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CRUZBIKE RACES 3000 MILES TO A CURE

Maria Parker, our founder and 2013 Race Across America First Female Finisher, is coming back to the race! This time, she’s racing as part of a 4-person team. What hasn’t changed? The mission: to cure brain cancer. Let’s do this!

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RACE ACROSS AMERICA // CRUZBIKE

Begins June 17, 2017 in Oceanside, CA

Maria Parker is joined by her husband Jim Parker and friends and #CruzbikeTribe racers Kevin Gambill and Larry Oslund. Between them they’ve set 25 course and world records. In this race, they’re setting their sights on something bigger: raising $50,000 for brain cancer research.

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Donor Honor Roll | #beatbraincancer

  • Gardan, Inc. Kathy Westover
    $100

    Donation from Gardan, Inc. in honor of the Technosis team effort! note - Cruzbike3kc. Thanks, Kathy.

  • Jerry Melendy
    $150

  • Ray and Meredith Lucas
    $55

    Great cause and best of luck on your ride.

  • Kelly Jennings
    $100

  • Seth Droe
    $105

    Kevin - can't even imagine! Hope you guys are all on the mend and we look forward to hearing about this latest adventure! WOW Seth and Stephanie Droe

  • Zachary Lerner
    $10

    Congrats y'all!

  • Raymond Fonck
    $105

    Very impressive, lots of fun to follow, and all for a great cause. Congrats to all!

  • John and Tracey McMahan
    $105

    Great cause + Great race ... Congratulations on completing the race in record time

  • Mark Hunter
    $100

    Way to go guys!

  • Susan Winchell
    $2100

    A job well done!!

  • Donnie Douglas
    $55

    Great job as always, wish I could do more.

  • William Oslund
    $105

    Larry and team - You have most likely finished your race. Hope you set a new record and are all well. Best wishes and enjoy the completion of a task to remember for a lifetime. Aloha from Kauai. Love Uncle Bill and Aunt Judythe

  • Joe Mulligan
    $25

    Amazing job guys!

  • Phillip Carter
    $80

  • Bill Osborn
    $100

    This donation is in the memory of Monika Allen

  • Abbott Smith
    $15

  • razvan buciuc
    $80

    I am humbled and inspired by your effort both as a cyclist and as a professional. "Bonne Route" for the rest of you trip!

  • mabel smith
    $30

    You did it!

  • Jill (Suz) Bayley
    $255

    Only a few miles left! Congratulations Kevin, Maria, Jim, Larry and your crew. You have done something so few can imagine or physically do. Thank you for raising money so people can live longer lives. Thank you!

  • Anonymous
    $55

    Can't even imagine the physical strain you all have been through. Your perseverance is amazing.

  • Super Slim
    $255

    It has been an inspiration seeing the facebook photos and Videos, except the the one with Jim trying to dance! The Cruzbike team of riders, support staff and especially the bikes, has crushed the whipper snapper (<50 yrs) opposition teams, even my beloved Aussy II team! You are ALL great ambassadors to the cure for brain cancer!

  • Anonymous
    $55

  • Lynne and Randy LeGallais
    $255

    Way to go team you guys are amazing. Congratulations and safe travels for the last leg of this awesome journey for such a great cause. Say Hi to Carly for us and tell her we are proud she is involved in the great challenge. Hugs to you all Lynne and Randy

  • Ron Lane
    $105

  • Blair Stevenson
    $105

    Congratulations to the racers (Maria, Jim, Larry and Kevin) and all of the support crew. All of you are an absolute inspiration.

  • Ward Zimmerman
    $55

    Go go good team!

  • Brad Riedle
    $55

    Great job. It has been very inspiring to follow your ride.

  • John Morris
    $55

    Great to watch teamwork and determination--keep up the pace, and your spirits.

  • Doug Kline
    $105

    Jim, Maria, Larry, Kevin, and the whole crew, your effort and results this week has been awesome and inspiring. Your level of perseverance is simply remarkable. Godspeed on the race finish and fundraising finish.

  • Jonathan Cook
    $30

    I am always awed by your dedication

  • Richard Hays
    $55

    Y'all are amazing! Great job all around!

  • Bruce Banta
    $505

  • Daniel Debrick
    $55

    Way to go team Cruzbike! It was so great to meet Maria and most all of the other team members and crew. I'm sorry I didn't get to meet Jim, as he was resting in the camper I think when we were in the WalMart parking lot at Cortez, CO. I lost track of ya'll somewhere between Durango and Bayfield. Ya'll are so encouraging & doing a great job for a great cause. Someday hope to attend one of your Cruzbike getaways... Dan from Farmington (with the Vendetta on the back of the old Plymouth), who found ya'll in Cortez, CO and followed you as far as Durango...

  • Rachel Engle
    $105

    Hi team - I've been watching the team's progress all week. I am so in awe of your abilities, stamina, drive, and perseverance. I also know the need for awareness and funding for brain cancer research as it has touched our family through my daughter's anaplastic astrocytoma. We are so thankful for every minute and every mile that Cruz and 4Dudes put towards this cause. Thank you ---- and we can't wait to join you in September for Rim to Rim! You've got this thing - all the way to Annapolis! Rachel

  • Anonymous
    $80

  • Tricia Hill
    $55

    Sending love and prayers for team Cruzbike from Lumberton NC ! Super proud of all the hard work and dedication y'all always put in for such a great cause!

  • Anonymous
    $55

    Lost dad to prostate cancer, mom battling ovarian, friend with brain cancer, friend on your support crew battling prostate. So sick of cancer. Amazing job to your team. God bless. Thankyou.

  • Nate Cervantes
    $105

    Go Cruzbike!! N8 SF

  • Chris & Donna Clark
    $55

    Go Cruzbike team go. You can do this, almost there now and downhill too!

  • Alan Jackson
    $105

    Awesome job so far! Hammer down and finish strong. Almost there. Been praying for safe cycling all week. Alan Jackson

  • Dennis Hickethier
    $105

    You inspire us while also making us smile with your your new music video. It has to be tough but just take it one mile at a time and "pedal through the pain"!

  • Joel Gese
    $25

    Cruz on longriders and know you are amazing. Yes definitely way above average.

  • Richard Ehrlich
    $55

    Go go go! I'm blown away by your progress, and enjoying watching you run down team and tick off miles. Great work for the cause!

  • David Mason
    $30

    Inspirational ride from all four of you. Chapeau!

  • Roger Sarrasin
    $55

    For the cause and to encourage the brave Cruzbike team. Bravo !

  • Betsy Robbins
    $30

    A benediction as you ride through the night: The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26 (ESV)

  • Anonymous
    $313

    Such an incredible team. You all have been through so much! God bless!

  • Greg Cantori
    $55

    While the rest of us sleep and go about our lives....you four and the support team ride and ride for an vital cause. Keep going!

  • Anne Arnold
    $105

    Keep on keeping on!

  • scott bigelow
    $30

    Would like a telephone update for The Robesonian. Please email me contact number and a couple of photos. The one of Jim cooling off is pretty cool. We want to cover the finish, but some highlights, stats, physical and mental condition report etc. would be good. Email me at bigelow@yahoo.com or phone/text (910) 644-4497 ---- Scott Bigelow.

  • Peder Torgersen
    $30

  • John Wade
    $300

  • Owen Smith
    $80

    What you are doing is impressive. Go Maria, Jim, Kevin and Larry and all of the support team!

  • Edward Edward
    $105

  • Walsh Family
    $505

    Go Team Cruzbike! Wishing you strength and safety for this amazing journey you are on!

  • Albert Inouye
    $30

    Aloha from Hawaii! Sending tradewinds (and money) to help team Cruzbike blast past your goal! God bless the riders and support team!

  • Stephanie Strzalka
    $255

    Here's to another very inspiring RAAM for both of the 2017 3000 Miles to a Cure teams! Thank you for your amazing work, dedication and strength! Looking at the tracker tonight.... team Cruzebike you are approaching Alton, the mighty Mississippi and 2/3 of the way there!

  • Kate McDonald
    $30

    You're wonderful, you're inspiring! I am in awe of your efforts. I loved your HOPE movie! Good luck.

  • Dale & Pam King
    $30

    Great job Maria and Jim and team! Thanks for the opportunity to join you in a great cause. Stay strong and smooth riding.

  • Rob Matson
    $100

    Maria, Jim, Kevin, Larry, Thank you for this inspiring act of kindness, courage, audacity, tenacity, faith, hope and friendship. East Coast Rob (Matson)

  • Brooke & TJ Trevino
    $105

    Sending our love and gratitude to the team!

  • Patrick & Domenica Rafferty
    $505

    Maria, Jim, Kevin and Larry, Way to go! You're doing awesomely! Hope to see you in Annapolis before long, Patrick & Domenica Rafferty

  • Jeff Parker
    $175

    I'm so proud of the effort and love you put behind this cause. Keep on pedaling! Love you!

  • Barb and Tom Zimmerman
    $125

  • George & Ranae Vroom
    $550

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you for a safe race. Thank you to all who have donated your time and the months of dedication to this worthy cause. ...Go Larry...Glad you did not go through Albuquerque, else you probably would have taken a "wrong turn!", Bugs... - from the Vrooms

  • Joe and Chris Brantmeier
    $55

    Wishing you much success as your journey continues, Bob and Tanya! Knowing several people who have suffered this debilitating cancer, we thank you for your efforts and courage. May God bless you and keep your faith strong as you move forward; one mile at a time. We are with you!

  • Joe and Chris Brantmeier
    $55

    Wishing you much success as your journey continues, Bob and Tanya! Knowing several people who have suffered this debilitating cancer, we thank you for your efforts and courage. May God bless you and keep your faith strong as you move forward; one mile at a time. We are with you!

  • Steven Olsen
    $25

    Following your RAAM progress is both fun & inspirational. You each represent the recumbent community well. I'm happy to once again support 3000 Miles to a Cure.

  • Linnea LeBreton
    $50

    THIS MESSAGE IS FOR MARIA! Maria Parker, You are my true hero. Do you know why you are my hero? Because you impress me, you have a heart that goes down so deep, I cannot imagine the things you see and understand way down there. Truly you have a fighter's heart. A heart so full of love, passion, resilience, courage and strength. I believe you see a hope to cure brain cancer and because I believe in you I too see a hope for a cure. There is a powerful verse in the bible that says, "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13. I think of this verse when I think of you because you are a living example of laying down your life to fight against a cancer that has taken the lives of so many loved ones. The love you posses and the rare trait of courage you empower within yourself and others around you is enough but you still you push harder. I will continue to lift you up in prayer, root and cheer you and all of you on. Go Maria, Go CruzBike, go 4 dudes go all of you, GO!!! - Linnea LeBreton

  • Cheryl & Gil Hoffman
    $1025

    This is the one cause each year that I make sure I donate to. God speed & safe riding on this second 1/2 of the ride.

  • Kim & Scott Sievers
    $105

    Keep up the amazing work you are doing to beat brain cancer! We are in awe of your strength.

  • Shlomo Dary
    $55

    May God bless you all for all that you do to accomplish this magnificent race across America And bringing awareness for the cause, You are inspiration to all of us, Shlomo Dary ,Green bay, Wisconsin

  • Jeremy Smoler
    $105

    Go team 😀

  • Gordon Rhodes
    $30

    Go Maria and team, show the world what recumbents can do, and most importantly help beat brain cancer. Cancer survivor Gordon

  • Emily Kelly
    $255

    Kevin and the rest of the team-- Best wishes for a fun and safe journey. Emily and Larry Kelly

  • Alida De Boer
    $105

    Hi Maria and team, I'm watching you all as you peddle your way across the US especially you Maria. I remember vividly your tenacity as you overcame so many obstacles to finish the race in 2013. That was the year I loss my husband to GBM and that is the bond we share as you loss your sister to the same monster. I think of you often even though I have not been in contact recently and enjoy seeing what you are up to on FB. Praying for all of you and the 4 Dudes team for health, stamina and safety and to finish the race well and raise lots of money to find the cure!! May God bless you to be a blessing to the Brain Tumor Community!! With Love, Alida De Boer

  • Anonymous
    $25

    Best of luck as you embark on the second half of the race!! It's been a joy to follow along on your adventure. What amazing humans you are!

  • john lamoureux
    $55

  • Eric Partch
    $55

    Maria, Jim, Larry and Kevin, You guys are such an inspiration as athletes and caring souls. I am in awe and carry you with me on every ride. Best of luck and keep the rubber side down. Eric Partch V 2.0

  • Shirley DeMarco
    $105

    To everyone at Team Cruzbike - we are cheering loudly from this side of the Atlantic and are inspired by your amazing work! Stay safe and stay strong. The DeMarco family UK.

  • Linda Morison
    $105

  • Norman Suguitan
    $55

    enjoy meeting you team here in san diego.

  • Marc Smith
    $105

    Roll on! Make that pass look like a speed bump...'cause it is. The backside is gonna be epic! Go Team Cruzbike! 50% of the Alabama Cruzbikers (there are two of us) are watching and cheering every pedal stroke!

  • Kelly Gleason
    $55

    Go luck Kevin Gambill and team. You've got this! 🚴

  • Larry Grady
    $25

    Go team Cruzbike! Everyone at Community Chapel of Hendersonville is praying for you. For Protection on the Road and Great Race!

  • Brad Johnson
    $105

    Good luck and be safe!

  • Michael Keal
    $105

    Kevin....The old men from the 5:30 group are cheering you on. Safe Travels!

  • Ray and Carla Mulligan
    $750

    On this very special day we celebrate a life that brought us all joy and encouraged us to love God more, care for each other more, and live our lives full of faith and hope. We miss Jenny! Fortunately, because of our relationship with her, each of us have a deposit of her care, enthusiasm, and passion within who we have become. Thank You for your heroic efforts and personal sacrifice to help us remember and carry on the fight.

  • Timothy Hoder
    $80

  • Ken Griggs
    $505

    Keep peddling, keep peddling..... I used the Randy Travis song "Deeper than the Holler" to keep my pace when I made the ride in '89. It's a song about love. Y'all are riding for love! Keep up the good work! We at Lumberton Radiology are peddling with you and are all kinda sorta jealous!

  • Pierre Ravacon
    $80

    Go Cruzbike team. You're doing a great job for brain cancer research.

  • Brian Sullivan
    $55

    This is truly an inspiring journey. When the race becomes grueling, if you feel like quitting think about why you started.

  • Cara Gaines
    $105

    Go Kevin!!!!! And the rest of the team! Hope you all are having an amazing adventure.

  • Margaret G Lehew
    $105

    Good Luck! We will be thinking about you on your journey! Be safe!

  • ken Holzhausen
    $105

  • James Zimmerman
    $105

    In memory of Lief's great uncle James Edward Zimmerman, who was taken by brain cancer in August 1999.

  • Carla Campbell
    $105

    Go Cruzbike!

  • Timothy Dale
    $55

  • Dawn Lien
    $307

    Blessing to all of you...Larry, Maria, Jim and Kevin! We've been praying for you today and you have been on our hearts! Keep up the momentum and stay strong! Love, Dawn and Eric

  • Donald Lo
    $105

    Go Team Cruzbike!! Warmest wishes and cheers from North Carolina!

  • Douglas Burton
    $505

    Go Team. You have the technology supporting you, and the spirit that you need.

  • Fred Risard
    $30

    Go Cruzbike Team!

  • Max Wallace
    $105

    Diana and I are behind you. Go team Cruzbike!

  • Joy McNeil
    $105

    Keep drinking!

  • Fonda Huizenga
    $500

    Go Maria!! I love you and miss you, but my heart and prayers are right there with you. WE WILL END THIS DISEASE

  • Marge & Larry Oslund
    $210

    About six hours to launch. We will be watching your progress. Take care, stay safe and God Speed to all of you. Gramma & Grampa Oz 😎

  • John Burrell
    $105

    To all of you today safe. A steady. Best of luck.

  • David and Amy Pearce
    $25

    Hey Larry, wow! With you in prayer! Hope y'all meet 100% of you goals and stay safe and injury free in Jesus name! Amen

  • Mike and Carol Brantmeier
    $55

    May the Lord strengthen you with every pedal you make. May he bless & keep you on this journey​. May he bless ever penny you raise in finding a cure. In Jesus name amen. Go getem guys!

  • Gary Christopher
    $200

    To my pals Jim, Maria, Kevin, Bob, Lief, and Larry, I miss you all and wish I could have been there to Crew with you. Proud of you! This is the culmination of all the hard work you've been doing, so ride smart, ride safe, ride fast, ride home. Next stop, Maryland! Thank you "Crew" for your service to Brain Cancer Research and our four riders.

  • debi schusler
    $50

    Hey Larry! Ride a few miles for me....I have been off my bike since Nov. with a badly fractured collarbone.....had a second surgery a week ago. This will be an incredible accomplishment and hopefully a fantastic adventure. You are a gifted athlete! May you have many miles in the big ring. Dr. Debi

  • Lanier Meeks
    $505

    We are with you in spirit. Be safe, have fun!!! God bless, God speed.

  • Dave Mesa
    $30

    Best wishes for a successful race!

  • gabe rodgers
    $5

    Best of luck on your journey. Enjoy the ride!

  • Gweenda Capps
    $55

    I admire your courage and bravery! Enjoy the trip!

  • Jeffrey Ritter
    $80

    Your amazing bikes have saved the quality of life for so many cyclists!! It is wonderful to pay forward as you continue to ride to save the lives of others!! Good luck!

  • Anthony Hamilton
    $100

    Have a great trip Technosis Team!

  • Sandy Heitkemper
    $150

    Kevin have a safe and fun trip. What a wonderful cause you all are participating in. We are very proud of you!!! Love Sandy, Charlie, Noah, Josh, Aaron

  • Chris Sternberg
    $100

    Best of luck guys!

  • Genevieve Parker
    $55

    Go Mom and Dad! Go Kevin! Go Larry! In just a few days you'll be racing for a great cause! Thanks for helping to cure brain cancer.

  • Vincent Paparella
    $255

    Good luck guys. Kim and I will be keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers Jenny is smiling down from Heaven!!

  • Pat Margherio
    $105

    Go Team!

  • Ron Brown
    $105

    Wishing you all the best ! We will support !!!!

  • Cynthia Schreiber
    $105

    Hello, cousin! Can't wait to follow your fabulous team this year! I love the bragging rights that come with sharing your lineage! Be careful out there! The White Family will be watching. Xoxo

  • Anonymous
    $25

  • Lauren McGuire
    $80

  • Theresa Newell
    $80

    We are so wowed by this incredible team and promise our prayers and support all the way to Annapolis (where our granddaughter is attending USNA!). We love your enthusiasm and team spirit. Go for it!!! Theresa and Bruce Newell

  • Hardy Swinson
    $105

    Good luck!

  • Linnea LeBreton
    $100

    You guys blow me away!!! I am thankful to contribute to such amazing people and for such a desperate cause. I wish you all the best!

  • Bill K
    $0

    I just donated through my employer (Microsoft) to get the 100% company match. That works out to about $0.65 per RAAM mile:) (total $2000). My brother in law's daughter died of brain cancer last year so this cause hits close to home. Good luck racing, and stay safe!

  • BethAnn Telford
    $150

    To a very determined team of advocates who truly understand the meaning of Never, Never, Never Give Up on Hope! Thank you for all you do! Stay safe and proud! Love BethAnn

  • Karen and Tom Hill
    $255

    Maria: I'm glad to see you are spreading the crazy around this time, Go Team!

  • Michele Welch
    $20

    Harry Campbell

  • Patricia George
    $55

    Good luck, team! I'll be making another donation after you cross the finish line!

  • Bruce Martin
    $55

  • Marla Bobrow
    $100

    Best of luck team!! The Bobrow Family.

  • Agastya Kohli
    $50

    All the best, from friends of Lief Z.

  • Jill Bayley
    $105

  • Allison Freeman
    $305

    You keep inspiring us -For Jenny here's 10 c a mile!

  • Hannah Visnosky
    $25

    What a cool adventure you're headed out on! I've heard nothing but great things from one of your videographers (the cute one with the milkshakes) and wish you the best of luck!

  • John & Linda Bantmeier
    $105

    Hello Bob and Tanya! Good luck on your efforts to win the race and meet your fundraising goal.

  • Jeff Moulton
    $55

    Inspirational. Moving. Amazing. Best of luck. Thank you for amplifying awareness for this cause.

  • Anil Kumar Dharmi Chand
    $150

    Go team !!

  • Don Lovre
    $55

    Good luck TEAM and don't get hurt.

  • Jason Christensen
    $55

    Thank you for riding for cancer! Hope you all have a safe and fun ride!

  • Paul McCollum
    $55

    Great job! Brain cancer sucks! Good job supporting the team Lief!

  • Steve and Christel Parker
    $55

    Godspeed Maria, Jim, Kevin and Larry

  • Kristin Seeberger
    $100

    Go Cruzbike Team and crew!! Your passion for what matters makes us all better humans. This one is for my dear friend, Liz Comte Reisman, diagnosed with brain cancer last fall. #keepupthefight #fuckcancer

  • Kathleen and Jon Marsh
    $55

    We are the aunt/uncle of Bob Pankratz. We are donating in the name of a friend's daughter Jenny Wahoske who died in November at the age of 38 due to brain cancer. So proud of you all for doing this!

  • Gary Solomon
    $105

    We will continue to follow and support the Cruzbike RAAM Team as they ride to obliterate brain cancer. Best of luck to Maria, Jim, Kevin and Larry from the Laidback Bike Report. Roll on!

  • David Heslop
    $105

    Hey what a great cause for a donation! This will be an incredible ride. I will be following you guys all the way. You're in my heart. Love that bike too. Let's make it happen!

  • Lucas Makosky
    $55

    Fair weather and tail-winds all the way == o\-o

  • Javan DeLoach
    $55

    Maria, I hope you have a safe trip across the country, that you do not have any health problems, and that your bike proves to be a worthy steed.

  • Mathew Fyie
    $255

  • Pete Clark
    $505

    Y'all are truly inspirational. Who can resist supporting the cause and the effort you're about to make.

  • William Morris
    $55

  • Rod Owen
    $70

    Tribal Support. I love your passion and your dedication to your cause and to Cruzbike. Safety and success to the entire team.

  • Anonymous
    $55

    This is awesome!! What a great goal and cause. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Jim Owens
    $75

    Just stay on the bike and keep after that Brain Cancer! Jim O (former RAAM crew chief, RAAM race official and loyal CruzBike rider)

  • Caitlin Duckwall
    $55

  • daniele gonano
    $25

    Hi Maria, what you are doing is fantastic, I have enormous appreciation for your engagement, your committment, your goals....and your cycling records! Keep up with your great work! all the best Daniele

  • Greg Cantori
    $100

    What a great crew! What a great cause. Go Cruzbike Team!

Massive gratitude to our partners:

Lucia Parker#Cruzbike3kc | RAAM 2017