Memphis cyclist raises money for charities one ride at a time | Health
(WMC-TV) - One Mid-South man has decided to take his love for cycling to the web. Michael Lander is a longtime Memphis resident who spent over two decades in the military. After his military career Lander decided to return to school to finish up his degree in journalism.
During the spring 2012 semester Lander’s web publishing class required a blog as a final project. As a result, this non-traditional student chose to create a “Memphis Cyclist” website.
He became interested in cycling in March 2007 and before that, he had not been on a bike for nearly 27 years. Lander created this site not only for local cyclist but tourists as well.
The main purpose of the blog is to provide information about cycling in Memphis as well as raise awareness about this sport. Lander said, “My primary goal is to generate interest in cycling and to promote it so that others will get as much enjoyment out of it as I have while, simultaneously, raising awareness for the charitable causes that I hope to continue to support.”
Since Lander has been riding he has participated in about six charities races and raised close to $7,000. This “Memphis cyclist” says he usually rides in the East Memphis area however, “there’s really no limit for where I will ride,” said Lander.
Right now Lander is preparing for the Paul Reviere bike ride which is next week and all proceeds will go to the Al Chymia Shriners Hospital for Children.
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