Press/Media

Lauren’s Ride received a good deal of media coverage and interest from the press all over the US – John and Tony were greeted by news crews, both print and video, in many of their stops, and celebrities like Wil Wheaton, Seth Rudetsky and Jenny Lawson (The Bloggess) were tweeting and talking about Lauren’s Ride on the radio, satellite stations and multiple social media platforms.  Below are links and/or PDFs of many of the news articles written about the Ride before, during and after, including the news report written when Lauren received her car on Christmas Day, 2012.  All links will open in new tabs – PDFs will require Adobe Acrobat Reader (download here).


NEW!  ‘Story of a brother’s love’: Former Nipomo firefighter documents bike ride across country to help his sister. Santa Maria Times – September 7, 2020 (web) (PDF)

Lauren’s Ride Press Release

Lauren’s Ride: Nipomo firefighter to ride across the country to help his injured sister.  Adobe Press – July 27, 2012 (PDF)

Lauren’s Ride: A Q&A With the Man Behind The Bike.  Newark Patch – August 12, 2012 (web) (PDF)

Newark-raised firefighter embarking on cross-country bike ride to raise funds for disabled sister.  The Mercury News – September 6, 2012 (web) (PDF)

Riding coast to coast for his sister.  Santa Maria Times – September 28, 2012 (web)

No bridge too far:  Calif. fire fighter biking across country to benefit sister.  Butler County Times – October 1, 2012 (PDF)

Ride of a lifetime:  California man bikes across country for quadriplegic sister.  Greensburg Daily News – October 6, 2012 (PDF)

California Firefighter Rides His Way Into Freehold.  Freehold Patch – October 11, 2012 (web)

California firefighter makes pit stop in Conshohocken on 3,500-mile cycling mission.  Times Herald – October 12, 2012 (web)

Nipomo firefighter returns from cross-country bike ride to raise money for sister.  The Tribune – October 24, 2012 (web)

Firefighter rides across U.S. in support of sister.  News Transcript – October 24, 2012 (web) (PDF)

Life-changing experience for firefighter.  Santa Maria Times – October 29, 2012 (web) (PDF)

From coast to coast.  Santa Maria Sun – November 1, 2012 (web)

Brother delivers holiday surprise.  Santa Maria Times – December 26, 2012 (web) (PDF)

Nipomo firefighter surprises quadriplegic sister with car after fundraiser.  The Tribune – January 8, 2013 (web)

The Chain Reaction of Cycling: Lauren’s Ride.  Central Coast Active (web)