TIM BLACKSTONE

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Monument, CO
College
UCF
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Giant Defy 2
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About Tim Blackstone

Perth to Sydney

July 9th -  August 19th 2017

Bike The AU for MS cycling jersey

This will be the third leg in my Bike around the world for Multiple Sclerosis (MS.) In 2014, I rode from Yorktown, VA to San Francisco, CA (TransAm), and in 2015, I rode from John O'Groats, Scotland to Land’s End, England.

This year will be Perth, AU to Sydney, AU (2498 miles.) I will be riding with Pedal Away Cycle Tours of Australia, they are donating 10% of every registration to MSWA. Pedal Away tours is also giving a 10% discount on anyone that comes with me from the US or UK to ride as well. So, if you always wanted to ride across Australia, here is your chance.

My goal with this site is to raise one AU dollar for every mile or $1914 US dollars.90% of those donations go to Bike the US for MS and 10% goes to MSWA. Tax Deduction Information: Bike the US for MS Inc is a 501c3 tax exempt organization with tax ID #27-2192426. All expenses including the cost of the ride ($3943.21 US dollars), air travel ($2000), food and other travel expenses are paid by me. Your donations on this site all go directly to help stop MS in the US and Australia.

Given the cost to me in both dollars and time, you might ask "..why I am doing this?..." Well in the links above for my two pervious rides I explain what got me started on doing this ride around the world, but the main reason for riding around the world is because MS is the most widespread disabling neurological condition of young adults around the world! We can stop this in our life time. They make amazing breakthroughs every day, and your donation could be the one that puts us over the top for the critical research that is happening right now!

So, please donate right here online, or you can send a check to the address below

Bike the UK for MS

PO Box 10001

Blacksburg, VA 24062

Write checks out to "Bike the US for MS" and put my name (Tim Blackstone) in the memo line. Once the letter is received by the organization, they will post the donation to this website.

This year I will also be riding in honor of one person with MS each day of the ride.  Here is a picture of what I do during that day. So, every car, truck or fellow cyclist I pass while riding my bike sees your love one with MS name. We should honor those that suffer with this terrible disease because their struggle should not be alone!

Below is a list of all days of the ride. If you would like to have me ride for someone you know with MS, just make a donation and send me a note in the donation of the person’s name. I will add them to the list below, and if you also send me your email I will send a photo of the day I rode in their honor across Australia.

Riding in Honor of

DATE

ROUTE

DISTANCE IN KLM’s

Michelle Lowry

07-09-17

Perth Bell Tower to Northam

95

Linda Huyck

07-10-17

Northam to Kellerberrin

102

Jan Carr

07-11-17

Kellerberrin to Southern Cross

167

Heather Jeff

07-12-17

Southern Cross to Bush Camp

129

Mary Ann Alexander

07-13-17

Bush Camp to Coolgardie

56

Elizabeth Martin

07-14-17

Coolgardie to Norseman

167

Julie Ann Rublee

07-16-17

Norseman to Fraser Range Station

105

Patti Whitman

07-17-17

Fraser Range Station to Wooriba Rest Area

139

Tanja Smith

07-18-17

Woobiba Rest Area to Caiguna Road House

131

Cyndi kojo

07-19-17

Caiguna Road House to Cocklebiddy Roadhouse

93

 

07-20-17

Cocklebiddy Roadhouse to Rest Area

118

 

07-23-17

Rest Area to Eucla

156

Andrea Evans

07-23-17

Eucla to Nullabor Roadhouse

196

Karla Bogard

07-24-17

Nullabor Roadhouse to Nundroo Roadhouse

144

Jenny Bennett

07-25-17

Nundroo Roadhouse to Ceduna

153

 

07-27-17

Ceduna to Poochera

139

 

07-28-17

Poochera to Wudinna

72

 Ken Wheeler

07-29-17

Wudinna to Kimba

103

Julie Renehan

07-30-17

Kimba to Iron Knob

90

 Joe Wojszynski

07-31-17

Iron Knob to Port Augusta

72

Beth Ellis

08-02-17

Port Augusta to Jamestown

122

Beth Ellis

08-03-17

Jamestown to Burra

70

Beth Ellis

08-04-17

Burra to Morgan

87

 

08-05-17

Morgan to Renmark

113

 

08-06-17

Renmark to Mildura

137

Jennifer Barton

08-07-17

Mildura to Ballrenald

155

 

08-09-17

Ballrenald to Hay

134

 

08-10-17

Hay to Darlington Point

118

 Joeli Brill

08-11-17

Darlington Point to Narrandera

64

 

08-12-17

Narrandera to Wagga Wagga

99

Diana Batcman

08-13-17

Wagga Wagga to Gundagai

85

 

08-14-17

Gundagai to Yass

99

 

08-16-17

Yass to Golburn

87

 

08-17-17

Golburn to Mossvale

72

 

08-18-17

Mossvale to Wollongong

69

James Hallock

08-19-17

Wollongong to Sydney Opera House

83

Tim Blackstone's Fundraising

SELF-CONTAINED 2017 TEAM TOTAL: $57348

ALL 2017 TEAMS TOTAL: $460863

PERSONAL GOAL: $1914
RAISED: $2580
Monument Big R 12-hour Cycling Fundraiser $446.00
Tractor Supply Company Monument 12-hour Cycling Fundraiser $299.00
Andy & Kelly Steggles Charitable Fund $250.00
Linda Huyck $150.00
Kathy Van Vleet $122.00
Ben Goodkind $100.00
Jamey Jeff $100.00
Jen Ortiz $100.00
Michael Shim $100.00
Sheree Patterson $100.00
Mark Lowry $75.00
Anonymous $50.00
Carrie Culpepper $50.00
Hunter Montgomery $50.00
John Pan $50.00
Katie Pagano $50.00
Mark Lowry $50.00
Maxwell Frazier $50.00
Niluka B $50.00
Michelle Lowry $40.00
Jo Hamilton $30.00
Kimberly Hughes $30.00
Marilyn Schmiedel $30.00
Amy Ewing $25.00
Catherine Poon $25.00
Grant Jones $25.00
Patti Whitman $25.00
Austin Rodrigues $20.00
Holly Keener $20.00
Nicholas Mignogna $20.00
Raymond Alexander $20.00
Austin Rodrigues $15.00
Anonymous $13.00