John Strassenreiter

John Strassenreiter
Cancer is the biggest killer of kids from disease in the USA, 38 children die every week. Please donate now and support my challenge to fight kids' cancer!
I've Ridden 843.0 mi to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 1635th
  • State: 10th in ME
  • My Team: 184th
I've raised $700.67 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Kelly Rogers, Seany Rogers,Leanne Kozak, Jean Forman

Riding this year for my niece, Kelly Rogers who was diagnosed with kidney cancer when she was only a little girl of 4. Her battle with this was successful and she is my hero for being such a tough fighter!! She just had her third major surgery recently and the results are still pending. Nephew Seany Rogers has been fighting numerous medical issues since he was a child and has shown an amazing ability to deal with every one of them. His zest for life is unmatched!! Sadly I am adding Kevin Lynch to my tribute list. Kevin was a runner on my teams back in the '70's and just lost his brief battle with leukemia. So I am dedicating my rides to you too Kevin. Also another former student, Leanne Kozak who lost her battle with melanoma last year. I am also adding Jean Forman to my tribute. Since her diagnosis with cancer last summer, Jean has fought this disease with so much courage and determination... she is my new hero!

My Story

  • 8.9 mi ride - Searsmont: Moody Mountain - Monday, August 21, 2017
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  • 7.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Sunday, August 20, 2017

    From Pond Rd to Searsmont

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  • 5.5 mi ride - Searsmont - Saturday, August 19, 2017
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  • 7.4 mi ride - Rockland - Friday, August 18, 2017
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  • 11.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Thursday, August 17, 2017

    From Pond Rd to Searsmont

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  • 800 Miles Since June
    16 Aug 2017

    A great ride today in Searsmont up on Moody Mountain. Have logged over 800 miles since June 1st. Thinking of little Camden in the picture and all the other children fighting cancer with the courage of little warriors!!

    800 Miles Since June
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  • 12.0 mi ride - Moody Mountain and Muzzy Ridge - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    From Muzzy Ridge Rd to Route 131

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  • 12.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    From Pond Rd to Searsmont

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  • Still out there trekking.
    14 Aug 2017

    Great ride today in Belfast on the Rail to Trail and over 12 miles the other dy from Searsmont to Morrill..coming up to 800 miles since June!!!

    Still out there trekking.
    Posted 7 days ago
  • 9.1 mi ride - Belfast Rail to Trail - Monday, August 14, 2017

    From Armistice Bridge to Steamboat Landing

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  • 5.0 mi ride - Portland, Maine - Sunday, August 13, 2017

    From Shipyard Brewery to Hancock St

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  • 8.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Saturday, August 12, 2017

    From Pond Rd to Searsmont

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  • 12.5 mi ride - Searsmont to Moreill - Friday, August 11, 2017

    From NE Road to Acadia Hwy

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  • 7.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Thursday, August 10, 2017

    From Pond Rd to Searsmont

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  • 7.8 mi ride - Belfast Rail to Trail - Thursday, August 10, 2017

    From Memorial Bridge to Belfast and Moosehead RR Station

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  • Still Trekking in Maine
    9 Aug 2017

    You know you're biking in Maine when you come across a giant pine tree stump like this one. Bet this tree was over 200 years old!! Up to 730 miles this week and still going strong.

    Still Trekking in Maine
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  • 5.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    From Pond Rx to Searsmont

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  • 4.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    From Searsmont to Pond Rd

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  • 7.0 mi ride - Quantabacook 🚴🏼 - Monday, August 7, 2017

    From Pond Rd to Searsmont

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  • 5.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Sunday, August 6, 2017

    From Pond RD to Searsmont

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  • Got My Certificate
    5 Aug 2017

    This reflects my rides and donations for June to July this year. Finished in the top 10 in Maine (#7) again for the third year in a row. The kids I rode for like Calli and Camden,face a life time of medical issues but hopefully they will persevere like my niece Kelly.

    Got My Certificate
    Posted 16 days ago
  • 9.5 mi ride - Belfast, Maine - Saturday, August 5, 2017

    From Route 1 South to Steamboat Landing

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  • 10.5 mi ride - Quantabacook - Friday, August 4, 2017

    From Pond Rd to Searsmont

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  • 4.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Thursday, August 3, 2017

    From Pond Rd to Searsmont

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  • 4.0 mi ride - Belfast - Thursday, August 3, 2017
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  • 4.0 mi ride - Searsmont - Wednesday, August 2, 2017
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  • 7.0 mi ride - Searsmont: Moody Mt and Muzzy Ridge - Wednesday, August 2, 2017
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  • 3.0 mi ride - Morrill, Maine - Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    From Acadia Hwy to Belfast-Augusta RD.

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  • 5.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    From Pond Rx to Searsmont

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  • A New Milestone Reached
    31 Jul 2017

    I have participated in the Great Cycle Challenge for three years and this week reached a total in mileage I could never have imagined...8,000 miles!! Thank you to my friends and family who have sponsored me on this quest..I can see 10K in my future sometime next year!!

    A New Milestone Reached
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  • 4.2 mi ride - New England RD., Searsmont - Monday, July 31, 2017
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  • 3.5 mi ride - Pond RD. Searsmont - Monday, July 31, 2017
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  • 8.3 mi ride - Quantabacook - Sunday, July 30, 2017

    From Pond Rd to Searsmont

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  • 2.8 mi ride - Belfast - Sunday, July 30, 2017
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  • 4.2 mi ride - Portland - Saturday, July 29, 2017
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  • 4.0 mi ride - Searsmont - Friday, July 28, 2017
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  • 11.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Thursday, July 27, 2017

    From Pond rd to Searsmont

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  • 9.7 mi ride - Belfast - Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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  • 13.5 mi ride - Belfast, Maine - Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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  • Still Out There Trekking..600 Miles !!
    25 Jul 2017

    A good week riding on the new Belfast Rail to Trail along the Passagassawaukeag River. At 600 miles, I am now in the top 10 in Maine and #7 in fundraising...feeling good today!! Thank you to my friends and family who have supported me all these miles!!

    Still Out There Trekking..600 Miles !!
    Posted 27 days ago
  • 10.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Monday, July 24, 2017

    From Pond Rd to Zearsmont

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  • 5.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Sunday, July 23, 2017

    From Pond Rx to Searsmont

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  • 7.1 mi ride - Belfast Rail to Trail - Saturday, July 22, 2017
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  • 6.4 mi ride - Searsmont - Saturday, July 22, 2017
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  • 7.1 mi ride - Belfast Rail to Trail - Friday, July 21, 2017
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  • 4.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Thursday, July 20, 2017

    From Pond Rx to Searsmont

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  • 10.5 mi ride - Belfast Rail to Trail - Thursday, July 20, 2017
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  • 9.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    From Searsmont

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  • 3.0 mi ride - Augusta, Maine - Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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  • 5.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    From Pond Rd to Searsmont

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  • 10.2 mi ride - Muzzy Ridge and Moody Mt.,Searsmont - Monday, July 17, 2017
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  • 500 Miles !!!
    16 Jul 2017

    Have now exceeded 500 miles since June first and the riding had been pretty good here in Maine. Thinking of this little boy Camden who is now fighting so hard to accept bone marrow transplants. He has been really suffering from unimaginable side effects and the Great Cycle Challenge community is out there supporting this little Warrior. We are with you Camden every mile we trek!!

    500 Miles !!!
    Posted 36 days ago
  • 6.0 mi ride - Belfast Celtic Fedtival🍀 - Sunday, July 16, 2017
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  • 8.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Saturday, July 15, 2017

    From Searsmont

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  • 5.4 mi ride - Searsmont.. Lincolnville RD to Pond Rd - Saturday, July 15, 2017
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  • 4.2 mi ride - Searsmont - Friday, July 14, 2017
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  • 7.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Thursday, July 13, 2017

    From Searsmont

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  • 6.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    From Searsmont

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  • 10.6 mi ride - Tuesday, July 11, 2017
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  • The Little Warrior
    11 Jul 2017

    Camden is a little boy facing the most terrible ordeal imaginable. He had intensive chemo treatments this week and although awful, seemed to get through it with the heart of a young lion!! Now he faces bone marrow transplants this month!! I did a ride for him in Camden, Maine last week and this is the update!! He's a Little Warrior for sure!!

    The Little Warrior
    Posted 41 days ago
  • 5.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    From Searsmont

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  • 4.0 mi ride - Rockland to Thomason, Maine(v) - Monday, July 10, 2017
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  • 8.4 mi ride - Rolland Lighthouse and Samoset - Monday, July 10, 2017
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  • 7.5 mi ride - Quantabacook - Saturday, July 8, 2017

    From Pond RD. to Searsmont

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  • 6.9 mi ride - Rail to Trail Belfast - Saturday, July 8, 2017
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  • 5.0 mi ride - Muzzy Ridge, Searsmont - Saturday, July 8, 2017
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  • 3.2 mi ride - Afternoon Ride Pond Road - Friday, July 7, 2017
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  • 7.7 mi ride - Moody Mt to Quantabacook Lake - Friday, July 7, 2017
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  • Finished My June Rides
    6 Jul 2017

    Well the month certainly flew by.. no pun!! Logged 372 miles and raised $666 thanks to my generous family sponsors!! I have continued riding and had a memorable ride in Camden yesterday as a tribute to a little boy named Camden who is fighting for his life this week after surgery. This was for you Little Warrior!!

    Finished My June Rides
    Posted 46 days ago
  • 5.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Thursday, July 6, 2017

    From Pond Rd

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  • 5.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    From Searsmont

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  • 10.8 mi ride - Camden to Rockport 😊 - Wednesday, July 5, 2017
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  • 8.0 mi ride - Quanta - Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    From Searsm

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  • 3.7 mi ride - Searsmont - Monday, July 3, 2017
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  • 14.0 mi ride - Rockland, Maine😎🚴🏼 - Monday, July 3, 2017
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  • 4.7 mi ride - Belmont to Searsmont - Sunday, July 2, 2017
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  • 5.8 mi ride - Searsmont - Saturday, July 1, 2017
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  • 11.4 mi ride - Belfast along Rail to Trail 372 miles this month!👍🚴🏼 - Friday, June 30, 2017
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  • 9.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Friday, June 30, 2017

    From Searsmont

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  • 5.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Thursday, June 29, 2017

    From Searsmont

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  • 4.3 mi ride - Belfast - Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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  • 7.1 mi ride - N. Searsmont to Quantabacook - Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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  • 6.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    From Searsmont

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  • 4.9 mi ride - Searsmont - Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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  • 12.2 mi ride - Searsmont to Montville on Woodsman Mill Road - Monday, June 26, 2017
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  • 5.2 mi ride - Ekk - Sunday, June 25, 2017
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  • 3.7 mi ride - Slow cruising Portland - Sunday, June 25, 2017
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  • 3.0 mi ride - Quantabacook Lake - Sunday, June 25, 2017

    From Searsmont

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  • A Good Week
    24 Jun 2017

    Logged over 80 miles this week and was honored by the Great Cycle folks on their FB page!! All for my niece Kelly and all the little ones out there facing deadly cancers and a life time of treatments! God Bless You All...

    A Good Week
    Posted 58 days ago
  • 3.7 mi ride - Searsmont - Saturday, June 24, 2017
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  • 6.0 mi ride - Lincolnville RD.,Searsmont🌨 - Saturday, June 24, 2017
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  • 7.5 mi ride - Moody Mountain RD to Quantabacook Lake - Friday, June 23, 2017
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  • 9.2 mi ride - Rockland, Maine - Friday, June 23, 2017
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  • 14.5 mi ride - Quantabacook - Thursday, June 22, 2017

    From Pond RD to Searsmont

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  • 10.7 mi ride - Belfast/Augusta RD. :Belmont Corners to Searsmont - Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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  • 12.4 mi ride - Moody Mt./ Muzzy Ridge and Magog RD. - Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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  • 4.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Monday, June 19, 2017

    From Pond Road to Searsmont

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  • 5.6 mi ride - Belmont to Searsmont - Monday, June 19, 2017
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  • 5.1 mi ride - Belmont to Quantabacook. Across Maine Trek today - Sunday, June 18, 2017
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  • 7.1 mi ride - Across Maine Trek.. Belmont - Sunday, June 18, 2017
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  • Riding Rockland
    17 Jun 2017

    A good ride today on the back road to Rockland and at Chicawauke Pond I stopped to check out the Kiwanis kids fishing derby. But when I saw the hot dog stand, I couldn't resist... the best part was meeting these two little girls Madeline and Olivia. They were a hoot and could sell you anything!! Their Grandma, Ginger is a retired Social Studies teacher from Camden and we had to share stories of course!! One of my best bike rides ever.. it's who you meet out there trekking that makes this so much fun!!

    Riding Rockland
    Posted 65 days ago
  • 12.1 mi ride - Rockland, Maine - Saturday, June 17, 2017
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  • 6.1 mi ride - Searsmont, Maine - Friday, June 16, 2017
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  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $500 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 67 days ago
  • 7.5 mi ride - Carle Place: Half Way Mark!! 195 miles 🚴🏼😎 - Thursday, June 15, 2017
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  • 6.5 mi ride - Morning Ride Carle Place🌞 - Thursday, June 15, 2017
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  • Half Way Mark Reached...196 miles!!
    14 Jun 2017

    A good week riding in Maine and New York. Came back to Carle Place after a visit with Sara and baby Bea in Portland. Got some really good rides in even though there was record high temperatures for several days. Over 100' at LaGuardia Airport yesterday!! As we drove over the Throgs Neck Br. on Monday it was 99'... half way and I have logged 196 miles so far. And thanks to the generous contributions Noreen, Sara, sister Jan and Laurie my matching total was $210 and I achieved my goal of $500!!

    Half Way Mark Reached...196 miles!!
    Posted 68 days ago
  • 12.8 mi ride - Carle Place...beautiful Spring day to ride!!😎 - Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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  • 3.0 mi ride - Morning Ride Carle Place..🇺🇸🚴🏼🌨 - Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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  • 3.5 mi ride - Carle Place/Westbury - Tuesday, June 13, 2017
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  • 7.8 mi ride - Morning Ride Carle Place.. very hot!! 90 + - Tuesday, June 13, 2017
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  • 2.1 mi ride - Portland Trail - Monday, June 12, 2017
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  • 6.3 mi ride - Portland, Maine - Monday, June 12, 2017
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  • Trekking Portland, Maine
    11 Jun 2017

    Stopped in Portland on the way to LI to see Sara and baby Bea. Got a chance to ride Deering Park even though temps reached 94' today!! Not a long ride but it's and awfully pretty park and I reached 7,500 miles on my Cycle Challenge since June 2015. Feeling pretty good today!!

    Trekking Portland, Maine
    Posted 71 days ago
  • 7.2 mi ride - Deering Park, Portland - Sunday, June 11, 2017
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  • 2.5 mi ride - Belfast Rail to Trail - Sunday, June 11, 2017
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  • 7.2 mi ride - Belfast Rail to Trail - Saturday, June 10, 2017
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  • 2.7 mi ride - Pond RD in Searsmont..🌨 - Friday, June 9, 2017
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  • 5.2 mi ride - Searsmont, Maine (v) - Thursday, June 8, 2017
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  • 3.0 mi ride - Portland, Maine - Thursday, June 8, 2017

    From Hancock St. to Ocean Gateway

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  • 5.4 mi ride - Freeport,Maine(v) - Thursday, June 8, 2017
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  • First Week Logged
    8 Jun 2017

    A good start to my 2017 Great Cycle Challenge. Some interesting rides in Searsmont, Rockland and Belfast, Maine. My monthly goal is 300 miles and I logged 113 miles so far, so I might have to increase my goal... we shall see. It all comes down to the weather here in Maine this time of year.

    First Week Logged
    Posted 75 days ago
  • 10.4 mi ride - Belmont Corners to Searsmont - Wednesday, June 7, 2017
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  • 6.4 mi ride - Searsport, Maine (v) - Wednesday, June 7, 2017
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  • 8.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    From Wahnahgeesha Dr to Searsmont

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  • 12.3 mi ride - Belfast, Maine...Good Karma Farm - Tuesday, June 6, 2017
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  • 10.0 mi ride - Quantabacook - Sunday, June 4, 2017

    From Wahnahgeesha Dr to Searsmont

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  • 6.0 mi ride - Searsmont to Belmont - Sunday, June 4, 2017
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  • 5.2 mi ride - Ride in the rain on Pond RD. - Sunday, June 4, 2017
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  • 4.0 mi ride - Morning Ride Belfast, Maine - Sunday, June 4, 2017
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  • 5.7 mi ride - Searsmont - Saturday, June 3, 2017
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  • 14.1 mi ride - Belfast Rail to Trail 5k and bike ride 🚴🏼🏃 - Saturday, June 3, 2017
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  • 10.5 mi ride - Belfast..Rail to Trail🚴🏼 - Friday, June 2, 2017
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  • 3.4 mi ride - Evening Ride Pond RD. - Thursday, June 1, 2017
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  • A New Challenge Begins
    1 Jun 2017

    First ride of the new Great Cycle Challenge.. my third year!! Rode from Liberty to Searsmont up the New England Road and finished on Pond RD. here at Quantabacook Lake. Stopped at the New Life Church in Montville because I thought it symbolizes my new start. It is pictured here in the collage.

    A New Challenge Begins
    Posted 81 days ago
  • 11.3 mi ride - Liberty to Searsmont, Maine - Thursday, June 1, 2017

    From New Life Church to Pond Road

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  • 6.0 mi ride - Quantabacook Lake....First Ride of new Challenge!! - Thursday, June 1, 2017
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  • Belfast Rail to Trail..Last Ride 2016-17
    31 May 2017

    Finished up a great 12 months with a ride along the new Belfast Rail to Trail. Will be competing in their first 5K run this Saturday so it was a good opportunity to check it out. This trail runs along the Passagassawakeag River(place to spear sturgeon) from the Memorial Bridge to the old Belfast & Moosehead Lake RR station. What a great place to bike, walk or run!! My total mileage logged is 4,298 compared to last year's 3,064... I'm a biking fool for sure but loving every mile because it's all for the kids!!

    Belfast Rail to Trail..Last Ride 2016-17
    Posted 82 days ago
  • Rockland to Owl's Head
    31 May 2017

    Might be my last long training ride before the new challenge begins June 1st. and it was a journey of discovery today. On the way to Owl's Head,I took the back roads through Thomaston and found Kelly's St. As you all know,my rides are all dedicated to my niece Kelly Rogers. On the way back to Rockland I saw this big schooner high and dry near the railroad tracks and discovered the little museum of steam power and sailing. Of course in Rockland I had to get a lobster picture because that's where the world's biggest lobster festival is held every year!!

    Rockland to Owl's Head
    Posted 83 days ago
  • Back In Maine
    25 May 2017

    First week back here in Maine and despite some typical "dank" Spring weather, I have been training hard for June's big rides!! Had a great ride today down in Rockland on the back road to the lighthouse and Samoset Resort. Here I am at the Samoset which is fondly remembered for their great brunches back in the day!!

    Back In Maine
    Posted 88 days ago
  • Exciting News
    17 May 2017

    Was notified this week that Kelly and I will be featured with our picture on the giant Jumbotron in Times Square!! The Great Cycle Challenge folks say Kelly's story is such an inspiration and they like all the sponsors we have!! Check out their FB page on 5/24 and maybe you'll see us along with about 2,500 riders!!

    Exciting News
    Posted 96 days ago
  • Leaving Florida
    10 May 2017

    My last Florida rides today. Over 16 miles in Madeira Beach and Lake Seminole. Temps getting to high for this Yankee!! Heading back to Long Island for a couple of weeks then up to Maine!! Leaving the flat lands of Florida for the hills of Down East!! Almost 4,200 miles logged since last June so I think I'm ready for the new Great Cycle Challenge next month! It was tough saying good bye to Keith and the girls and sister Jan plus sister-of-the-heart Laurie but we will all meet this summer at the lake!!!

    Leaving Florida
    Posted 103 days ago
  • Riding For Kelly: New Milestone
    1 May 2017

    It's May Day and I reached 4,000 miles this morning after a nice ride in Boca Ciega and across Dhume Rd. in Seminole. Started my second Great Cycle Challenge back on June 1st in Maine and here I am exactly 11 months later in Florida!! It's been quite a journey and the best part is the good news after Kelly's third major surgery since her kidney cancer when she was only 4 years old. You are my motivation Kelly and my hero!

    Riding For Kelly: New Milestone
    Posted 112 days ago
  • St. Anthony's Triathlon
    30 Apr 2017

    I guess technically a triathlon includes a swim and a run but it is mostly a bike race after all. I rode for the Great Cycle Challenge in my 5th Meek & Mighty in St. Petersburg and finished second place in my age group... that's 4/5 second place finishes but I did win 2 years ago!! Interesting that I represented Maine and the fellow who beat me was born in Maine!! The memorable moment to me was volunteering at the athlete check in and meeting 85 yr old Molly from Montana competing in her 30th triathlon!!

    St. Anthony's Triathlon
    Posted 113 days ago
  • A New Milestone Reached
    26 Apr 2017

    Perfect weather here in Florida for some long rides and reached 7,000 miles today since starting the Cycle Challenge in Maine back in 2015. It's been quite an adventure..so much to see and so many people to meet. Thank you to all of my supporters because we are close to $3,000 in total donations!! And I will continue on this journey.

    A New Milestone Reached
    Posted 118 days ago
  • Earth Day 2017...a new milestone!
    22 Apr 2017

    Reached 3,900 miles today trekking since June 1, 2016. Here's an evening sky photo I took on Quantabacook Lake last week in Maine. I would like to think that something this beautiful will last forever but with the current assaults on Mother Nature by humans, I have my doubts...so sad. The good news this week is that Kelly Rogers is recovering nicely from her surgery!!👍

    Earth Day 2017...a new milestone!
    Posted 121 days ago
  • Such Good News
    16 Apr 2017

    Kelly got through her surgery and her doctors at Sloan are very optimistic. It will take some time to recover but knowing how tough she is she will be up and about pretty quickly!! A great week here in Maine with record temperatures and we got to spend time with Sara and baby Bea!! Here's a collage of my trek in Freeport today. Upper left is at the Civil War monument.

    Such Good News
    Posted 128 days ago
  • Riding For Kelly
    13 Apr 2017

    Prayers for our niece Kelly Rogers who is having her third surgery at Memorial Sloan Hospital. When she was 4 years old, Kelly was operated on for a Wilms tumor in her kidney. This little girl showed the courage of a lion enduring unimaginable pain and discomfort. She is my hero and the reason why I am riding to bring attention to childhood cancer.

    Riding For Kelly
    Posted 131 days ago
  • Back on Long Island
    11 Apr 2017

    Some good rides this week on my old Schwinn bike all over Carle Place and up to Old Westbury. The weather was great and it was so good to spend time at home with the grandkids!! And Jessie's wedding in Brooklyn was something else!!

    Back on Long Island
    Posted 132 days ago
  • A Good Day To Ride
    4 Apr 2017

    First week of April here in Florida and with sunny skies and a fair wind it was a good day to ride up Gulf Blvd. from Madeira Beach to Seminole. Rode through Millenium Park and stopped at the rattlesnake crossing.. now how do the snakes know this is where they are supposed to cross the road? (April Fools!!) The little truck and the new sign at Indian shores was pretty neat to see!! Over 15 mikes today and 6,800 miles logged since June 2015.

    A Good Day To Ride
    Posted 139 days ago
  • A Good Month to Ride!
    23 Mar 2017

    Perfect weather this time of year in Florida along the Gulf Coast. Sometimes a bit windy (it is March after all) but low humidity and sunny skies!! Here I am at the Madeira Beach FD shark on my St.Patrick's Day ride. Reached 3,600 miles this week!

    A Good Month to Ride!
    Posted 151 days ago
  • A new milestone reached!!
    14 Mar 2017

    Trekking the roads and trails back here in Boca and achieved a new milestone on my 2 year Cycle Challenge 6,500 miles and 3,500 miles since June!! Feeling pretty good!!

    A new milestone reached!!
    Posted 160 days ago
  • Back Trekking in Florida
    8 Mar 2017

    Warm temps. clear skies and low humidity..perfect conditions for some nice long bike rides back at the condo in Boca Ciega!! Passed 3,400 miles this week!!

    Back Trekking in Florida
    Posted 167 days ago
  • Trek up Munjoy Hill, Portland
    1 Mar 2017

    Good trek up a steep hill in Portland's East End this week. Got to see the old Observatory built in 1807. Got a neat picture with the sun just behind the top of the observatory. Over 3,300 miles trekked since last June!

    Trek up Munjoy Hill, Portland
    Posted 173 days ago
  • A Blessed Event
    23 Feb 2017

    Up here in Portland trekking like a madman for 3 weeks awaiting the arrival of Sara's baby, our 7th grand child. Well,on Monday the 20th at 6:52 AM, baby Bea Elizabeth Gregoire Strassenreiter arrived and this little bundle of joy has already captured my heart!! Now we get to spend the rest of the month getting to know this cutie pie!! A month to remember for sure!!

    A Blessed Event
    Posted 179 days ago
  • Deering Park
    16 Feb 2017

    Took a trek through a gem of a park here in Portland yesterday. Tons of snow made it tough but I can only imagine how nice it would be next summer!!!!

    Deering Park
    Posted 186 days ago
  • After the Blizzard
    15 Feb 2017

    Over 20" of snow fell in yesterday's blizzard.. winds of 40 mph!! This morning was beautiful and was able to get in enough miles to go over 3,200 since June!!

    After the Blizzard
    Posted 188 days ago
  • Keep on Trekking
    11 Feb 2017

    The weather is pretty nasty up here in Maine this week but I'm getting in some nice Spin Bike Challenge Miles at the gym in Sara's condo. Reached a new milestone since June 2015.

    Keep on Trekking
    Posted 191 days ago
  • 7 Feb 2017

    I am riding in the 2017 Great Cycle Challenge this June to fight kids' cancer!

    Because right now, cancer is the largest killer of children from disease in the US AND on average, 38 children die from cancer every week.

    So I am raising funds to help these kids and support Children's Cancer Research Fund to allow them to continue their work to develop lifesaving treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer.

    Please sponsor my challenge to give these kids the chance for a better future.

    Thank you for your support.

    John

    Posted 195 days ago
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