This past weekend was the Restoring Hope Ride starting and finishing from Capital Brewery in Middleton. The annual ride (100k, 50k, or 5k) raises money for the Transplant House in Middleton. The house, which is not open yet, will provide a place to stay for patients and their families during the time they are in Madison for organ, bone marrow, and other transplants. The house currently has 10 bedrooms and after renovations will have 16, each with its own bathroom.
The ride is organized by Andy and Karen Boryczka, rider extraordinaires, and overall great people. Andy has ridden and organized several long distance/cross country type rides and this July will be leading a ride from Wisconsin, across Lake Michigan on the Ferry, and around Michigan. For more on the Restoring Hope Ride and donations to the Restoring Hope Transplant House, click here.