Rider Profiles – The Bicycling Grandmas

After 20 years of leadership from Marie and Charlotte, each decided to take “early retirement” in 2019. Due to health reasons and family needs, there was no ride in 2019. The baton was passed to the sister team of Sherri Kole and Mary Ann Taylor in 2020. Sherri found the ride through HD internet contacts back in 2004. Prior to this year,  she has done 10 “Bike For the Cure” rides. Sherri organized and put on seven pig roast fundraisers in Lewiston, ID. These events raised close to $100,000. She has two very special reasons to ride.

There is special significance for this year’s ride. Sherri’s son Dustin Rada succumbed to HD on February 16, 2024. He was just 50 years old, and had been symptomatic for a number of years. He left his wife Molly and his 14 year old “at risk” son Boyd.

Mary Ann is an avid golfer and tennis player. She and her husband Scott live in Truckee CA (where she is the Pro Shop buyer and merchandiser at a golf course). She is the proud grandma of two young granddaughters who live in Reno NV. She cross-trains in spinning classes. Mary Ann did one “STP Classic” ride with Sherri. This is her 8th “Bike for the Cure” ride to raise funds for research. In 2023 she was the only rider, since Sherri’s health concerns kept her from riding. Her husband stepped up and drove their SAG vehicle.