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Van U'Ren completed an unsupported tour across the US in 1996, from San
Francisco to Yorktown VA, as well as many multi-day tours in California,
Oregon, Nevada, Colorado & New Mexico. He is more at home on a bicycle
than any other vehicle. Van is also a Bicycle Mechanic, volunteering his skills for the Emigrant Trails Bike Trek each September for Breathe California.
In 2006, along with 16 other cyclists, Van completed a tour across the US for Team Will and sponsored by CureSearch. The 2006 Ride to Reach the Day was a coast-to-coast bicycle event raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. The inaugural cross country relay ride crossed 11 states and included connections at seven state capitols and 15 major cities with events, rallies and hospital visits along the route. Through Ride to Reach the Day 2006, Team Will raised over $60,000 for childhood cancer research!
Van will again join his Team Will buddies on June 16, 2008 in another fund raising campaign, ending on June 25, 2008 in Washington D.C.
Van is also the proud
husband of Terri - one of the owners of www.adventuresports.com and www.outdoormind.net
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