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In September, I will be participating in my eleventh Tour DaVita.  Crazy to think I was still in my thirties when I participated in the first Tour and my kids were 14, 11, and 5 and are now 24, 21, … Continue reading


Carl is an avid traveler and an excellent photographer from Raleigh, North Carolina. Carl is also a dialysis patient who will be riding in Tour DaVita for the first time this October! He has been on dialysis for three years … Continue reading


My experience with Tour DaVita has been nothing but rewarding.  As a patient, I probably feel the “Spirit of the Ride” even more than most.  I am thankful that I can participate and share these special moments with the group, … Continue reading


Last year I blogged about participating in Tour DaVita despite the fact that I couldn’t ride (due to hip surgery).  This year I want to talk about fear and getting back on the bike after surgery. I had surgery in … Continue reading


Why is it important to me to participate in the Tour DaVita? That’s a big question, with a lot of answers. I started life chubby and bald. For a brief period in college I was in good shape. I had … Continue reading


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 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