Cycling for Our Heroes

Cycling for Our Heroes Join our 501(c)3 Community Support Group to help build and support the Fisher House at Perry Point VAMC. Million Thanks! We are a family-based group organized to serve others, especially our Military, Veterans, and their Families.
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We use the internet and cycling to raise awareness and serve others.

We use the internet and cycling to raise awareness and serve others.

Operating as usual

Good Morning Teammate!!Here are your opportunities to match donations to Fisher House Foundation in 2021.  You can match...
04/29/2021
Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride

Good Morning Teammate!!

Here are your opportunities to match donations to Fisher House Foundation in 2021. You can match:

Your employees' contributions.

Amount your cycling and fund raising teams raise.

Donations for a period of time, day, week, month.

Donations by Cyclists and Volunteers at https://chuckdemelkerlegacyride.eventbrite.com. (In addition to Deesflowersandgifts.net.)

Donations at the 11th Annual Chuck de Melker Legacy Bike Ride, Saturday, 25 September 2021 at Hopkins Farm Brewery, Havre de Grace, MD when we expect 400 or more volunteer cyclists.

Donations on giving Tuesday, 30 November 2021.

End-of-tax year donations.

Use your imagination.

Our goal is to be the top Fund Raiser for the second consecutive year in Fisher House Foundation's Proud Supporter Campaign.

Hopefully we'll be able to raise our current goal of $25,000 before the year is out!!

Contact me at [email protected] to join a GREAT Team doing GREAT things for our Military Veterans and their Families!!

Million Thanks,

Mike Layman

We raise funds and awareness for Fisher House Foundation.

Hi Team!!Proud that the 11th Annual Cycling for Perry Point Fisher House Ride is at https://hopkinsfarmbrewery.com/ on S...
03/24/2021
Hopkins Farm Brewery - Home

Hi Team!!

Proud that the 11th Annual Cycling for Perry Point Fisher House Ride is at https://hopkinsfarmbrewery.com/ on Saturday September 25, 2021. You can see the routes at the link below

https://ridewithgps.com/events/146188-chuck-de-melker-legacy-ride-2021.

We'll give you plenty of warning when we announce that registrations open.

You have a head start on those who do not "Like" our pages!! 😎

Million Thanks!!

Mike Layman

Grown, Harvested, Brewed and Served Locally in Harford County, Maryland

Volunteer here for the Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride -- All to raise funds and awareness for the Fisher House Foundation s...
03/24/2021
Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride

Volunteer here for the Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride -- All to raise funds and awareness for the Fisher House Foundation so Military Veterans and their Families have a nice place to stay for free when they visit the Hospital.

We raise funds and awareness for Fisher House Foundation.

Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride to be Saturday, 25 September 2021 in Harford County, Maryland, exact location to be announce...
03/12/2021

Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride to be Saturday, 25 September 2021 in Harford County, Maryland, exact location to be announced.

Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride to be Saturday, 25 September 2021 in Harford County, Maryland, exact location to be announced.

This is one reason Cycling for Perry Point Fisher House supports Fisher House Foundation
03/04/2021
Fisher House Foundation

This is one reason Cycling for Perry Point Fisher House supports Fisher House Foundation

“I believe that every step Anson has taken was because Minie was there to encourage and love him. Without a Fisher House, that never would have happened."

Here are the Opportunities to help us help our Veterans and their Families by raising Funds and Awareness for Fisher Hou...
02/24/2021

Here are the Opportunities to help us help our Veterans and their Families by raising Funds and Awareness for Fisher House Foundation in 2021.

Here are the Opportunities to help us help our Veterans and their Families by raising Funds and Awareness for Fisher House Foundation in 2021.

Hi Team!!  Getting ready for our 11th Year raising Funds and Awareness for Fisher House Foundation and you can help with...
02/17/2021

Hi Team!! Getting ready for our 11th Year raising Funds and Awareness for Fisher House Foundation and you can help with two things: An Event Name (Saturday 25 Sep) and a Team Name. Please nominations my way as soon as possible. All to help our Veterans and their Families! Million Thanks, Mike

Hi Team!! Getting ready for our 11th Year raising Funds and Awareness for Fisher House Foundation and you can help with two things: An Event Name (Saturday 25 Sep) and a Team Name. Please nominations my way as soon as possible. All to help our Veterans and their Families! Million Thanks, Mike

Here is your Cycling for Perry Point Fisher House annual report -- FANTASTIC TEAMWORK resulted in us finishing FIRST in ...
02/10/2021

Here is your Cycling for Perry Point Fisher House annual report -- FANTASTIC TEAMWORK resulted in us finishing FIRST in Fisher House Foundation's Proud Supporter Campaign. We've been working on making our 2021 season even better. Mark Saturday 25 September 2021 for our 11th annual cycling event. Together we'll do great stuff for our Veterans and their Families. Million Thanks!! Mike

Here is your Cycling for Perry Point Fisher House annual report -- FANTASTIC TEAMWORK resulted in us finishing FIRST in Fisher House Foundation's Proud Supporter Campaign. We've been working on making our 2021 season even better. Mark Saturday 25 September 2021 for our 11th annual cycling event. Together we'll do great stuff for our Veterans and their Families. Million Thanks!! Mike

Cycling for Perry Point Fisher House TEAM Accomplishments — 2020 -- Year of the Greatest TEAM ever!1:  Our TEAM’s Place ...
01/01/2021

Cycling for Perry Point Fisher House TEAM Accomplishments — 2020 -- Year of the Greatest TEAM ever!

1: Our TEAM’s Place in Fisher House Foundations’ Proud Supporter Campaign — National Champions!!

13: Businesses and Community Groups providing in-kind services — untold value.

35: Virtual Cyclists at Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride.

90: Actual Cyclists at Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride.

100: Percent Funds forwarded to Fisher House Foundation thanks to in-kind sponsors, volunteers, and cyclists.

9,200: Dollars raised for Fisher House Foundation and our Veterans' Families.

324,000: Estimated miles volunteer cyclists rode in training.

1,440,000: Estimated pedal revolutions at Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride

119,630,769: Estimated pedal revolutions volunteer cyclists spun (?spinned?) (?spunned?) in training.

MILLION THANKS!!

Mike Layman

Just a few days left in the 2020 tax year and our Cycling for Perry Point Fisher House Team is in second place in Fisher...
12/26/2020
2020 Proud Supporter Host Your Own Event

Just a few days left in the 2020 tax year and our Cycling for Perry Point Fisher House Team is in second place in Fisher House Foundation's Proud Supporter Campaign. Please help our Team to a "National Championship". Just $25 provides a Veteran and Family two free nights stay at a World-class place when they visit a Hospital. Best for 2021!! Million Thanks!! Mike

http://engage.fisherhouse.org/goto/perrypoint20

Build and Support a Fisher House on the Susquehanna Flats

1.  Thanks to amazing Teamwork, we are in First Place World-Wide in Fisher House Foundation's Proud Supporter Campaign (...
11/08/2020
2020 Proud Supporter Host Your Own Event

1. Thanks to amazing Teamwork, we are in First Place World-Wide in Fisher House Foundation's Proud Supporter Campaign (and would love to stay there).
2. Your donation to Fisher House Foundation during their special week helps our Veterans and their Families with free housing when they visit a hospital.
3. Charity Navigator awards Fisher House Foundation the highest award possible year after year.
4. Your donation makes a Great Tax Deduction at http://engage.fisherhouse.org/goto/perrypoint20.
Million Thanks!!
Mike

Build and Support a Fisher House on the Susquehanna Flats

1.  Thanks to amazing Teamwork, we are in First Place World-Wide in Fisher House Foundation's Proud Supporter Campaign (...
11/02/2020
2020 Proud Supporter Host Your Own Event

1. Thanks to amazing Teamwork, we are in First Place World-Wide in Fisher House Foundation's Proud Supporter Campaign (and would like to stay there).
2. Your donation to Fisher House Foundation helps our Veterans and their Families with free housing when they visit a hospital.
3. Charity Navigator awards Fisher House Foundation the highest award possible year after year.
4. Your donation makes a Great Tax Deduction at http://engage.fisherhouse.org/goto/perrypoint20.

Million Thanks!!

Mike

Build and Support a Fisher House on the Susquehanna Flats

Good Afternoon Veterans’ Supporter!CYCLING FOR PERRY POINT FISHER HOUSE BY-THE-NUMBERS:3,570.5:  Miles bicycled on Satur...
09/25/2020
2020 Proud Supporter Host Your Own Event

Good Afternoon Veterans’ Supporter!

CYCLING FOR PERRY POINT FISHER HOUSE BY-THE-NUMBERS:

3,570.5: Miles bicycled on Saturday 19 Sep at the Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride.

125: Cyclists riding virtually or in-person in 2020.

250,000: Miles cycled per year in training assuming 2,000 miles per cyclist.

2,000: Estimated value in dollars for in-kind supplies and services.

1,000: Estimated hours provided in volunteer services.

13: In-kind sponsors.

60: Folks sending funds to Fisher House Foundation to-date.

100: Percent funds collected going to Fisher House Foundation thanks to in-kind sponsors, volunteers, and cyclists.

6,622: Dollars currently at in the mail to Fisher House Foundation.

1: Place Cycling for Perry Point Fisher House will be in when the checks hit at Fisher House Foundation’s Proud Supporter Campaign — World-Wide.

25,000: Our 2020 goal in dollars so that our Veterans and their Families will have a nice place to stay for free when they visit the hospital.

Please help us help our Veterans and their Families at http://engage.fisherhouse.org/goto/perrypoint20.

Million Thanks!!

Mike Layman

Build and Support a Fisher House on the Susquehanna Flats

Cycling for Our Heroes's cover photo
09/24/2020

Cycling for Our Heroes's cover photo

Finding it difficult to find the words to describe the Great Job Brenda and Paul McCarthy and Evie de Melker did on the ...
09/24/2020

Finding it difficult to find the words to describe the Great Job Brenda and Paul McCarthy and Evie de Melker did on the display in Memory of Chuck on Saturday. Maybe fabulous, moving, perfecto, classy, humbling....... Help me out......

Cycling for Our Heroes's cover photo
09/24/2020

Cycling for Our Heroes's cover photo

Yellow Jacket
09/22/2020

Yellow Jacket

Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride, 19 Sep 2020
09/22/2020

Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride, 19 Sep 2020

The Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride to benefit our Veterans and their Families was a huge success thanks to an amazing Team....
09/20/2020
2020 Proud Supporter Host Your Own Event

The Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride to benefit our Veterans and their Families was a huge success thanks to an amazing Team. Everything is provided by in-kind sponsors, volunteers, and cyclists so that all funds go to http://engage.fisherhouse.org/goto/perrypoint20. Always danger forgetting someone but here goes:

Paul and Brenda McCarty and Evie de Melker for the amazing Memorial to Chuck.

Arctic Circle, and Aberdeen and Darlington Lions Clubs for the rest stops.

First Sergeants Smoked BBQ, APG for Lunch

HostetterAgency.com for the Binder

Independent Brewing Company (IBC) independentbrew.com

deesflowersandgifts.net

RoadID.com

City of Aberdeen

Art Related Technologies tshirtsmd.com

ChesapeakeSpokesclub.org

Harfordvelo.org

Ricky Eng, Mike Pettitt, Erin Layman, Debbie Giles, Devin Layman, Dee Layman, Dave Layman.

Sure I'm forgetting someone.

Million Thanks,

Mike

Build and Support a Fisher House on the Susquehanna Flats

09/20/2020
Cycling for Our Heroes

Hi Team,

Million Thanks for supporting our Veterans and their Families and honoring Chuck's Legacy at yesterday's Cycling for Perry Point Fisher House Ride.

Some of Ricky Eng's wonderful photos are posted at https://www.facebook.com/cycle4heroes

It will take awhile to post all the photos because there were a lot of you -- 90 to be exact. Another 35 cyclists rode virtually in this year of COVID-19.

Some of you have asked about the donation link: http://engage.fisherhouse.org/goto/perrypoint20

Enjoy this GREAT Fall Cycling Weather!!

Mike Layman

Join our 501(c)3 Community Support Group to help build and support the Fisher House at Perry Point VAMC. Million Thanks!

Today's Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride Sponsor is the Harford Velo Cycling Club.  Million Thanks!!
09/15/2020

Today's Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride Sponsor is the Harford Velo Cycling Club. Million Thanks!!

Our Labor Day Sponsor is Electrico.  Million Thanks!!
09/07/2020

Our Labor Day Sponsor is Electrico. Million Thanks!!

Today's Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride Sponsor is www.hostetteragency.com.  Providing Insurance to Marylanders for over 40 ...
08/30/2020
Hostetter Agency, Inc. | Insuring Aberdeen & Maryland

Today's Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride Sponsor is www.hostetteragency.com. Providing Insurance to Marylanders for over 40 years. 800-272-6112.

Compare multiple insurance quotes from your local independent insurance agent today. Hostetter Agency, Inc. provides car, home, business, commercial, and life insurance for all of Maryland.

Today's Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride Sponsor: www.Electrico.net operates primarily as an industrial and commercial electr...
08/20/2020
Electrico - Over 50 Years of Experience

Today's Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride Sponsor: www.Electrico.net operates primarily as an industrial and commercial electrical contractor on numerous electrical upgrade and substation projects. Over the years Electrico has received numerous awards for rehabilitation and restoration projects including the Craftsmanship Award. Million Thanks for support of Veterans and their Families!!

Great Job!!
08/20/2020

Great Job!!

Known as "Mother Bryant" to her Fisher House Family, 93-year-old Bertha Bryant started her volunteer tenure at the Washington DC VA Medical Center in March 2016. Her hard work, compassion, and willingness to assist at a moment's notice makes her our Volunteer Spotlight!

2020 has been a year of changes and adjusting the ways we do things. Are you still volunteering in your communities? Share with us the ways you are volunteering during this pandemic.

#FisherHouse #FisherHouseCommunity

Catch the Wave Team!!  As of 2:20 pm Wednesday 19 Aug we have raised $3,710 with checks in the mail for Fisher House Fou...
08/19/2020
2020 Proud Supporter Host Your Own Event

Catch the Wave Team!! As of 2:20 pm Wednesday 19 Aug we have raised $3,710 with checks in the mail for Fisher House Foundation in this year of COVID. Our cycling event to raise awareness is still a go on Sat 19 Sep at Aberdeen Festival Park. Help us be the Greatest Cycling Fund and Awareness raisers in the Mid-Atlantic at http://engage.fisherhouse.org/goto/perrypoint20.

Volunteer and cycle in person or virtual at https://cycle4perrypointvets.eventbrite.com

Million Thanks, Mike

Hi Team,We need non-cycling volunteers for the Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride on Saturday 19 Sep to help make us the greate...
08/15/2020

Hi Team,

We need non-cycling volunteers for the Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride on Saturday 19 Sep to help make us the greatest cycling fund and awareness raising event for Fisher House Foundation. Jobs: Route Marking, Registration Table, Starter on event day to ensure Safety Protocols are met, Sag, picking up signs, Rest Stop Operators. We will follow strict COVID-19 Safety Protocols.

Million Thanks,

Mike Layman
[email protected]
410-562-3875

Hi Team,We need non-cycling volunteers for the Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride on Saturday 19 Sep to help make us the greate...
08/15/2020

Hi Team,

We need non-cycling volunteers for the Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride on Saturday 19 Sep to help make us the greatest cycling fund and awareness raising event for Fisher House Foundation. Jobs: Route Marking, Registration Table, Starter on event day to ensure Safety Protocols are met, Sag, picking up signs, Rest Stop Operators. We will follow strict COVID-19 Safety Protocols.

Million Thanks,

Mike Layman
[email protected]
410-562-3875

Today's Sponsor: www.roadid.com.  These folks have provided bibs that we use to identify cyclists who volunteer for our ...
08/13/2020
ROAD iD - World Leaders in Runner ID, Cycling ID & Medical ID

Today's Sponsor: www.roadid.com. These folks have provided bibs that we use to identify cyclists who volunteer for our event the past 10 years. They supply a full range of identification products that all cyclists, walkers, hikers, and runners should have. Million Thanks!! Mike 😎

ROAD iD is the premier line of safety identification tags and bracelets for runner id, cyclist id, medical id, bicycling id, and emergency medical id

Hi Team,Art Related Technologies volunteered to provide in-kind sponsorship for Veterans and their Families supported by...
08/12/2020
Mike

Hi Team,

Art Related Technologies volunteered to provide in-kind sponsorship for Veterans and their Families supported by Fisher House Foundation. First, I'd say Art Related Technologies is a company worth dealing with. Second, you too can support our Veterans at http://engage.fisherhouse.org/goto/perrypoint20. Million Thanks!! Mike 🥰

Hi Team,

Art Related Technologies volunteered to provide in-kind sponsorship for Veterans and their Families supported by Fisher House Foundation. First, I'd say Art Related Technologies is a company worth dealing with. Second, you too can support our Veterans at http://engage.fisherhouse.org/goto/perrypoint20. Million Thanks!! Mike 🥰

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Today's Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride Sponsor is the Darlington Lions Club who is providing the Darlington Rest Stop. Million Thanks!!
Today's Sponsor......
Today's Cycling for Perry Point Fisher House Sponsor is the Arctic Circle, Churchville.
HCN is helping us spread the word about Fisher House Foundation. Check out this Great TV production below...... Million Thanks!!
Today's Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride Sponsor is www.chesapeakespokesclub.org. We have fun on our bikes!!
Hey Cyclists!! No charge to ride in our event because you provide the critical awareness piece to our mission, even virtually. Saturday, 19 September, Aberdeen, MD Festival Park, 30 & 60-mile rides more or less at http://cycle4perrypointvets.eventbrite.com Million Thanks!! Mike
Today's Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride Sponsor......
We have fun on our bike rides!! Register for our September 19th Ride at https://cycle4perrypointvets.eventbrite.com 🥰
Donate directly to Fisher House Foundation at http://engage.fisherhouse.org/goto/perrypoint20. Million Thanks!! Mike
Donate directly to Fisher House Foundation at http://engage.fisherhouse.org/goto/perrypoint20. Million Thanks!! Mike
The Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride Sponsor for today is the Aberdeen Rotary. They do great stuff for the Community; in this case, The Boys and Girls Club. Give them a Hand!!
The Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride Sponsor for today is the Aberdeen Rotary. They do great stuff for the Community; in this case, The Boys and Girls Club. Give them a Hand!!