The Kindness of Strangers

This is all amazing to me. When I was first contacted about this I had no idea the efforts this group would wind up going to for this. The guys from Believers on Mountain Bikes and offered to put up a cross in memory of Sylvia’s passing on the Porcupine Rim trail. I thought the idea was extremely kind I have been exchanging emails with a representative talking about the event for months. Well they finally did the ride on the 5th of May and it exceeded my expectations in every way. Here are some of the comments from of the event:

We had almost no mechanicals and only one wreck in the group of THIRTY riders that come down with me. There were more BOMB riders that came down that day, not sure the total though. A lot of people asked questions (just other riders and hikers on the trail) about what the cross was for too – everyone asked me to forward on their hearfelt sypmathies to your family.

So without any further comments here are the pictures from the ride:

Raising a Cross for Sylvia Raising a Cross for Sylvia Porcupine Rim Trail Raising a Cross for Sylvia

3 thoughts on “The Kindness of Strangers”

  1. I was on the Sylvia’s Memorial Ride and I said a prayer for you and your family. I prayed for God to grant you peace and to comfort you in your loss. I was moved by the respect shown by the group and the compassion that flowed through the prayers of all there. It may not always be comforting, but I do have faith that God can and does use tragic and senseless events to accomplish good.

    God bless you.

    John W
    San Ramon, CA

  2. The time we spent at the cross was a very special time. I will always remember this ride. Sometimes we don’t understand the pain we feel and why things happen, but I do know that God loves you and your family. May God help you through this time and as you remember your daughter. I hope you look back at the good times you had with her and smile. My prayers are with you.

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