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Cyclists Ride from Dawson to Memphis for a Good Cause



The group is called Project RIDE (Realizing Impossible Doesn’t Exist) and is composed of Hopkins County residents Kyle Chappell, Jesse Robinson, Frankie Galloway, and Brandan Matheny.

iSurf News spoke with rider and one of Project RIDE’s founders, Kyle Chappell, while the group was making their way from Milan, TN toward Memphis.

“Project RIDE started because of two things: we love to push the limits and we love to help people out,” said Chappell. “We got the idea to raise money for St. Jude’s from an infomercial as silly as it sounds. We started raising money in early April by selling bracelets similar to the ‘live-strong’ bracelets that said Project RIDE and also just by asking for donations. We have raised $2,600.00 for the hospital as of right now, but our total is going up as we go because we aren't stopping raising money until we get to the hospital. Besides money, we have about 400 cards made by people in our community for the children and their family.”

Chappell informed iSurf News that the group started the ride in Dawson Springs, KY at 7:30am yesterday, August 2nd, and stopped in Milan, TN last night. Chappell also noted that they will reach Memphis sometime this evening, which means they will have traveled a little over 220 miles. Following a night of rest, the group will present their donations and personalized cards to the hospital on Wednesday, August 4th.  

“Impossible means nothing,” said Chappell. “Determination means everything. Through relentless effort we strive to overcome new obstacles. We ride for fulfillment. We ride for a cause. We ride to RIDE.”

Luke Short
iSurf News   

 

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