In 2012, Charlie's father, Mike, began to ride his bike to her grave site to spend time there on a weekly basis. Upon hearing about this, a co-worker of Charlie's mother, Kelly, invited him to take part in a bicycle ride that raised funds for the Michigan Make-A-Wish Foundation. The ride is a grueling, 300 mile ride across the state of Michigan. Luckily, Mike was able to convince his friend, Jeff, to ride with him and the Charlie's Angels Race Team was born!
Since that first ride, other family friends have joined the team and the team now consists of Mike, Jeff, Derrick, Matt, Matt, Justin, and John. We are excited to watch the team to grow and more importantly, raise funds to help grant wishes for children facing life threatening illnesses. Currently, the team has raised over $50,000!
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The Wish-A-Mile Bicycle Tour is the single-largest fundraising event for Make-A-Wish® Michigan. Over the last 30 years, thousands of riders and volunteers have been a part of something special – this extraordinary and inspiring event that has helped make thousands of wishes come true. The WAM tour brings all types of people together who believe that wishes are life changing. Don't miss out on a chance to be a part of the fully supported tour as we ride to grant wishes!
With three exciting route options to choose from: the 300-mile bike ride from Traverse City to Lower Michigan, the 50-mile ride and WAM Jr. for kids ages 5-13 at the finish line location, there is something for every age and skill level to enjoy.
If you are interesting in joining, please contact us or take a look at our Make-A-Wish Team website!