Our Story - Our Mom's Legacy
Last year on Mother’s Day our mom, Peggy Kent, passed away after a battle with urothelial cancer (sometimes known as bladder cancer). We remember her for her love of the outdoors, a love that she passed onto us in many ways including cycling. Moreover, we remember how throughout her life and all the way through her cancer journey, she always thought about those in need. Her faith was evident through her acts of kindness and thoughtfulness, her selflessness and compassion – spending countless hours in companionship with international students, the elderly, minority groups from various walks of life, and many people who just needed a friend in a difficult time.
She loved being outdoors. Door County Peninsula Park was her favorite place for hiking, biking and camping, but she also enjoyed walks along the lakeshore. Later in life she became involved in rowing with the Mendota Rowing Club and she did well enough to compete in the Head of the Charles Regatta for several years. She also enjoyed water skiing, ice skating, skiing and snowshoeing.
This ride is in loving memory of our mom. Peggy Kent - October 9, 1953 - May 13, 2018 (Mother's Day)
This Mother’s Day, May 12, 2019, the first anniversary of our Mom’s passing, we sons of Peggy are setting out to ride to 4,000 miles collectively over the next six months – riding mile for dollar up to $4,000 - to support rural families facing cancer. We’re calling ourselves, Mother’s Day Milers, as we ride this season in our Mom’s honor.
So how can you help? It's easy.
1. Make a donation to support either of our beneficiaries: Max Lindert & Family or Kathy's House, or both
(donations welcome at any point during our six-month ride!)
2. Follow our ride as a virtual rider accessed on the virtual ride hub on this website