Family is a big part of my life. All four of my grandparents immigrated from Italy to Canada over fifty years ago, settling just North of Toronto. My childhood was filled with memories of family dinners, get-togethers, and vacations making my decision to leave home at 16 even more difficult. Despite being away from my nonnos and nonnas for the past 12 years, I’ve found it easy to keep in touch with them because of technology, something that I know is not a guarantee for all grandchildren. I’m dedicating this ride for the grandchildren who haven’t been as fortunate as I have because of resources my nonnos and nonnas have.
My interest in cycling started a year ago as my hockey career began to wind down. I’m excited to transition my slow skating stride to an even slower cycle speed.