Allen's Adventure

Bicycling cross country for the Lance Armstrong Foundation

Allen’s Adventure benefiting the LiveStrong Challenge

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Greetings and thanks for visiting my website.

My name is Allen. I’ve loved riding bicycles since I was a kid growing up in Pennsylvania.  But I’m not a kid anymore, not by a long shot.  My own kids are grown, married and blessing me with grand-kids.  But I still love to ride my bike, maybe more now than ever, and this year I am doing something special.  I’ve challenged myself to ride 1600 miles from Kansas City to the Atlantic Ocean for the Lance Armstrong Foundation.   Starting June 9th I will be riding an average of 70 miles a day in order to reach Yorktown, Virginia in early July. 

For the past 11 years I have supported the Lance Armstrong Foundation by cycling in the LiveStrong Challenge event in Austin and earning donations from friends and family.  This year I wanted to do something special, so in addition to participating in the Austin ride in October, I am riding my bike from Kansas City to Yorktown, Virginia to raise donations and spread the survivorship message of the Lance Armstrong Foundation in support of the the 2012 LiveStrong Challenge.

This website includes several pages with details of my background, my route, real time maps of my progress, my support team, my sponsers, the Lance Armstrong Foundation and a daily blog about my trip with comments from my readers. Use the menu items in the black ribbon above to access the other pages.

Please donate to the Lance Armstrong Foundation using the following link and  come back often to track me as I ride to Yorktown.



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25 Thoughts on “Allen’s Adventure benefiting the LiveStrong Challenge

  1. Mike Groves on May 21, 2012 at 4:05 pm said:

    The web site is impressive with lots of good information. I look forward to following your daily adventures and monitoring your ride. You are certainly riding for a good cause and wish you this best of luck on this trek.
    Mike G.

  2. Cindy on May 26, 2012 at 8:50 am said:

    I am SO excited for you to be having this adventure! I know it will be one of your grandest memories with many stories to tell us fellow cyclists for years to come. Your strength and determination will smooth your path to the Atlantic coast, and my blessings will be with you daily. Namaste, my friend.

  3. Vicki Bauer-Gojmerac on June 4, 2012 at 3:36 pm said:

    Allen, this is a wonderful site. I am so very proud of you and the strength you have through all walks of life. As soon as I can get back onto Face Book (I deactivated my page and now it won’t let me back on for 24 hours) I’m going to place this link up for everyone to see and hopefully participate… in funds and in words of support. I’ll be following every peddle of the way. Good luck and God be with you.


  4. Thanks Vicki….I’m counting on all the support and encouragement I can get 😉

  5. Stephany on June 5, 2012 at 4:47 pm said:

    I will be watching you ride.. good luck!

  6. BrewCrew on June 6, 2012 at 4:32 pm said:

    Good luck Wuttke. What some people won’t do to shed a few pounds… :) From one work team member to another, pedalling to the Atlantic Ocean is optional, coming back to work is mandatory! I crack me up.

  7. Mary Beth on June 7, 2012 at 5:08 pm said:

    Take time and “smell the roses” on your journey! A fabulous opportunity to experience somthing that most of us will never experience – biking across America..


  8. Hinna on June 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm said:

    “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.”
    – Tommy Lasorda
    Good Luck Allen, We know you have the determination to make this a success.

  9. Mike on June 8, 2012 at 4:57 pm said:

    Just remember these famous words from Kevin Costner from back in 1982, “Pump, Davie, Pump”. Good luck on your bike ride/tour and hope everything goes well. I’ll be monitoring your web site for frequent updates.

  10. Donna on June 8, 2012 at 6:05 pm said:

    “You’re off to Great Places!
    Today is your day!
    Your mountain is waiting,
    So… get on your way!”
    ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

    Have a GREAT first day tomorrow. :)

  11. Dinah on June 8, 2012 at 8:53 pm said:

    I’m not a D-town graduate but I wish you the best, Allen!! What you’re doing is wonderful and what an adventure for you to share with everyone but especially your grandchildren!! Good luck and be safe!!

  12. Looks like the day is going well! Just checked and looks like you’re over half way….. Stay strong, stay safe, ride like the wind……

  13. Joe Pundzak on June 10, 2012 at 10:05 am said:

    Today’s weather forecast is not kind to your endeavor … remember to hydrate often with frequent breaks and that distance isn’t as important as endurance. Relax, you’ll accomplish your goal … all in good time.

  14. Joe Pundzak on June 10, 2012 at 10:07 am said:

    I just re-read my post and damn if it doesn’t sound like it came from a fortune cookie! Well, maybe it did.

  15. John Holtmann on June 10, 2012 at 4:58 pm said:

    I enjoyed being a part of your send off. Now two days under your belt. Go Al Go. Sent a couple of pics from Sat. morning to Cheri. Hope you are having a lot of fun.

  16. Keith Wuttke on June 10, 2012 at 9:02 pm said:

    Keep going Al! I wish I was there to help!

  17. Thanks to everyone for your posts and good wishes.. I truly truly appreciate them and enjoy reading them. I won’t try to answer them all, because I am pretty tired….Help me tomorrow by thinking about temperatures in the low 80s and a tailwind all day long 😉 Positive thoughts. Good energy. Spiritual guidance.

  18. Stephany on June 11, 2012 at 4:09 pm said:

    Looks like you are doing a great job.. keep working hard!

  19. Vicki Bauer-Gojmerac on June 11, 2012 at 11:04 pm said:

    Go Allen Go! We are so proud of you! AMAZING!

  20. Anthony on June 15, 2012 at 12:25 pm said:

    hoping the beer at the end of the day yesterday was as good as KC Dawg was yesterday for us. hoping you have a good weekend and Happy Father’s Day!

  21. DR Woody on June 22, 2012 at 6:07 pm said:

    Keep going…. Halfway, yeah… that is a lot futher than I would get. I know it is challenging, but the reward is in retrospect, and of course at the end. :)

    Hang in there. You are doing an amazing thing!

  22. Keith on June 23, 2012 at 1:03 pm said:

    I enjoyed talking with you and Peter a few minutes this morning on your trip. I’m looking forward to the pictures of the “Rock Store”.

    That’s an adventure of a lifetime.

    Ride Safely.


  23. Allen on June 23, 2012 at 7:18 pm said:

    Thanks for talking with us today Keith. You have seen a lot of cyclists ride by your front door over the years and it was interesting to learn about their experiences from you. I will be updating my blog tomorrow with pictures and more…

  24. Pete Kostelnick on June 25, 2012 at 8:40 am said:

    Great work, Allen! It’s been a lot of fun tracking you on the map. You’ll be there before you know it! Have fun!!

  25. Melissa McKibben on June 25, 2012 at 10:25 am said:

    You are doing AWESOME!!! Keep up the great work!

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