Hopkins 4K for Cancer

The mission of Hopkins 4K for Cancer is to unite communities across the country in the fight against cancer by spreading awareness, raising funds, and fostering hope.

Journal

July 21, 2007

by Jennifer Breads
The day into Goldfield was the first century weve had in a while and most riders would agree that its easier to do now than when we started back in May (even though 100 miles is still no walk in the park). Three of our guys, Drew, Dewey, and Logan, made it to our hosts in less than 5 hours and Eric and Devin were not far behind. The tailwind certainly helped the team pedal faster all day as we reached our highest elevation at nearly 6,000 feet. We were warmly welcomed by townspeople of Goldfield, which is a small town of about 350 people. We stayed in a school gymnasium that is home to only 22 elementary and junior high school students. This was pretty remarkable considering some riders graduated in high school classes nearly twice the size of the entire town! We enjoyed a hearty pasta dinner and shared stories with the women who helped prepare our meals. Rob and Jarred gave a great presentation and we put ourselves to bed early in order to be fully rested for another century. Goldfield was our last host stop in Nevada and we fell asleep knowing that California awaits us the next day!