Team Sprockets is a diverse group of 25 “Linked Individuals Making a Difference,” united by our bright jersey and positive outlook. We started in 2009 with eight riders as the team for Norwalk Hospital- Whittingham Cancer Center. The ride enabled the center to support a local cause, according to Linda Versea, Director, Cancer Services. We grew from Jay DesMarteau’s efforts, and from the dedication of beloved patient Lori Redmer. Two years ago, Lori challenged teammate Thad Eidman to leave his 25 mile comfort zone and step up to 50! This year’s jersey is very special, according to rider Cindy Cornell. Lori’s initials (LJR) appear in one of the sprockets and it includes the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation logo, where Lori served as Executive Director until her cancer returned. Cornell has recruited several riders from her church. Todd Erlich and Jim Foster ride in honor of family members. Juliet and Peter Harker celebrate Juliet’s successful battle with breast cancer a few years back. Tony Menchaca is riding to celebrate the end of a round of treatment.

Captain: Jay DesMarteau