NASHVILLE 2 ASHEVILLE
A RIDE TO RAISE AWARENESS & SUPPORT FOR THE
9/21 Nashville to Carthage, TN
9/22 Cumberland Mountain SP
9/23 Knoxville, TN
9/24 Gatlinburg, TN
9/25 Great Smoky Mountain NP
9/26 Asheville, NC
Total Distance: 342 miles
Mic Collins - LEADER
Mic started cycling in early 2013 while living in Oakland, California. While riding up and around the rolling green hills of the Bay Area, he decided it was time to step up his game and applied to be a trip leader for the non-profit organization Bike & Build. Last summer Mic led a group of 26 riders through the Southern United States on a route extending from Jacksonville, Florida to Monterey, California. The team braved their way through grueling heat, at times facing temperatures up to 115 degrees, and willed their way through such natural treasures as the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Death Valley California, and Yosemite National Park.
NOTABLE JOY RIDES:
Bike & Build - Southern US: Jacksonville, FL to Monterey, CA (2013) - LEADER
OFF THE BIKE:
These days you can find Mic living just outside of Asheville, North Carolina. On any given day you may find him on his bike zipping through the beautiful views of DuPont State Park, sitting in a rocking chair on his back porch with a mug of coffee in his hand and reading an Edward Abbey novel, or roaming through the mountains of Pisgah National Forest with his dog Smokey.
After learning about the field of Anaplastology and the patients it serves, I couldn't be more thrilled to advocate for such a cause. Please take a moment to read about this field. Your support will be well-used and much appreciatied.
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HANGS THE HELMET in: Asheville, NC
Anaplastology is a term that refers to the practice of prosthetic restoration of facial or somatic (body) anatomy for patients who have suffered disfigurement due to cancer, trauma, or congenital origin. Prosthetic rehabilitation serves as an alternative treatment option when surgical reconstruction is unachievable or undesired by the patient.