Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: Metric Century

Saturday Start time:

Sunday Start time: 7:30 am

Team: Team Keeley

ID: 80688

Lifetime total: $8,800.00

I am riding In Memory of The Hammer Christian and Linda Manzo.

I am riding In Honor of Carolyn Wojtal and Julie Wojtal.


I ride to honor John Christian, The Hammer! John was a chivalrous, courteous, and honorable man, the definition of a gentleman. He lost his battle. I ride to honor Linda Manzo, a generous, kind, and loving person to all that knew her. Linda lost her battle in August of 2014. I ride to honor Ed Hall, one of the wisest constructors and father like figure to me and others. Ed lost his battle in May 2022. Help me fight this horrible disease so that we do not lose anymore Johns, Lindas, Eds, gentlemen, or gentlewomen.

This year I ride for two very important ladies in my life, Carolyn and Julie.
Both are fighting breast cancer. My sister in law was first diagnosed. Carolyn Wilke Wojtal is fighting this beast with a smile and a relentless passion to win. Remarkably, my beautiful wife, Julie, was diagnosed a few weeks later. Evidently its bad idea to hang out with the Wojtal Brothers?

I am proud to join Pedal the Cause in the fight against cancer. Pedal the Cause is more than the region's top cycling event. It's a way of life, a celebration, and a movement fueled by the courage to end cancer.

It takes world-class research to create a world without cancer. Please help me in this journey by donating to my ride, and give with confidence knowing that 100% of your donation will go directly to accelerating cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital.