Cycling goal completed in support of Multiple Sclerosis

I just completed my goal of 100 miles for everyone that has been tracking my cycling journey in support of multiple sclerosis. As stated in my last writing, each mile is converted into cash which means I earned a total of $100 in support of Multiple Sclerosis. Also on a side note, I earn points towards the balance rewards program at Walgreens as part of Charity Miles App. If you have any questions about the balance rewards program at Walgreens, feel free to message me or send me an email.

As for my ride, I had another early morning, but this time I took a totally different route. The fun part was taking a totally unexpected route, which led me to DuSable Harbor again, which was my destination during my last ride. I love new cycling routes because they keep me motivated to go even further, plus it’s a breath of fresh air. I’m actually happy that I got up early to do this ride because it was expected to hit in the 90s the afternoon of. And if I would have left a little later in the day I would have been hydrating with water during and after this ride.

I always tell people in my periscope videos that keys to cycling in the city, is keying off of the skyscrapers in the city, such as well known skyscrapers John Hancock, and Sears Tower. Once you have your landmarks figured out then all you need to do is just remember key streets, which in my case my key streets are Chicago Ave, Washington Blvd, Madison St, and Milwaukee Ave. If you wanna get technical you could also use Google Maps, which has a feature that will guide you street by street towards whatever key landmark you choose in your city.

In closing I say, do those things and you’ll enjoy cycling in your city, and reap all the health & therapeutic benefits that cycling has to offer.

Humboldt Park

Tour de Fat – Humboldt Park

Tour de Fat – Humboldt Park

Graffiti art – Humboldt Park

Puerto Rican Cultural Center – Humboldt Park

Navy Pier from a distance at DuSable Harbor

DuSable Harbor

Puerto Rican Cultural Center – Humboldt Park

Cycling store in Wicker Park

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Written by Thomas Gouard

I'm a military veteran, a Direct Support Professional for adults with disabilities, and a college student pursuing a career as a substance abuse counselor. Outside of that I'm a runner, cyclist, blogger, writer, and fashion lover. I fell in love with writing during my second semester of college, and have found joy's in expressing myself with it.


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