Air up those tires and test your brakes, because LOWVELO is kicking off earlier than ever this year! The 6th annual LOWVELO, a bike ride that raises money for lifesaving cancer research at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, will open for registration on Friday, March 1 at LOWVELO.org.
Amanda Oberhaus was unable to attend LOWVELO23 on ride day, Nov. 5, but that isn’t stopping her from fundraising for lifesaving cancer research at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center. While many of us are slowing down to take it easy through the rest of the year, Oberhaus is gearing up to lead her own donation-based fitness event.
This year’s LOWVELO, which raises funds for lifesaving cancer research at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, was the most successful in the event’s five-year history with more riders, teams, volunteers, sponsors and community involvement than any other year. More than 1,250 riders took part in the event and that number is still rising.
There are so many unique ways to fundraise for LOWVELO but for Kathy Lubin and her family, their senior pup, Tank, just seemed like the obvious choice. Lubin describes Tank as calm and loving with everyone he meets. And he’s met a lot of people this year.
They are a funky bunch. Just ask them. For Jen Langan and her family, it’s been an inside joke for years. Her dad was Marky Mark and she, her mom Nancy, and her brothers Jack and Luke were his funky bunch – just like the 90s hip-hop act led by a young Mark Wahlberg. And then a few years ago, their worlds were turned upside down.
It’s not your average LOWVELO bike ride team. There are no bicycle shorts. There are no helmets. There are not even any road bikes. The average age? Somewhere between 80 and 90 years old – proof that wellness can be found at any stage of life.
It was never a question. Jessica Baxter was going to college. It was something her mother always pushed for her children. Baxter was already doing a good job of securing the funds to get her education – but she got a boost when she was awarded a LOWVELO Scholarship.
After months of searching for the perfect person to join LOWVELO as our new event manager, we are so excited to finally welcome Chris Winn to our team! He is passionate about growing the Charleston cycling community, encouraging a healthy lifestyle and fighting back against cancer.
For most beginners to biking, the idea of riding 20 miles would seem daunting, or even impossible. But after beating stage 4 melanoma, Ashley Mahoney is an expert at overcoming challenges and laughing in the face of impossible.