, assisted with household chores for people living with MS and saw how the funds raised dramatically changes people’s lives. MS is thought to affect more than 2.5 million people and 200 people are diagnosed every week but it is not just that person that is impacted.  The ripples of impact are vast and I am so thrilled to continue riding for this cause this summer!

This year my goal is to raise $1852 (a dollar for every mile I’ll be riding) and I am not able to do this without your help!

Thank you so much for your support!

You can donate right here, by clicking the orange button OR by sending checks to

Bike the US for MS

PO Box 10001

Blacksburg, VA 24062


(and put my name in the memo)


Thank you, thank you!

Andrea Wilches' Fundraising


ALL 2017 TEAMS TOTAL: $462858

RAISED: $2899
Lawrence Pachon $502.00
Rich Wilches $501.00
SilasMeganOliverMadeline Pachon $300.00
Celmira Pachon $200.00
David Girardin $200.00
Allison Ortega $100.00
Jay and Deb Greenwood $100.00
Kristen Rush $100.00
Lucas Rotman $100.00
Tara Shambaugh $100.00
Yvonne Otero $100.00
Zay Chmangan $100.00
Vanessa Arthur $52.00
Alexis Querques $50.00
Ander Zurimendi $50.00
Cindy Schutte $50.00
Latonya Pogue $50.00
Michelle Stewart $50.00
Pauline David-Sax $50.00
Shifan Mahroof $50.00
Elvira Pachon $30.00
Gilbert Pachon $25.00
Caetano Sealock $19.00
Jennie Cohen $10.00
Luke Fadem $10.00