2019 Events

Pedal

August 25 & 26: The Pedal & Swing team will participate in this year’s Bike MS: Tour los Pueblos, a well-organized, well-attended, and well-supported bicycling event in Northern New Mexico by the New Mexico Chapter of the National MS Society. Rosi and I plan to ride together on our tandem bicycle on both days of this event. On Day 1 we’ll ride a gorgeous 98.8-mile loop, with 4,866 feet of elevation gain (i.e., spectacular views) starting in Espanola, NM. On Day 2, we plan to ride a shorter, 26.9-mile loop, south of Espanola. And during the time that we’re not bicycling we plan to solicit additional donations to the MS Society by offering cyclists and other volunteers a "Recovery Dance" on a cardboard dance floor in the hotel’s parking lot. Please support our Pedal & Swing fundraising activities for the MS Society in one of the following ways:
  • Make a Challenge Pledge (e.g., ”I pledge a $100 donation to the MS Society if Perry and Rosi complete the 98.8 mile, Day 1 segment, within 7 hours”), click on the Donations & Pledges tab at the top of this page.
  • Donate directly to the MS Society for Pedal & Swing’s participation in the Bike MS: Tour los Pueblos, visit the Pedal & Swing Perry Pedersen personal webpage and click “Donate Now”. (NOTE: These donations go directly to the MS Society.)
  • Join the Pedal & Swing TEAM, either as a cyclist or as an event volunteer, by visiting the Pedal & Swing TEAM webpage for the Bike MS: Tour los Pueblos event and click “Join Team”. We would LOVE to have more Pedal & Swing Team members!

Swing

September 8, 15 or 29 (TBD): Last year’s ALS Walk around Albuquerque’s Isotopes Park was a HUGE success! So for 2019, we plan to have a Pedal & Swing dance booth inside the stadium, where participants can donate for dances (with Rosi, Perry or whomever), donate for dance lessons (gift certificates for 4 Jitterbug/Swing lessons), and/or donate for gift certificates from local sponsors (e.g., dance studios or clubs). Please support our Pedal & Swing fundraising activities for the ALS Association in one of the following ways:
  • Make a Challenge Pledge (e.g., ”I pledge a $5 donation to the ALS Association for every person with whom Rosi and Perry dance at their ALS Walk dance booth.”), by clicking on the “Donations & Pledges” tab at the top of this webpage.
  • Donate directly to the ALS Association for Pedal & Swing’s participation in Albuquerque’s 2019 ALS Walk by visiting the ALS Association’s Pedal & Swing personal page and clicking “DONATE TO ME”. (NOTE: These donations go directly to the ALS Association.)
  • Join the Pedal & Swing TEAM and participate in Albuquerque’s 2019 ALS Walk by visiting the ALS Association’s Pedal & Swing Team page for the ALS Walk and clicking “Join Our Team”.