Biking the Euros
A Connection Story
Follow me and get involved as I cycle across Germany to celebrate the beauty of the 2024 Euros football tournament and raise money for mental health awareness, advocacy and treatment.
Hi! I’m Chris, a writer and teacher, avid cyclist and lover of major international sporting events. I’ve attended the Olympic Games, the Mens and Women’s Football World Cups, Wimbledon, the World Series, the Rose Bowl, the Final Four, and many other memorable competitions. I’ve also dealt with depression and anxiety throughout my life. This summer I’m excited to combine my loves for cycling, sport, and writing with my passion for bringing attention to the challenges millions, like myself, have faced due to depression, anxiety, and other forms of mental illness.
My ride will focus on the idea of “connection” – how we connect with the beauty of the world and how we connect with one another in ways to combat loneliness and to promote community, togetherness and love. I’m partnering with To Write Love on Her Arms, an organization whose mission is, in part, “finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.” One of TWLOHA’s core beliefs is, “People need other people.” I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Join me, follow my travels, and contribute your own stories of struggle, hope or connection. And if you’re so moved, please consider contributing financially to the cause. Cheers, and let’s connect!
Contribute to our To Write Love on Her Arms campaign, or support Chris directly as he rides his bike across Germany during the 2024 Euros Football Championship. While your financial contribution is greatly appreciated, there are a whole host of other ways to get involved that will help Chris just as much to achieve his goal.
Help us reach our $10,000 goal to support TWLOHA’s mission of “finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.” Chris has made connection the central theme of his ride, and TWOLA, with its belief that, “People need other people,” is the perfect partner.
Biking the Euros Go Fund Me
Support Chris directly during his ride. Buy him a bratwurst, a beer for him and a new friend, a replacement tire tube, or a whole host of other things that will help make his ride a success. While Chris will be using Warm Showers and host stays, your small contributions will be just the financial and emotional boost he needs to complete his journey.
(If you are choosing to donate to just one cause, please forgo supporting Chris directly and contribute your money to the TWLOHA campaign instead.)
Ride with Chris, help him find host stays, build him a Spotify playlist, give him words of encouragement, or pledge to contribute your own story of struggle, hope and connection. This ride will no doubt stretch the limits for Chris, both physically and emotionally. He wants you with him, in spirit if not in person. And through your involvement, Chris hopes the connections you make during his ride will also positively impact your life.