Springfield, OR

Pharmacy Tech

Longest Ride: 82 miles

Bethany Thomas

I have been riding since June 2016. My longest ride is 82 miles, which I completed May 19, 2018 for Reach the Beach Oregon and I also raised $1,000 for the American Lung Association. It was my first charity ride. I am married and got into cycling because of my husband. He took up riding in 2015 to do something healthy and I decided to join him, though he is much faster and waits for me.

My day job is as a nationally certified pharmacy technician for 13 years. My schedule is sporadic and it can be hard to make time to ride during the week. We recently adopted a Bengal mix cat.

My motivation is to always get better at riding, be healthy and I would like to shed some weight as I am overweight. Another motivation last year was to complete Reach the Beach, as we were riding for a personal loss and it was an emotional ride. My goal is to always finish, no matter what and hopefully not walk up any hills.

Bethany Thomas's Blog Posts

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The Crash

A topic discussed at a recent team meeting was injury and the recovery afterwards. This made me think of a serious injury I endured since starting cycling in 2016 and would like to share my experience and how I got back on a bicycle.

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Now I Am Committed!

The Mohawk Valley Metric Century and Strawberry Century are fun events with beautiful scenery, so if you haven't ridden them before, I would encourage you sign up!

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Chamois Butt'r Personal Care Kit!

Huge thanks to our My First Century sponsor Chamois Butt'r for the personal care kit! Look at all this great stuff!...

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My First Century