AKP (Always Keep Pedaling) Foundation is a unique organization founded by a remarkable young man. Jon Wilson lost his leg to cancer in 2006, at the age of 24, and made his comeback by enjoying adaptive sports including cycling, skiing and whitewater kayaking. He started his foundation to provide resources to other young people going through similar situations and help them achieve the same type of comeback through sports.
The 2nd Annual Always Keep Pedaling Tour was held, September 18. Finn & Stone was proud to be a sponsor of this event and had a team of four cyclists. Team Finn & Stone was made up of Jonathan Ams, Chip Ams and Angela & Phil Arbolino. Jonathan rode 51 miles, including a very challenging ride up and over Rupert Mountain! Chip, Phil & I did the 25-mile route and loved every minute of the beautiful day. Most fun moment?: When Chip, who got a late start due to a forgotten helmet—he was actually the last person to start—came zooming past me and Phil (and everyone else, I think)! I almost fell off my bike, I was so startled to see him! It pays to stay in shape, I guess.
It was 40 degrees at the starting line but the sun was shining and it was a spectacular fall day in Vermont. A great time was had by all, and Finn & Stone is very proud to be supporting this very worthy cause. We are already training for next year’s ride!
For more information on this event and the AKP Foundation, check out their website at www.akpfoundation.org.