In early 2009, Viktor Ohnjec planned a long-distance ride from West Chester, PA to his parent’s home in Montreal, Quebec. A short time later, Viktor recruited a fellow cyclist, Mike Van Ryn to ride along with him. Mike’s brother, a local business owner, caught wind of their adventure and offered to pledge a dollar to the local SPCA for every mile Mike rode. The ride quickly gained the attention of the local cycling community, the media and residents and soon more money came in on behalf of the ride. Eventually, nearly $2000 was raised to benefit the Chester County SPCA. Not bad considering this was not a charity ride. In 2010, more people rode, and over $5000 was raised. In 2011, Pedaling4Paws raised over $11,000!
For 2012, Pedaling4Paws is rolling again from West Chester, PA to Ogdensburg, NY from Tuesdsay, June 19, 2012 to Saturday, June 23, 2012. Track them on this blog, like them on Facebook or visit the Pedaling4Paws website
Mike Van Ryn
Charles St. Maurice
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