WRITTEN BY SARAH RAWLEY
This is a story for those who have battled cancer. For those who have watched a loved one fight through the pain. For parents who have walked the unbearable line of watching their child lose their vibrancy years too soon. For those who have experienced the joy, the challenge, the safe haven, community, and growth that mountain biking has brought them. This is a story about a simple idea to use the thread of a yellow jersey to bring together the world’s best mountain bikers into one place for something bigger than each of them.
This is Sam’s story.
...and a shoutout to Sam's community. We are grateful for each and every one of you!
When Sam first had a vision to create a mountain bike-themed Ewing sarcoma awareness video, he reached out to his friend, Sarah Rawley, whom he met while working at Yeti Cycles. Sarah jumped in with both feet and ultimately became the driving force to pull off this first-of-its-kind tribute and awareness project. Sarah reached out to her contacts, shared Sam’s story and miraculously gained overwhelming support from pro riders across the globe, who promised to record themselves riding in Sam's yellow jersey. She also pulled off a monumental logistics effort, ensuring Sam’s jerseys shipped around the globe in record time!
Sarah continues to provide the Sam Schneider Legacy team critical guidance and partnership within the mountain biking community as we plan our fundraising and awareness events, including our inaugural SAMDURO Enduro race, scheduled for July 9-10th, 2022, in Keystone, CO. We are blessed, thankful and unbelievably lucky to have Sarah Rawley in our lives! While working a demanding job that requires global travel and long hours, she made Sam's vision a reality. Her love, commitment and passion truly made "Sam's Story" happen. Sarah is an angel, and her support has positively impacted our lives forever.
"Thank you Mike Day and Revolution Enduro! Mike's partnership and kindness enabled us to bring Sam's dream of a next-level Ewing sarcoma awareness and fundraising event to life. His generosity blows us away and without his support, the Samduro would not have been possible. " - Kelly and Beth Schneider, Sam's parents
Proceeds from Revolution Enduro's July 9-10 race at Keystone Bike Park will benefit the Sam Schneider Legacy.
"Don’t lollygag around with what you want to do. You gotta get it done, cause you never know what’s going to happen. Always be thankful for what you’re doing and that you’re able to do it. Spend your time doing what you love and cherish the time you have with those you love."
RIDING FOR SAM | RAISING AWARENESS FOR EWING SARCOMA