The Third Annual Journey of Awesomeness (JOA) took place on June 10-11 to raise funds for Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries, and it was a huge success! The JOA is a two-day, 204-mile trek that begins in Charlottesville and follows the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail to Yorktown, Virginia. While most riders were local, some came from as far away as Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and even California to participate in the challenging and fun event (new riders were given brightly-colored mohawks—this bunch is not lacking in a sense of humor!). Even our own Rydell Payne rode for the third year in a row. Thanks to the riders, the all-important support crew, the families, and the many donors who supported them, this ‘awesome’ fundraising ride raised $67,122.27, easily surpassing the $60,000 goal!
Photos courtesy of Journey of Awesomeness Facebook Page