Monthly Archives: September 2016

Our Monday ride day was absolutely amazing! We woke up super early and packed up all of our belongings since today was move day. After a quick breakfast, several of our DaVita Rx Tour DaVita riders were able to head … Continue reading


I’m Barbara Purvis, Matthew’s mother. I’m so glad I brought Matthew’s spirit to the Tour. He’s here, he just hasn’t slapped me yet. I’m meeting a lot of nice people and a lot of people who I’ve heard their names … Continue reading


I am a home hemo patient rider. I have been on dialysis for 10 years. My first tour was 2 years ago in Oregon. I was super nervous, and thought about backing out up until I was actually on my flight.  … Continue reading


Sleep was sparse last night. For the first few hours it was too hot and then it quickly turned to cold and just in general, probably from nerves, I didn’t get much sleep at all. I woke up early and … Continue reading


What a wonderfully, hard first day of my first tour. TN is beautiful! Hot, humid! And such a wonderful challenge. Here’s hoping for slightly cooler weather tomorrow. Hoping to make it all the way! 🙂 Beth


It was an awesome day of travel that started with The Goddess of Maverick – Cathy Bready, my mom, my son and myself enjoying an awesome IHOP breakfast and then arriving at the airport for our flight. As all awesome tours … Continue reading


It’s hard to believe that Tour DaVita 2016 is just a few short days away. This will be my 3rd time to participate in the ride of a lifetime. There are so many things that I am looking forward to … Continue reading


It is hard to believe that we are just a few short weeks away from the 10th annual Tour DaVita, and we have come full circle back to the great state of Tennessee! I am especially excited about the day … Continue reading


One of the things that I think new riders take for granted the most in long-distance cycling is not the actual difficulty of riding, the workings of the bicycle or even the breadth of the task of riding 100 miles … Continue reading