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Razoo:
“Before setting out on May 20 for a ninety-day cycling excursion, James Rienstra had never owned a road bike. He’d also never participated in, let alone created, a fundraiser. But several years after the loss of his father from pancreatic cancer, Rienstra pedaled from Zimmerman, Minnesota to Anchorage, Alaska, not only to raise money for those still fighting cancer, but also to honor the memory of his father, Walter.” Read more…

KARE 11:
James Rienstra performed a lot of tricks as a BMX biker. But he’s never done anything like he’s about to attempt. Read more and watch video…

STAR NEWS:
April 25, 2011 “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.” James Rienstra’s blog, Pedaling for Pennies, banners the Serenity Prayer to consecrate his 3,000-mile journey from Zimmerman to Anchorage, Alaska in memory of his father, Wally Rientra Read more…

April 25, 2011 How would you like to take a trip to Alaska? We can all ride along with a former Zimmerman BMX biker, James Rienstra, as he begins a 3,300-mile bicycle trek from Zimmerman to Anchorage, Alaska on Friday, May 20. Read more…

May 27, 2011 “Dream and dream big! Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t live out your dreams,” James Rienstra told a crowd of students at Westwood Elementary in Zimmerman on Friday. Rienstra is biking from Minnesota to Alaska over the next few months to raise money for the Randy Shaver… Read more…

June 17, 2011 James Rienstra hit a roadblock June 14 when Canada denied him access across the border. Despite having cleared his trip with the embassy twice before he set out, Rienstra posted on his blog that his trip has been halted at the border.Read more…

July 14, 2011 “James Rienstra is a foreign national who has not been authorized to enter Canada.”  So read the Canadian Citizenship and Immigration form James Rienstra received when he reached the Montana/Canada border on June 14.  It was a major setback for Rienstra, who departed for Alaska May 20 from Zimmerman’s Westwood Elementary biking for his project, Pedaling for Pennies Read more..

August 27, 2011 “James Rienstra cycled across the finish line in Anchorage, Alaska, ending his 75-day adventure with its goal of raising $10,000 for Pedaling for Pennies, a cancer research fundraiser in conjunction with the Randy Shaver Foundation.” Read more…

RANDY SHAVER CANCER RESEARCH AND COMMUNITY FUND:
When James Rienstra’s father passed away just six months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and just one month away from retirement, James knew he had to do something to try to fight the helplessness he felt. A former professional BMX biker, James decided to meld his passion for biking into raising money for cancer research. Read more…

August 27, 2011 “James Rienstra cycled across the finish line in Anchorage, Alaska, ending his 75-day adventure with its goal of raising $10,000 for Pedaling for Pennies, a cancer research fundraiser in conjunction with the Randy Shaver Foundation.
The journey covered almost 3,000 miles and garnered over $15,000 in donations, beginning in the auditorium of Westwood Elementary in Zimmerman and ending in the untamed reaches of Alaska.” Read more….

ECM PUBLISHERS:
How would you like to take a trip to Alaska? We can all ride along with a former Zimmerman BMX biker, James Rienstra, as he begins a 3300-mile bicycle trek from Zimmerman to Anchorage, Alaska Read more…

UNDERWOOD NEWS:
Finding a nice day to be out and about in the area has been a challenge. But no challenge close to the one that bike pedaler James Rienstra has as he is on a pedal bike trip from Minnesota to Alaska. Rienstra passed through Underwood at the end of May and got a taste of the hospitality Underwood has to offer while caught by the weather for three days in town. Rienstra, a BMX professional from Zimmerman, Minn., decided to take a road trip on bike this summer to raise funds for cancer research. He is pushed on by the memories of his time in Alaska that he had with his dad before he died from the effects of pancreatic cancer. His father died just six months after being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 59. Rienstra decided he would travel to Alaska by bike to raise funds for cancer research and come to some closure in Alaska, where he had such great memories with his dad years ago. His ride is themed “Pedaling for Pennies” and he is asking for donations of any kind for his 3,000 mile journey. All of the proceeds he receives go to the Randy Shaver Cancer Research fund. Click here for the web site…

VITAL BMX:
BMX Legend James Rienstra is taking on a mammoth challenge in aid of charity. James has decided to cycle on his road bike from Minnesota to Alaska. This is no small challenge that is almost 2,400 miles. Read more…

BMX TRANSWORLD:
Minnesota’s Jim Rienstra (Standard Bykes fame, Aspire video contest, etc.) has an up coming fundraiser he’s doing to help fight cancer. He’ll be riding a bike from his homestate of Minnesota all the way to Alaska to raise money for cancer research. Everyone knows someone who’s life has been affected by cancer, so helping with a cause like this helps everyone. Read more…

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