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Phil's Epic Ride Across America

Although I completed this ride in 2013, the journey to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project never ends.  This fundraising page is still active and can accept donations.  Please consider a small donation. 

 

Thanks for your continued support

 

Philip Schoenig

 

 

“The most gratifying part of your goal isn't always necessarily the finish line, but rather the journey that gets you there. The training, the preparation, and the commitment you make to yourself to go beyond in order to achieve your goal.”

THE GOAL

Imagine traveling through such beautiful areas as the Southern California coast ... the red rock town of Sedona, Arizona... roll up and over the Continental Divide... cross the Oklahoma panhandle... and the rural countryside of New England.   Now imagine doing this on a bicycle!

I am Philip Schoenig, a 51 year old retired Army Lieutenant Colonel of North Grafton, MA., and this image is  about  to  become  a reality as I will be cycling coast to coast to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP)

I will be cycling through some of the most beautiful and scenic areas in America averaging 110+ miles per day and cycle through 15 states. From the natural beauty of the southern Sierras and Rockies to spectacular river crossings like the Arkansas, Missouri and Mississippi, each day is a unique adventure in itself. Starting from California on 20 April, my 33 day journey will cover over 3,450+ miles and finish in Massachusetts on 23 May.    The "Fast America Ride" Tour Itinerary can be found at America By Bicycle web site.

Cycling across America has been a goal of mine for many years and with it a wonderful opportunity to help raise money and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project which serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families.

I am funding the ride myself so that 100% of donations will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. I chose to ride for the Wounded Warrior Project because I was fortunate enough to have a healthy and rewarding military career.  Some of my brothers and sisters in arms were not as fortunate and together we can help make a difference for them and their families on their road to recovery.

WHY YOUR DONATION MATTERS

When you support Wounded Warrior Project, you’re supporting an organization whose broad appeal reaches across demographic, geographic, and political boundaries. WWP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. It’s not about the war; it’s about the warrior.  With advancements in battlefield medicine and body armor, an unprecedented percentage of service members are surviving severe wounds or injuries. Your tax deductible donation enables WWP to help the thousands of wounded warriors returning home from the current conflicts and to provide assistance to their families.

Worcester Telegram Article

The Cyclist - Mini documentary of my ride across america
 
For day to day updates of my "Epic Ride" go to 
http://philsepicride.blogspot.com/ 

Please note that my participation in this epic ride is in my personal capacity. My participation is not an endorsement of any particular organization, its services or products by the Department of Defense, United States Army or the Defense Contract Management Agency.  Due to ethics and conflict of interest regulations, if you are a DCMA Raytheon Tewksbury or Raytheon Company employee please refrain from making a donation.  

In addition to online donations that are tracked on this page, I received a generous $5000 donation from the LDB Foundation and an anonymous donation for $250 sent directly to the Wounded Warrior Project. Bringing the total to over $20,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project.  
 
This fundraising page is still active and can accept donations. 
 
Thanks for your support,

Phil
                                                              
                                                                                      

 

Total Raised

$15,001.00

Funded: 100%
Donors
Anonymous
$42.00
1491 days ago
Barbara Heron
$200.00
2356 days ago
Cynthia Bedell
$50.00
2358 days ago
Diane Fisher
$25.00
2360 days ago
Annmarie Godin
$50.00
2360 days ago
Barry Haarde
$25.00
2360 days ago
Paul Westcott
$50.00
2361 days ago
Stephen Goto
$50.00
2361 days ago
leif thomsen
$300.00
2361 days ago
Philip Schoenig
$62.15
2361 days ago
Philippe Sussholz
$1,000.00
2362 days ago
Maryanne Hammond
$200.00
2363 days ago
Scott Rossiter
$100.00
2364 days ago
Philip Schoenig
$50.00
2365 days ago
Michael Bloom
$100.00
2365 days ago
Linda Dolan
$200.00
2366 days ago
Susan Schoenig
$25.00
2366 days ago
Steven Dawson
$50.00
2366 days ago
Arnold Bryson
$50.00
2366 days ago
Burt Biebuyck
$172.85
2367 days ago
Stephanie Bourque
$50.00
2368 days ago
Lucy Simotes
$25.00
2369 days ago
Stan Vanderwerf
$100.00
2375 days ago
Andy Rickard
$100.00
2375 days ago
Dennis Shine
$100.00
2377 days ago
Ralph Wagner
$100.00
2377 days ago
Kevin O'Brien
$200.00
2378 days ago
Richard Gilbert
$25.00
2383 days ago
Jim & Jane Jenkins
$100.00
2385 days ago
Keah Shields
$100.00
2386 days ago
Michael Fitzgibbon
$100.00
2387 days ago
Debbie Berg
$50.00
2387 days ago
Chris Bollinger
$100.00
2387 days ago
Floris Van Overveld
$20.00
2392 days ago
Lynn Colicchio
$100.00
2394 days ago
Greg Browning
$20.00
2396 days ago
Paulette Collette
$50.00
2399 days ago
Thomas Randall
$50.00
2400 days ago
Jimmy Dematteo
$50.00
2400 days ago
Peter Collette
$50.00
2400 days ago
Arnold Bryson
$50.00
2400 days ago
Anne Morin
$50.00
2402 days ago
Deb Yacubacci
$25.00
2402 days ago
Mark R. and Susan G. Hicks
$200.00
2402 days ago
Jason Rocha
$100.00
2403 days ago
Dave Sheridan
$50.00
2404 days ago
Students at St Peter-Marian High School
$400.00
2406 days ago
Mark Jackson
$50.00
2406 days ago
Marissa Mattei
$50.00
2407 days ago
Andrew Gatesman
$75.00
2407 days ago
Bruce Platzman
$250.00
2408 days ago
Beverly Chudyk
$25.00
2408 days ago
Tom Demerly
$20.00
2408 days ago
Alex Rogozenski
$50.00
2409 days ago
Philip Schoenig
$10.00
2409 days ago
John & Bobbie Cruse
$10.00
2409 days ago
Joseph and Maureen Schneider
$50.00
2409 days ago
Chris Karis
$25.00
2409 days ago
Jim and Susan Vasi
$50.00
2410 days ago
Karen Rose
$50.00
2411 days ago
Patrick & Anita Carroll
$150.00
2411 days ago
Valerie Helms
$20.00
2412 days ago
Philip Schoenig
$100.00
2412 days ago
David Danielson
$50.00
2414 days ago
diane fisher
$25.00
2416 days ago
Louis Leofanti
$100.00
2419 days ago
Michael Mattei
$40.00
2419 days ago
David and Carleen Martin
$50.00
2421 days ago
Tara Sweeney
$77.00
2427 days ago
Annelies Van Raalten
$100.00
2428 days ago
Linda Mills
$250.00
2429 days ago
James Breeding
$50.00
2429 days ago
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$500.00
2429 days ago
Kenneth & Diane Smith
$100.00
2429 days ago
Brian Mumfrey
$100.00
2430 days ago
Paul Army
$100.00
2431 days ago
Terri Mazzarelli
$50.00
2432 days ago
Amy Enz
$25.00
2435 days ago
Scott Conner
$150.00
2436 days ago
Thomas Baker
$198.00
2437 days ago
Barry and Susan Wante
$100.00
2438 days ago
John Flynn
$100.00
2439 days ago
John Whetstone
$50.00
2441 days ago
Lee Cormier
$50.00
2443 days ago
Matt Moldvan
$20.00
2443 days ago
Kirsten Lambert
$20.00
2443 days ago
Brian and Elizabeth Sullivan
$50.00
2443 days ago
cathy schoenig
$20.00
2443 days ago
Stephen McDuffie
$30.00
2444 days ago
Gustave Danielson
$50.00
2444 days ago
Larry Rosenthal
$100.00
2445 days ago
George Montgomery
$50.00
2445 days ago
Tim Daley
$100.00
2445 days ago
Daniel Mattei
$50.00
2445 days ago
Aimee Gagnon
$25.00
2445 days ago
Loree (Sprague) Nauman
$25.00
2445 days ago
Keith Gelinas
$100.00
2446 days ago
Parker Schoenig
$25.00
2446 days ago
Neil Feldman
$100.00
2447 days ago
Bryan & Aoife Mattei
$200.00
2448 days ago
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Phil's Epic Ride Across America

PS One-of-a-Kind Fundraiser
From:4/20/2013
To:5/23/2013
Location: California to Massachusetts