About Edward Hayes

Hello Everyone,

Thanks for taking a minute to look at my bio.  I’m looking forward to learning something about my team members whom I’ll be sharing all or parts of the MS 2016 Southern Tier ride across the US with.

I’m a recently retired engineer and now, at this junction in my life, finally have the time to take on my greatest cycling dream and challenge….to cycle across the America.  With luck perhaps I’ll get to do it more than once.

Bicycle touring is something I’ve wanted to do since I was in high school.  With one thing or another it was 35 years later in 2010 until I first completed a four day point to point tour traversing the state of South Carolina from Greenville to Beaufort.  My first multi-day back to back metric centuries were accomplished only the previous September at the MS Atlanta ride in  Pine Mountain, GA which convinced me that I could commit mentally and physically to tour riding.  I’ve found that bicycle touring is something that usually invokes pained expressions on the faces of most people I’ve ever described the experience to.  “That doesn’t sound much like a vacation” they would often say.  To each his for her own I suppose and with that said I continued my tour riding since that time with tours in Florida, Georgia and some self made up tours on Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley in NY state.  Since my initial MS ride event I have participated in a couple other MS rides, the fall 2011 MS Breakaway To The Beach ride in NC and a return to the MS Atlanta ride again in 2013.  The MS rides have all had an unmistakable sense of comradery and common purpose to help others.  Through out all my cycling experiences I’ve met some amazing people who I know will all be pulling for me on the 2016 MS Southern Tour ride across the US.  I’m sure this experience will only add to that company.

If you would care to donate in support of me to this most worthwhile cause, just click the “Donate” button to the right of my picture.  Your support is most gratefully appreciated!

Edward Hayes' Fundraising

SOUTHERN TIER 2016 TEAM TOTAL: $72957

ALL 2016 TEAMS TOTAL: $372998

PERSONAL GOAL: $3070
RAISED: $5600
Anonymous $1300.00
GE Matching Gift $1300.00
GE Foundation Matching Gifts $1175.00
Anonymous $400.00
Elaine Hayes $200.00
Hilary Hayes $200.00
William Standera $200.00
Anonymous $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Fernando Casanova $100.00
Ian Wilson $100.00
Lisa De Bellis $100.00
Lynn Naparty $100.00
Barbara Schirle $50.00
Harry Darling $25.00
Jean Johnson $25.00
matthew Parinella $25.00