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.

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Hey Team!! Dianna's Chesapeake Spokes Saturday C/D Ride, no drop for this week is General Washington's Perry Point Ride ...
08/13/2021
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Hey Team!!

Dianna's Chesapeake Spokes Saturday C/D Ride, no drop for this week is General Washington's Perry Point Ride https://ridewithgps.com/route/29929699, 31.6 miles horizontal and 1906 ft vertical.

We will stop for refreshments at the Chesapeake Bay Coffee Company in the heart of Northeast, MD.

Start and stop at Historic Roger's Tavern, 259 Broad Street, Perryville, MD 21903. Pull out at 9 am, Saturday 14 Aug 2021 after the photos.

Been a bit worried about the approaching cold front all week, but we should beat it back to the Susquehanna Flats, no problem.

See you tomorrow morning!!

Mike Layman
410-652-3875

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Morning Team!!  Register for free at https://chuckdemelkerlegacyride.eventbrite.com to win this beautiful stained glass ...
07/31/2021

Morning Team!! Register for free at https://chuckdemelkerlegacyride.eventbrite.com to win this beautiful stained glass bike wheel at the 11th Annual Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride on 25 September 2021 at Hopkins Farm Brewery, HdG, MD to benefit our Veterans through Fisher House Foundation. Great Weekend!!

Morning Team!! Register for free at https://chuckdemelkerlegacyride.eventbrite.com to win this beautiful stained glass bike wheel at the 11th Annual Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride on 25 September 2021 at Hopkins Farm Brewery, HdG, MD to benefit our Veterans through Fisher House Foundation. Great Weekend!!

Good Afternoon Cycling Enthusiasts!!  Join us for a tour of beautiful Harford County, Maryland on Saturday September 25t...
07/25/2021
Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride

Good Afternoon Cycling Enthusiasts!! Join us for a tour of beautiful Harford County, Maryland on Saturday September 25th at Hopkins Farm Brewery, Havre de Grace, MD. We have routes of 20, 26, 32, and 63 miles. Stay at the Brewery for refreshment after the ride and a chance to win the gorgeous Stained Glass Bike Wheel pictured below. Voluntary Donations Benefit Fisher House Foundation. Register now at https://chuckdemelkerlegacyride.eventbrite.com. Million Thanks!! Mike

We raise funds and awareness for Fisher House Foundation.

Today's Spokes Ride........Great Times!!
07/24/2021

Today's Spokes Ride........Great Times!!

Today's Spokes Ride........Great Times!!

Morning Team!!  The Chesapeake Spokes will ride the Keesler Fisher House Ride, 26.9 miles, 1343 ft elevation, Coffee Sto...
07/23/2021
Keesler 26.5

Morning Team!! The Chesapeake Spokes will ride the Keesler Fisher House Ride, 26.9 miles, 1343 ft elevation, Coffee Stop in Aberdeen, C-Pace, No drop, all welcome!! Hopkins Farm Brewery, 3833 Rider Lane, Havre de Grace, MD, roll at 9 am.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34944266

All Welcome!!

Have a Great Weekend!!

26.9 mi, +1342 ft. Bike ride in Harford County, MD

Hey Team!!  The Queen Elizabeth Fisher House Ride visits two Maryland State Parks and a Harford County Park.  Rides past...
07/15/2021
Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride

Hey Team!! The Queen Elizabeth Fisher House Ride visits two Maryland State Parks and a Harford County Park. Rides past an old mill on the Susquehanna River and you can view the Chesapeake Bay. Saturday 25 Sep 2021 at Hopkins Farm Brewery, Historic Havre de Grace, MD. Check us out at https://chuckdemelkerlegacyride.eventbrite.com. Million Thanks!! Mike

We raise funds and awareness for Fisher House Foundation.

Today's Chesapeakespokesclub.org ride to Swan Harbor.  Great Stuff, Man!!  🥰
06/19/2021

Today's Chesapeakespokesclub.org ride to Swan Harbor. Great Stuff, Man!! 🥰

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

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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!!