Pedaling4Paws

A 5-day, 500 mike charity bike ride through PA and NY to raise money for animal rescue

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Chester County SPCA

Posted by charlespedaling4paws on June 28, 2012

After our trip back to West Chester, we visited the Chester County SPCA where Viktor Ohnjec presented a cheque of $1,820 to Kathryn Sippel, Operations Manager at the CC SPCA. These funds were raised with the sale of raffle tickets for a print called “Memories of Love” generously donated by renowned artist Juan Vela and framed by Visual Expansion Gallery of West Chester. We need to mention that one P4P rider generously donated $1000 the the CC SPCA above the raffle tickets and that donations are still coming in on behalf of P4P! What a great success story!

7 out of the 12 P4P 500 miles in 5 days cyclists were present and 8 who did the partial ride were not able to attend and were there in spirit!

Picture from left to right: 5 day riders Ed Stillman, Jerry Leugers and Gary Bianchini, Kathryn Sippel Operations Manager CC SPCA,
5 day riders Viktor Ohnjec, Youssef Nifaoui and Charles St-Maurice, Doris Vela, Juan Vela’s spouse, 5 day rider Mike Dirks

So, we understand that our supported shelters received several big donations at $100, $200, $300 and even $1000! Can you add to your favorite shelter and let them know it’s in honor of Pedaling 4 Paws? Please do and let’s make the 2012 ride be a huge success by exceeding our $15000 goal in contributions! The 4 legged are barking and meowing a loud THANK YOU!

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Posted in 2012-Day 5 - Watertown to Ogdensburg | Leave a Comment »

Great ending!

Posted by charlespedaling4paws on June 23, 2012

After taking pictures at the border, the P4P cyclists visited the St Lawrence Valley SPCA; what a great animal rescue facility, cats and dogs are well cared for and two cyclists who own weimaraners were sorry to see 2 weims waiting for their forever home. We drove back to Skaneateles, NY for the traditional last dinner together at Doug’s Fish Fries!

We walked on the pier by the lake and saw a dog jumping out of a boat tied to a slip while their owners went in town, the dog was pulled out of the water with Gary’s help and the P4P group went to find the owners in a nearby shop thanks to getting their description from people who saw them get off the boat. Good thing for this dog that we all saw him in the water! Most of us are driving home tonight, what a great week that was! Thank for following us this week!

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Posted in 2012-Day 5 - Watertown to Ogdensburg | 2 Comments »

We made it to the border!

Posted by charlespedaling4paws on June 23, 2012

Awesome relaxed ride this morning for the final 65 miles, we visited the Jefferson County SPCA and got a tour of the facility, they have lots of kittens for adoption, they receive kittens in boxes because many cat owners let their cats wander un spayed…got the signature group photo holding our bikes up. Last and final stop, the St Lawrence Valley SPCA!

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Posted in 2012-Day 5 - Watertown to Ogdensburg | Leave a Comment »

Logistic Malfunction

Posted by charlespedaling4paws on June 22, 2012

We had to move around between a private home and the hotel last night and a rider drove to the hotel for a shower but his bags stayed in a car at the house so… he drove back at the house like this!!

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Posted in 2012-Day 4 - Marcellus to Watertown | Leave a Comment »

Day 4

Posted by charlespedaling4paws on June 22, 2012

We met the Finger Lakes SPCA of Central New York at the Welch Allyn facility in Skaneateles Falls, NY; Welch Allyn supports Pedaling 4 Paws and 4 employees joined us for part of the ride today! Lunch time in Mexico NY with 50 miles to go. You would think that the group would start to slow down at this point, it’s not the case we are all getting stronger!

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Posted in 2012-Day 4 - Marcellus to Watertown | Leave a Comment »

What a great day

Posted by charlespedaling4paws on June 21, 2012

We’re all back after a fantastic day of cycling! Total miles for the stage was 125 miles and many exceeded 100 miles today despite the heat! Mood is up, spirit is high, bikes are cleaned and lubed and ready for 100 miles tomorrow. Pizza and beer tonight, It doesn’t get better than that! Nite Nite everyone and thank you for your support!

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Posted in 2012-Day 2 - Lehighton to Union Dale | Leave a Comment »

Binghamton Humane Society

Posted by charlespedaling4paws on June 21, 2012

We visited our friends from the Binghamton Humane Society and we were welcomed with Gatorade, water and fruits! They care for cats and dogs and the place is so well kept! We had Fox 40 and ABC 24 for interviews with Viktor! The Fox cameraman fell in love with a dog and it is likely that he will complete the adoption procedure, lucky dog. Don’t buy, adopt! The weather is mid 90s and the group is working well together towards lunch.

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Posted in 2012-Day 3 - Union Dale to Marcellus | Leave a Comment »

Welcome to the Empire State!

Posted by charlespedaling4paws on June 21, 2012

We crossed into New York State this morning!

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Posted in 2012-Day 3 - Union Dale to Marcellus | Leave a Comment »

Best Socks

Posted by charlespedaling4paws on June 21, 2012

Those were voted “Best P4P” socks of 2012!

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Posted in 2012-Day 3 - Union Dale to Marcellus | 2 Comments »

Welcome to day 3

Posted by charlespedaling4paws on June 21, 2012

Correction: day 2’s mileage was 108 miles not 122, with 7800 ‘ of vertical. Today is 122 with rolling hills for the first 50 miles and relatively flat for the rest. We will enter New York state! We are on the country side and have to be self sufficient for breakfast, Mike has the oatmeal cooking! First stop: Binghamton SPCA!20120621-070036.jpg

Posted in 2012-Day 3 - Union Dale to Marcellus | Leave a Comment »

Reading Eagle Covers P4P at Berks ARL

Posted by vohnjec on June 20, 2012

After a visit to the Berks Animal Rescue League shelter near Reading,the Reading Eagle’s Erin Negley wrote the following story titled “Bicylists who love animals take fundraising ride, stop in Cumru”  in the Reading Eagle.

Posted in 2012-Day 2 - Lehighton to Union Dale | Leave a Comment »

Awesome day 2!!!

Posted by charlespedaling4paws on June 20, 2012

We’re all in after a great day! Our friends who did the first 2 days are on their way home now, we will miss them! Laundry is done, most bikes were cleaned and lubed! Off for dinner now! Cycling is awesome and we are on our way tomorrow to the Binghamton SPCA!! Nite nite to all and thank you for your support?

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Posted in 2012-Day 2 - Lehighton to Union Dale | 3 Comments »

A picture is worth a 1000 words

Posted by charlespedaling4paws on June 20, 2012

We had to climb hard to enjoy this downhill…and it was so worth it!

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Posted in 2012-Day 2 - Lehighton to Union Dale | 2 Comments »

Carbon County friends of animals

Posted by charlespedaling4paws on June 20, 2012

Been busy this morning riding for 70 miles and climbing 4800′. More importantly we visited the Carbon County shelter where they care for 150 cats on any given day. The Country Inn and Suites of Lehighton contributed by collecting funds and food for the shelter and we thank them for their contribution. Back on the road now for the las 55 mew today!

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Posted in 2012-Day 2 - Lehighton to Union Dale | Leave a Comment »

WFMZ – Channel 69 covers Pedaling4Paws at the Berks Animal Rescue League

Posted by vohnjec on June 19, 2012

Each year for the past 3 years, we have visited the Berks Animal Rescue League just outside of Reading, PA and this year, we received coverage from Channel 69. Here’s a link to a brief video of the visit as seen on television today.

Pedaling4Paws Visits Berks Animal Rescue League

Posted in 2012-Day 1 - WC to Lehighton | Leave a Comment »