YILIN SONG

Hometown
Beijing,China
College
Chinese Academy of Sciences, PHD in Computer Science
Bike
Trek Emonda SL5
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About Yilin Song

Hi, everyone!

My name is Yilin Song, I came to America this May. Before this, I was a IT strategy manager back in Beijing, China. Current days are kind of like the "gap year" I always wanted. I am in my 30th, and I do not know when will be the next time I can get such a long "vacation". So I think it is time to do some really awesome and meaningful things. I searched "cycle cross USA" through google, and found this wonderful opportunity. I can enjoy cycling and helpling others at the same time. It is always the thing I want to do, even better!

I am obsessed of almost all the outdoor activities, especially running, hiking and cycling. When I was doing such things, I felt more connected to the place. I like the feeling of exploring the world on my own. Everytime I push myself to the limit, I felt I was becoming a better version of me. Compared with running and hiking, I love cycling more. First, a bicycle can take us further. What's more important, during cycling we can meet people with the same free mind and kind will. In the past two years, I cycled along Taiwan Island (9 days, 625 miles with many hills more than 2000 meters) and Qinghai Lake in China (5 days, 280 miles, the average altitude is 3200 meters). And I got great friends from those trips.

And this time, I am joining 2016 Pacific Coast Bike Team for "Bike The US for MS". The route is from Seattle to San Diego, 1852 miles in total. Every mile I ride mean $1 for MS research. MS (Multiple Sclerosis) is the most common autoimmune disorder affecting the central nervous system. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as loss of vision or even paralysis. In 2013, about 2.3 million people were affected globally. That year about 20,000 people died from MS. The number is increased every year. There is no known cure for MS. Therefore, research funding is extremely important and is the first step to helping all people afflicted.

Please click the donate button on this page and fund the important MS research while helping me take on this great challenge. I truly appreciate all the support and help!

Yilin Song's Fundraising

PACIFIC COAST 2016 TEAM TOTAL: $39012

ALL 2016 TEAMS TOTAL: $372998

PERSONAL GOAL: $1852
RAISED: $2218
Chen Tien Lo $300.00
Anonymous $300.00
Anonymous $300.00
Anonymous $300.00
JIAJIE QU $168.00
Kai Liu $100.00
Muyang Li $100.00
Xiao Xiao $100.00
Xiaofei Wang $100.00
xiaorui yang $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
yurong chen $100.00
Anonymous $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Ming Leong Lau $50.00