Bob Lee's Story

Fueled by a drive to give back to his community, Bob Lee began his mission to raise funds and awareness to help those in need. Inspired by Mitch Albom’s novel Tuesdays with Morrie, Lee resolved to find a way that he could directly help others benefit from his actions. Instilled with a love for cycling and a passion to engage with others, A RIDE for 3 Reasons was conceived. Lee would ride across the country on three separate solo bike rides to fundraise and build awareness for three separate causes: Cancer, ALS, and Hospice.

A cancer survivor himself, Lee knows that the RIDE is more than just the mile markers and destinations. It’s about engaging everyone through a purpose-driven ride that encompasses all the aspects of his journey to help raise awareness and fundraise for cancer, ALS, and Hospice. For Lee, the RIDE is rewarding because it gives him the opportunity to engage many people, enjoy beautiful surroundings throughout the country, cycle, and pay it forward.

Lee leads a healthy, fulfilling life complete with exercise and daily activities supporting his local community. Lee worked in the corporate world before starting his own business, Enhance Your View, which specializes in selling Hunter Douglass window coverings. He lives outside of Chicago in Barrington, Illinois with his wife Anne. They have two children and six grandchildren.

3-rides

Bob Lee successfully completed three rides over 10 months totaling 12,000 miles.

2001 RIDE

San Diego, California to Jacksonville, Florida

3254

TOTAL MILES

285

TOTAL DONORS

86000

DOLLARS RAISED

2007 RIDE

Jacksonville, Florida to Bar Harbor, Maine to Anacortes, Washington

6500

TOTAL MILES

1500

TOTAL DONORS

390000

DOLLARS RAISED

2012 RIDE

Vancouver, Canada to Mexico border

3

COUNTRIES

1200

TOTAL DONORS

890000

DOLLAR RAISED

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“I’m not a cyclist, and I am not a fundraiser. I am more of a peddler with a passion to help conquer disease and support those living with life-threatening illnesses. These were purpose-driven rides. The people fighting cancer and ALS, the hospice nurses, and all of the people who collaborated with me on these rides — they were the ones who gave me pedal power.”

~ BOB LEE

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