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About Eric Vander Lee


My name is Eric Vander Lee! I'm a 20 year old college student currently working for a degree in Nursing and Spanish at Augustana College in the good town of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. When I'm not studying, I'm busy working one of my three jobs either at Augustana, Sanford Health or Meaningful Medicine. Maybe someday I'll slow down :P (no promises)

In the meantime, I'm also a self-proclaimed adventurer determined to squeeze every bit out of this life that I possibly can! 

Last summer, I cycled the full 4,295 miles along the Northern Tier route with Bike the US for MS. Along the way, I had what was by far the best experience of my life. My horizons were opened and I experienced so much. I also had the chance to make a difference in the lives of those with MS. Collectively, my teammates and I raised more than $100,000 for the cause and completed some amazing service projects! 

Meeting people that were living with MS opened my eyes to how terrible the disease is and pushed me to carry forward on even the hardest of days. I found myself moved on multiple levels after seeing the strength and perseverance of individuals all across the country living with MS. Moreover, the bond that I formed with my teammates was like no other, and I will undoubtedly treasure the friendships that were forged during the journey for life. I saw first-hand the difference our efforts made and grew immensly as a person. While I entered the journey relatively unprepared and weak, by the end of the trip I found myself changed for the better in so many ways. 

This summer, I've decided to do it again! This time from Yorktown, VA to San Franciso, CA. Just like last summer, I have pledged to raise 1 dollar for each mile that I will cycle- and I need your help!

If you would like, consider supporting my ride! Each dollar helps and gets me one mile closer to my goal! 

Donation is easy:

-You can give right here with a credit card.


-Write a check payable to “Bike the US for MS” with “Eric Vander Lee” written in the memo line. Then send it to:

Bike the US for MS 
PO Box 10001  
Blacksburg, VA 24062 

Donations are tax deductible. Tax deduction information: Bike the US for MS Inc is a 501c3 tax exempt organization with tax ID #27-2192426 

Also, consider following me along my next journey via Facebook and Twitter

You can also check out my blog from last summer at

Thanks! :D

Eric Vander Lee's Fundraising

TRANSAM 2015 TEAM TOTAL: $191723

ALL 2015 TEAMS TOTAL: $578429

RAISED: $3645
Eric Vander Lee $2000.00
Eric Vander Lee $500.00
Anonymous $350.00
Coffee Shop Buddy $100.00
Louann Schmidt $100.00
Sietsma Larry $100.00
Traci Faulkner $100.00
Anna Tims $50.00
Diane Mattens $50.00
Michelle Ellis $50.00
Ralph and Johanna Felten $50.00
Richard Davies $50.00
Alyssa Hibbing $25.00
Drew Gallagher $20.00
Jake Connealy $20.00
Kevin Marshall $20.00
Ron Lampkins $20.00
Beth Anderson $10.00
Duncan Moore $10.00
Erin Rath $10.00
Robert Beger $10.00

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