Join George Maurer in Supporting Cancer Research in Memory of Carolyn Held

Carolyn Held

 Minneapolis pianist and composer George Maurer is going international with his third annual cross-country solo bicycle journey to raise money for cancer research in the name of a late, dear friend.  

The 2016 Carolyn A. Held Memorial Bike Ride, a 2,500 mile journey, will take George around the perimeter and twice across the volcanic and glacial interior of the country of Iceland from July 5 to August 10.  

His goal for this trip: To raise another $20,000 to benefit cancer research at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in the memory of Carolyn Held, a close friend who made her own bicycle ride across the country in 1988. She died in 2012 after a one-year battle with cancer.  

In the past two years, George has raised over $30,000 for cancer research with two adventurous bike rides; in 2014 riding his bike solo across the lower 48 states in 48 days, during his 48th year, as Held had, and then in summer 2015 riding his bike from San Francisco, over the Sierra Nevada, across the deserts of the American West, and then climbing, via bicycle, to the 14,110 foot summit of Colorado’s Pikes Peak.  

Maurer plans to continue his annual epic rides indefinitely as he prepares to bike Iceland in 2016 and Japan in 2017.  

You can follow this summer’s journey on his website, http://www.georgemaurer.com or the 48AcrossThe48: The Carolyn A Held Memorial Bike Ride Facebook page. 

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