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41. Barrington’s Bob Lee to Recount his “Ride for 3 Reasons”

41. Barrington’s Bob Lee to Recount his “Ride for 3 Reasons”

Home Newsroom 41. Barrington’s Bob Lee to Recount his “Ride for 3 Reasons”

Barrington’s own Bob Lee will be taking us along for the ride tomorrow as he shares a presentation about his three-part, 12,000 mile charity bide ride around the perimeter of the United States to help fund research for cancer, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and new programs to benefit hospice end-of-life care.

Bob Lee on his "Ride for 3 Reasons"
Bob Lee presentation about his “Ride for 3 Reasons” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 9th

Bob’s presentation is the latest in a series of talks this month inspired by author Rachel Joyce’s book, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry about a man who embarks on a life-changing journey.  The book is the focus of the Barrington Reads community reading campaign hosted by the Barrington Area Library, Barrington 220 Educational Foundation, Barrington 220 School District and the Barrington PTO Presidents’ Council.

Barrington Community Reading Campaign - February, 2014
Barrington Community Reading Campaign – February, 2014

A cancer survivor, Bob Lee captured our imaginations with his charity bike ride which was inspired by another book.  After reading author Mitch Albom’s novel, Tuesdays with Morrie, in 1998 Bob felt compelled to redirect his life to giving back to the community and he started planning his first of three solo, cross-country rides.

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Over 15 years and 12,000 miles later, Bob has raised significant funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society, the National Hospice Foundation, the Les Turner ALS Foundation, and now Be@Ease and his Ride for 3 Reasons gained the attention of a wide swath of America and its people.

Bob Lee Making Friends on the Road During his 2007 Ride for 3 Reasons
Bob Lee Making Friends on the Road During his 2007 Ride for 3 Reasons

Bob’s presentation about his Ride will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 9th, at The Garlands of Barrington Center for the Performing Arts, 1000 Garlands Lane in Barrington. 

Bob will share highlights of his amazing journey, his dynamic photography, and inspiration on how we can all make a difference.

(CLICK HERE to Register)

For the schedule of all upcoming events, presentations and interviews for this year’s Barrington Reads campaign, visit the Barrington Area Library’s website at

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