Fueled By Love Bike Tour 2018

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Chris Stanley was lost in the Mississippi River on April 25, 2017. He was found May 4, 2017. Chris graduated posthumously with a B.S. in Neurobiology from the University of Minnesota in May, 2017. He was a beautiful soul. I plan to share his immense love for people and for creation and to share my own hope, peace, faith and love in the midst of my tremendous sorrow. I could do this trip for very little cost. However, people want to join me along the way, a few people for the entire trip and many for a day or a week.  

Chris was an avid biker and environmentalist. He had been planning to bike the Mississippi River Trail from Minneapolis to the Gulf Coast upon graduation. I will be doing this ride in his memory beginning Labor Day, 2018, and the funds you are donating will be used to make this ride happen. 

I am a pastor and I told Chris he was going to be a preacher someday. Just after Chris had graduated from high school in 2013, he found his dad convulsing with a hemorrhagic stroke. It was then that Chris began to write poetry and meditate as he sought to find peace. Chris's dad is doing pretty well. He lives in a group home and misses Chris tremendously. Chris is also survived by his younger brother, Austin, and loving family and many friends.

 (See below for a breakdown of costs and gifts~after the Spanish translation).  

Chris wrote this poem on his way to the Climate March in NYC in 2014. I changed the word "bus" to "bike" in honor of this ride. Along the way, I hope to meet others, to hear their stories, to learn from them, and also to preach, teach and share.  

This Bus (Bike) Is Fueled By Love

This bike is fueled by love
shared by all the people
of the world colored green,
wide like the sky.

This bike is fueled by love
raining from the clouds
they try to put above us
but the clouds always pass.

This bike is fueled by love,
these people live on kindness
they always share a smile
they always shine so bright.

This bike is fueled by love,
by love we can prevail,
this is how to start a movement,
by love we cannot fail. 

Se perdió Chris Stanley en el Río Misisipi el 25 de abril 2017. Lo encontraron el 4 de mayo de 2017. Chris se graduó después de la muerte con una Licenciatura en Neurobiología de la Universidad de Minnesota en el 2017. Fue un alma bello y planeaba compartir su amor inmenso por la gente y por la creación. Planeo compartir mi propia esperanza, paz, fe y amor en medio de esta tristeza inmensa. Pudiera hacer este viaje por muy poco costo. Sin embargo, hay mucha gente que quiere acompañarme en el camino, unos/as por todo el viaje y otros/as durante unos días o una semana. 

Chris era un ávido ciclista y ambientalista. Había planificado tomar tiempo después de graduarse para andar en bicicleta por todo el Río Misisipi desde Minneapolis hasta el Golfo de México. Haré esta bicicleteada en su memoria empezando Labor Day, 2018 y se usarán los fondos que dones para hacer posible este viaje.  

Yo le había dicho a Chris que iba a ser predicador algún día. Poco después de graduarse de la prepa en 2013, Chris encontró  a su papá convulsionando con un derrame cerebral hemorrágico. Fue en ese tiempo que Chris empezó a escribir poesía y meditar mientras buscaba una paz. El papá de mi hijo y está relativamente bien. Vive en un hogar con cuidado médico y extraña mucho a su hijo. También es sobrevivido por su hermano menor, Austin, y familia querida y muchos amigos/as. 
(Ver los detalles abajo)  

Chris Stanley Memorial Bike Ride 2018
Proposed Itinerary/Propuesto Itinerario  

Week/Semana 1—Bohemian Flats, Minneapolis MN—LaCrosse WI September 3-9 septiembre
150 m

Week/Semana 2—Lacrosse WI—Bettendorf, IL
September 10-16 septiembre
186 m

Week/Semana 3—Bettendorf, IL—Quincy, IL
September 17-23 septiembre
160 miles

Week/Semana 4—Quincy, IL—St. Louis, MO—Cape Girardeau, MO September 24-30 septiembre
250 m

Week/Semana 5—Cape Girardeau—Memphis, TN
October 1-7 octubre
190 m

Week/Semana 6—Memphis, TN—Vicksburg, MS
October 8-14 octubre
230 m

Week/Semana 7—Vicksburg, MS—Baton Rouge, LA
October 15-21 octubre
150 m

Week/Semana 8—Baton Rouge, LA—Donaldsonville—Belle Chasse—Venice, LA
October 22-28 octubre
191 m

Return to New Orleans to celebrate. Volver a Nuevo Orleans para celebrar.

Follow along with the ride/Sigue la bicileteada:
Fueled By Love Bike Tour 2018 Facebook Page 

(Note: Any funds not used for this bike ride will be directed toward the Chris Stanley Memorial Fund for Sustainability, which will provide small grants for sustainability projects in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. More info here:   Nota: Estamos todavía finalizando el presupuesto. Se actualizará el presupuesto cuando todo está un poco más claro. Todos los fondos en exceso del costo de este viaje serán distribuidos después del viaje al Chris Stanley Memorial Fund for Sustainability (Se puede donar directamente aquí  Chris Stanley Fund for Sustainability ).

Proposed budget. 

1) RV/gas: $12,000
2) Food/Comida: $2000
3) Lodging/Alojamiento: $3000
4) Bike Gear/Para la bici: $2000
5) Misc.: $1000

When you donate, I will offer you the following/Cuando donas, te ofrezco lo siguiente:

$25.00--Special Bike Ride Commemorative Sticker or Magnet
$50.00--The above plus Chris's 1st book of poetry: The First 28
$100.00--The above plus Chris's book of poetry dedicated to me: Let Your Heart Choose Where to Start
$150.00--The above plus one of Chris's poems framed
$200.00--The above plus I will present/speak/preach for your group one time--before or after the trip
$250.00--The above plus I will dedicate half a day's ride to you, your cause, your business or in honor of a loved one (Dates--first come, first choice of day)
$500.00--The above plus I will dedicate a full day's ride to you, your cause, your business or in honor of a loved one (Dates--first come, first choice of day)
$1000.00--The above plus you will have a first copy of a book yet to be written by me and including Chris's book: Old Growth Forest

Peace to you and thank you for being a part of this journey in memory of my beloved Chris.

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Melissa Melnick
St. Paul, MN

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