Testimonials - What others have said about deCycles
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"I love deCycles!!!! I have had such a blast so far. It is tough, but the best part is growing together in spirit. I am so lucky to be on this trip."
Gina Guido, IU junior and 2001 rookie rider.

"I've had a hard time riding and the only thing that keeps me going is this awesome group of people. If I was doing this trip alone, I would have quit already. The deCycles is my inspiration and their cheering me makes me cry knowing how wonderful everyone is. I am glad to be a part of this adventure."
Chad Stephan, BHSN graduate and 2000-2001 veteran.

"I thought the trip would be a lot of biking and visiting neat places. We definitely do those things, but the people I'm surrounded by is what makes the trip. I've gotten to know so many great people. This is definitely an experience of a lifetime."
Jay Minnier, IU junior and 2001 rookie.

"This is a chance of a lifetime for all these riders including me. It just gets better and better everyday."
Neil Beuchlein, BHSN freshman and 2001 rookie.

"I am having the time of my life. I never want to go home! Mom, can we move to New York?"
Maura Ratcliff, BHSS junior and 5-trip veteran

"It's awesome how so many people come up to you and ask what we are all about. We might seem all mushy when we say deCycles changed our lives. It seriously does! You learn so many skills on this trip. It will improve your life."
Theo Maynard, Wisconsin sophomore and 3-trip veteran

"I have become close with people I would probably never encountered, and they have changed my life. It is soooo much fun to ride through big cities. The people cheer and whistle. I am so happy to be on this trip."
Jessica Bush, BHSS sophomore

"One word to describe deCycles is 'unbelievable'. This is one of the best experiences I've ever had. It is also the greatest challenge of my life. This was everything I've ever expected, even more."
Amanda Ludwig, Waterloo, Canadian high school junior

"Thanks so much for expending so much time and energy with deCycles. Jon really enjoyed the trip and had many funny stories to tell us. He really likes cycling! Jon now reports, to my ultimate happiness, that computer role playing games, like War of Warcraft, are boring. They aren't real and exciting like riding and interacting with people. This makes me very happy. This a.m he had the computer shut down by 7:45 and was getting ready for a bike ride, I thought it was awesome. This was a profound thing for Jon to learn at 15 and hopefully, one he doesn't easily forget. Thanks again for giving so selflessly to our kids and this community!"
Jenny Stevens

"Thanks for putting this all together again this year. It was great to have my daughter go this year. I can't wait to hear the stories she has to tell and to see the transformation that I am anticipating from this journey. I would love to hear your perspective on how she did."
Nathan Seiling

"It was such a pleasure to run into Norm, Cricket, Bob, Robin and the gang this morning!  I can't tell you how happy it made me to see you all in full deCycles regalia in my new home city of Boston.  What an amazing and wonderful coincidence.  I will follow the rest of the trip online."
Your dear friend, Read Pukkila-Worley, MD (deCycles 1999 Veteran)

"Great to see you!  Just thought I'd pass on a comment I just received from one of our staffers - "Those deCycles people, they left it cleaner than when they started!"   Thanks so much.  Hope the ride to Kingston was beautiful."
Craig Luekens, Assoc Minister of Christ Presbyterian Church of New Haven, CT.