While most of the team was racing in Jacksonville on Saturday morning, hundreds of cyclists rode in Oviedo to honor to our fallen teammate Roy McConnell and his three sons. The ~35 mile ride was organized by Roy's brother Jim McConnell, an avid cyclist and member of the Orlando Road Club (ORC). Jim, riding Roy's T-mobile bike, led the way to Fort Christmas, the turnaround point, and back. Though the ride was advertised as being unsupported, volunteers showed up to provide food and drinks. Truly an incredible turnout and a testament as to how many have been affected by this tragedy.
Two Blanchard Park Y teammates, Denise and Tracy (along with her son), participated in the ride. Below are some photos that Denise took. Thank you, Denise!
More photos and news stories links can be found on the ORC Facebook Page.