Riders

$216,862 Raised So Far!

Name Racetype Bio Benefactor Fundraising Progress Fundraising Goal Donate
Russell Edwards Classic I'm riding 200 miles on June 19-20 on behalf of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and hoping to crush Sam Voelkel and Ben Combs. Hungry
$19700
$10003 Donate
Kevin O'Shea Classic I continue to ride and drop the nets because the ROI has been immense! So much fun, new friends, clean water, food. Maureen and I will be matching again this year. Take our money! Both
$17650
$15000 Donate
Matt Ice Hantzmon Classic I am always hungry and thirsty, so I assume others are as well and I would like to help them. Both
$16055
$15555 Donate
Yeti Baker Classic I ride for the fellowship, the fitness, the fun and the chance to give others what I take for granted EVERY day: clean water. Thirsty
$13385
$10002 Donate
Tee Teague Classic When Red asks, you are not allowed to say no. Hungry
$12450
$5000 Donate
Rachel Harmon Classic I heard about this way to hang out, build riding skill, and have some fun while I take a break from triathlons and figured I had to join. Also, I raised money for BRAFB early in the pandemic and want to do more. Hungry
$11945
$5000 Donate
Dave Paulson Classic I've ridden every JOA since inception. Amazing experience! Chance to really push oneself and build deep and lasting relationships. Most importantly, the JOA is about helping those in need! Children and adults die everyday because they do not have access to clean water and adequate nutrition. We can and must change this! That is why I ride. Both
$10325
$6000 Donate
Jim Neale Classic Good friends, great cause. Thirsty
$7890
$5000 Donate
Bryan Slaughter Classic Very excited to be riding in my 4th JOA! I ride for the fellowship, the good causes, and the challenge. Both
$7600
$5000 Donate
Todd Hochrein Classic What's better than clean water? In the sport of cycling, there are pullers and there are drafters. My question is, what is on tap? Thirsty
$6500
$5000 Donate
Jim "Wolf" Grove Classic Every JOA but the O.G. From the shore of Lake Erie in PA to grind the hills of VA! Matthew 25- When did I see you Hungry and Thirsty? When you do it unto the least. Thirsty
$5500
$3500 Donate
Ed Kwasnick Classic I do this ride because it provides an awesome opportunity to provide food, water, connection, and community for the riders and people we are serving. Both
$5400
$5000 Donate
Angelo Vangelopoulos Classic Riding with JOA is an opportunity to force myself out of my comfort zone. Building fellowship with others, supporting our community (locally and abroad) and asking others to help raise money for those in need. I will match donations with 50% of my own funds. Both
$5380
$5000 Donate
Rob Crawford Classic Coming all the way from Southern California (and sometimes from Las Vegas) I have enjoyed every JoA I've participated in, except for the one where I lost my finger. Thirsty
$5000
$5000 Donate
David Gile Classic I have heard wonderful things about this ride, particularly the fun to be had with the great people that are involved and the money to be raised for two great charities! Both
$4839
$2600 Donate
Nathan Fountain Classic What a great opportunity to ride with like-minded people who want to suffer on the bike to help relive the suffering of thirsty people in Africa and hungry people right here in the US, continuing the tradition of a small band of knuckleheads raising a meaningful amount of money to help the thirsty and hungry. Both
$4500
$5000 Donate
Jim Dillenbeck Classic I ride for the fellowship with some great knuckleheads, fitness that enables me to feel young even though I'm not, and provide food for the hungry and clean water for the thirsty. Hungry
$4000
$4000 Donate
Jan Dutton Classic Charlottesville resident who was pulled into the Journey of Awesomeness by a "friend." 2022 will be my 2nd full JoA. Both
$3700
$3000 Donate
Graham Scharf Classic I've had the privilege of volunteering at the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank for years. Now I'm excited to ride for them. Please join me in supporting their important work. Hungry
$3350
$2000 Donate
Martin Katz Classic Friend of the community and the planet. Found out that some friends were riding and thought, "why not"? Thanks for the opportunity and what you do. For the people in life that are inspirational, and show us a path to health and recovery Both
$3025
$2550 Donate
Drew Price Classic It’s easy to take for granted the basic necessities that so many people in the world lack. I ride to remind myself of that, and to do something about it. Both
$2819
$2150 Donate
Scott "the Hawk" Hawken Classic Father and family guy who rides a bike once in awhile. Easily coerced into physical challenges and motivated to help others! Grateful for the blessings in my life and the chance to disconnect from life and re-connect with my fellow riders and good friends. "A bad day on the bike/outside, is better than a good day in the office"!! Both
$2775
$2500 Donate
Jimmy Grove Classic Co-workers will be seeing this so I felt the need to "mature" it up a bit. This is my 4th year riding the JOA and I ride for the thirsty and hungry. This group has not only impacted those with that need but me as well. Being able to rub shoulders with guys and girls like this not only changes those far but those close. Incredibly thankful and proud to be apart of this crazy crew and give back. Thirsty
$2735
$3000 Donate
Nicholas Ford Classic Generosity comes with knock on effects of the same kind, and that's awesome. Riding bikes with folks that know this is also awesome. Both
$2700
$2000 Donate
Philip Lorish Classic Dad, Mostly Reader of Books, and Neophyte on the Bike. This could be a huge mistake. Hungry
$2700
$2000 Donate
Ryan Gilchrist Classic I ride to bring water to the thirsty and push the limits of my body while doing it Thirsty
$2619
$2500 Donate
Tim Jones Classic Riding to have a good time! Both
$2610
$2500 Donate
Chris Walmsley Classic I could not let KO refer to me as - One and Done - for the rest of my life, I miss hanging out with this group, and we all need water and food. Both
$2550
$3000 Donate
Rydell Payne Classic Riding for Food Banks of America Hungry
$2150
$2500 Donate
Ben Combs Classic I'm riding to support the hungry and the thirsty in the world by sweating it out with a great community of people. Hungry
$2150
$2000 Donate
Christian Kelly Classic Knuckle head who likes to ride a bike. Strong belief in giving back and being of service. Kevin O’Shea is Both
$2000
$2000 Donate
Sam Voelkel Classic I'm riding to further my record of most flat tires in JOA history. Both
$2000
$2000 Donate
Travis Lee Classic Hey I’m Travis. Let’s do dis. Both
$2000
$2000 Donate
DANIEL J ALDRIN Classic Hi! I'm Dan. I'm 36 and I ride a bike that is 2 years younger than my legs. I ride because suffering is always fun when you choose it, and rarely fun when you don't! So I'll choose some suffering and give some other folks the change to not suffer. Also, Ed made me do it. Both
$1955
$1500 Donate
David P Bongiorno Classic I am the Director of Operations for WorldServe International and have had the privilege of serving in Africa to bring people a clean cup of water since 1996. I believe we should give Africa our best, which means the best technologies, access to clean water, education, and health care we can through renewable resources and development. Water First, then development can happen! Thirsty
$1850
$2500 Donate
Brendan Grajewski Classic I love the outdoors and a sense of community this group has. I've heard about this ride from coworkers for 3 years now, and have finally committed! Excited to support Food Bank of Americas Hungry
$1610
$1000 Donate
Will Hantzmon Classic I’m here to ride for a good cause and rid myself of the “FNG” label. Each year, I’ve watched Matty Ice Hantzmon, somehow, make it through the JoA, so it can’t be too hard. Both
$1610
$15001 Donate
Tom Sardelis Classic To feed those that are hungry and to provide clean water to those that lack it. In addition it is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new friends. Both
$1470
$1500 Donate
Wilson Brissett Classic I love cycling in central Virginia, I have family in sub-Saharan Africa, and I work for an environmental advocacy organization, so the opportunity to take a challenging ride and raise money for clean water is a no-brainer! Thirsty
$1425
$500 Donate
Garrett O'Shea Classic The JoA forces you individually and collectively to grind it out for a great cause. That is a unique opportunity you can't pass up....not to mention it is mandatory fun for me to support the old man. Thirsty
$1400
$2000 Donate
Mike Knetzger Classic I have been riding since JOA #1 to support clean water projects with Worldserve International Thirsty
$1050
$2000 Donate
Erin Kath Virtual KO made me do it! The reality is there are too many folks without basic resources in the midst of an incredibly wealthy country. That is absurd and this is one small way I can help provide some help for the hungry. And, bikes are way cool, riding them is even cooler. I will ride 200 miles of mountain bike trails in the month of June. Hungry
$1035
$700 Donate
Julia Kwasnick Classic I'm doing this ride to build my fitness, push myself, explore new roads, meet new people, and to do what I can to raise awareness and help provide others with food and water. Both
$885
$800 Donate
Matt Walker Virtual 2020-2021 was a wild year. Lets have some fun and help out those are less fortunate. Both
$755
$200 Donate
Jack Bingham Virtual For everyone Thirsty
$500
$1100 Donate
Tim de Vries Classic Riding to have a good time! Both
$490
$1500 Donate
Michael Hibshman Virtual I’m riding because it’s a great way to enjoy time outside while working to support an even better cause - ensuring that there’s adequate food available at our food banks. An easy way to help those around us, and an excuse to ride: win-win. Hungry
$325
$1000 Donate
John D. Ferguson Virtual Riding to have a good time! Both
$250
$500 Donate
Daniel Wright Virtual Happy and blessed to be an Opa, wanna be part of a more just world for those children and grandchildren Both
$250
$250 Donate
Matt Shields Classic Russ made me do it. Both
$0
$2300 Donate
Erik Norell Virtual Grateful to be riding for important causes with passionate individuals. Both
$0
$1500 Donate
Jason McLaughlin Virtual I’m one of Ed Kwasnick’s ARCO/Murray’s cycling buddies. Both
$0
$250 Donate
Tyler Stanley Virtual To strengthen friendships and quad muscles Hungry
$0
$1000 Donate
Scott Johnston Virtual I am riding for World Serve and their mission to bring clean drinking water to those less fortunate. Your support will help provide access to clean water wells & this most basic natural resource, for so many children & adults alike. Please consider a donation and being apart of this life changing mission. Thirsty
$0
$500 Donate
Greg Kelly Virtual Fun, community, and the greater good. Both
$0
$1800 Donate
Chase Gray Virtual I'm riding because I love bicycles and friends and self-induced pain. Hungry
$0
$500 Donate
zack dameron Virtual A casual rider interested in a great cause. Both
$0
$500 Donate