Thursday, November 1, 2012


October has been an exciting and interesting month. First, let’s talk about the obvious thing so you understand my feelings about the news that has been on every news channel around the world...LANCE ARMSTRONG! I have my personal feelings about Lance and you may or may not share the same feelings but those feelings. The news was about him as a cyclist and the choices he may have made or did not make. I don’t know what happened. I wasn’t there and I don’t truly understand the pressures of having to compete at that level and what’s asked of you everyday. What I do understand is that he IS a cancer survivor! He and his foundation have made a difference in the lives of millions around the world. I will always proudly wear my yellow wristband until there is no longer a need because cancer has been cured. I will continue to support LIVESTRONG as they help those affected by cancer, their families and friends. I hope you will join me! I have included a video, set to music, so you can see what LIVESTRONG has done for millions since it began

Now, for the Luke’s 5-Line was an amazing event! Our biggest hurdle was the weather which we couldn’t control. We woke up Saturday morning to bitter cold, rain and fog. Although the weather was crummy the spirit of our riders couldn’t be dampened. We went out, did the best we could to stay warm and dry and had a blast doing it! The community support was amazing, especially Felt Schools. They moved their Power Stop to their basketball gym and we were greeted by a cheering crowd and Felt cheerleaders. The gym was all decorated and we had a nice warm, dry place to eat some lunch, then get back on the road! After the ride, we had a great time back at camp with music by The Dizzy Pickers, a fabulous meal and some even enjoyed the beer donated by Black Mesa Brewing Co. We all had a super time! We are already planning for next year and are seeking a corporate sponsor so we can even make it even bigger!

During the concert by The Dizzy Pickers we drew the name of our raffle winner, John Otjen! Congratulations to John on winning the Trek LIVESTRONG FX! He told us he was giving it to his mom to help her with the rehab of her recent knee surgery! I know she’ll love it!

Luke & John
 As you know, my goal this year was to raise $20,000. I didn’t reach that goal but was still really happy to have raised $10,114! I have now raised over $21,000 in the past three years for LIVESTRONG. I also qualified for the Ride for the Roses for the second year in a row. I participated in that event this past weekend in Austin. It was a blast to see all my LIVESTRONG friends I have met over Twitter, Facebook and last year Challenge. We attended the 15 year LIVESTRONG Gala on Friday night, dinner at Lance Armstrong’s on Saturday and then rode 65 miles on Sunday! When I crossed the finish line I hugged my mom and told her that I did this for Poppy! I actually put so many names this year on the LIVESTRONG Tribute Wall and I rode carrying all of them with me! I was honored to be able to ride side-by-side with many survivors as well as those, who like me, had lost someone they loved or honoring those still in the middle of the fight! This is what LIVESTRONG is, family, support!

Brad, Jennifer, mom & me

Lance & Luke 2012

Caner Warriors Scott Joy, Steve Bartolucci, me & Brad Didier
 If you get a chance go to our website and see our picture gallery from our ride

Thank you to all of you who have supported me in 2012 or in the past. I will continue to fight for those who are in need! The funds I raised will be used to help support LIVESTRONG services. These services include, but are not limited to, call-in cancer information line, survivorship planning tools, alliance of young adult cancer organizations, LIVESTRONG at School program, and now, an on-site patient navigation service (walk-in, for under-served and those without insurance), information classes and webinars, so thank you as you are truly part of making a difference in people’s lives.

I hope I can count on your continued support in 2013!

Saturday, September 29, 2012


If you are planning to come the Luke's 5-Line it's NOT too late! We will have ON-SITE REGISTRATION! The only thing you have to do is email us,, to say your coming so we plan enough food to feed ya and get you covered by! More information!



Sunday, September 16, 2012

It's getting close...

The last time I updated you I had raced at the OK State Criterium Championships and Hotter’N Hell road race. Well, this past weekend I raced in the OK State Time Trial Championship. I was going into this race a bit under the weather. My mom took me to the doctor on Friday and we found out I had strep throat. I was totally bummed because the race was on Sunday and I was afraid either my mom or coach wouldn’t let me compete. Happily, they both agreed I could. I went out and gave it everything I had. I took almost 2 minutes off my time from last year and set a new personal best. I also brought home a silver medal for my second place finish. I was really happy for my teammate who took 1st and the jersey. So, it was a good day! I’m now training for the State Road Race Championships in a couple of weeks.

I can’t believe it … I have ONLY 303 hours before all my fundraising money needs to be turned in! I am hoping to average $11 per hour so can at least meet my goal from last year! I still have a long way to go to reach but I’m hoping I can count on you to help the 28 million living with cancer.

Goal: $20,000 (click HERE to donate)
1 week till registration for the 5-Line ride closes
2 weeks to turn in ALL fundraising money
3 weeks till Luke’s 5-Line ride
5 weeks till I’m riding in the LIVESTRONG Challenge

If you are planning to come to the Luke’s 5-Line ride please go to to get all the details and find the link to registration. Remember registration closes in 5 DAYS, September 21, 2012!

We still have raffle tickets, shirts and decals for sale.

The raffle tickets are only $5 and we will draw for the bike at the ride on October 6th! You don’t have to be present to win! Hurry as you don’t want to miss out on your chance to win this awesome bike! BRAND NEW TREK!!!

Again, I hope you can help me meet my goal by making a tax deductible contribution. I will ride for your loved one or friend with your donation! The fight to defeat cancer is still on and I will never fighting for those who can’t!

If you have already donated …THANK YOU!!! Your support is greatly appreciated!

Sunday, August 26, 2012


I am excited to tell you all the things that have been going on! First, let’s talk about Lance Armstrong and my stand!


My fundraising goal is $20,000
I have raised $5,477
5 weeks until I will turn in all my fundraising money
6 weeks until the Luke’s 5-Line Ride
8 weeks until I‘ll be in Austin at the LIVESTRONG Challenge


I raced in the 2012 Oklahoma State Criterium Championship last weekend. I didn’t win the State title but felt like I was really racing better. I raced at Hotter'N Hell 100 this weekend in Wichita Falls, TX! This is a huge race and my first year to race in it! I was super excited. I felt ready since I’ve been training for the 5-Line and LIVESTRONG rides. I have to tell you we all faced BRUTAL WINDS ALL DAY!! I set a new PB in a road race and I was happy with how I did. I placed 8th but had my fastest mph so I can't complain!


Well, the big news is we have a website for the 5-Line ride!! Please go check it out! We are also pretty psyched because we have a new friend, Jim Beach, who has joined us to help make this ride something super special. He’s been putting on amazing rides like DAM J.A.M. and Tulsa Tough’s Gran Fondos for many years. We feel really lucky to have him helping us! Thank you Jim! We think you will train us to be worthy ride Jedi's!!

We still have 5-Line shirts and decals for sale at Dwelling Spaces in Tulsa. There is going to be a super cool art show at Dwelling Spaces on September 22 with the focus on the beauty of Black Mesa (where our ride is being held)! You should really plan to attend!
You can see how cool our t-shirts are on our website! Go check out Doug Ulman, CEO of LIVESTRONG, wearing his 5-Line shirt! 100% of the proceeds will benefit my LIVESTRONG fundraising goal.
There are raffle tickets still available for the 2012 Trek LIVESTRONG FX bike. 100% of these ticket sales will go towards my LIVESTRONG fundraising goal. The tickets are only $5 each and the bike is worth $600!! Heck of a deal!
The Luke’s 5-Line is coming together! We made the front page of the Boise City News! We have secured complimentary food/lodging for all our riders. We have hired a caterer to prepare and serve all 3 meals on Saturday, October 6! The routes and feed zone are set! We’re getting more sponsors! In fact, we even have a beer sponsor, Black Mesa Brewing Co. How perfect is that?? It is really getting exciting!

Have you ever wondered why we call it the 5-Line ride? Well, the riders will chose how many state lines they want to cross in a single day! How cool is that?? They can chose between a 20 mile family fun ride, a 3-Line ride (40 mi), 4-Line (95 mi) or the 5-Line (120 mi). They will travel through one of the most beautiful parts of Oklahoma! You gotta come see it! We are planning to make this an annual event but if you don’t come this year you can never say I was there at the first one!! People can find the link to register for the ride on our website under Details/Registration! There’s a limited number of spots and registration closes on September 21, 2012. So what are you waiting for???

This year LIVESTRONG will celebrate 15 years of work to inspire and empower people affected by cancer! They started the same year I was born and I’m stoked to be able to celebrate this in Austin! I’m so excited with the amount of donations I have already received but the fight is still on to defeat cancer. I still have long way to go to reach my goal. If you are still trying to decide if you want to donate please think about this, 81% of every dollar goes right back to support the programs and services for survivors. This year alone they have saved clients $3.1 million in services and been able to launch 87 new programs throughout the country!! You are helping make a difference!

Please consider making a donation. Your tax deductible contribution would be one more weapon in this fight and would go a long way to help meet the needs of the millions living with cancer.

Thank you to those who have already donated!!! I truly appreciate all your support! Please check out my TRIBUTE WALL (below) to see the names of people I will be riding for this year. I will happily carry your loved one’s name with me and post it on the Wall of Honor in Austin with a donation, no matter the amount. As always, I have dedicated my mission to my grandfather (Poppy)!

Don’t forget you can follow me and the ride on Twitter (@lukethebikeman or @lukes5line) or Facebook (Luke’s 5-Line Ride)!

Thank you in advance for your time and generosity! I look forward to hearing from you and will be sure to keep you posted on my fundraising/training progress.


Jim Pemberton (my Poppy)-Angel
Scott Raffe-Angel
Theresa Hild-Angel
Mrs. Myers-Rose (survivor)
Aunt Norma Jo-Angel
Alex TeRuki (coach’s dad)-Angel
Christopher Parks-Fighter
Makenzee Highfill-Fighter
Austin Dej-Rose (survivor)
Loralei Decker-Fighter
Ronnie Slawson-Angel
Lance Armstrong-Rose
Doug Ulman-Rose
Chris Brewer-Rose

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Due to some unforeseen circumstances we have had to change the date of the Luke's 5-Line Bicycle Ride! Please note the new dates are 5-7 October, 2012. We have also added a choice of distances, including a Family Fun Ride for $20. And, a new campsite (complimentary bunks provided for all riders at Camp Billy Joe). Please visit our new website for all the details and links to registration of this epic ride!!

Monday, July 23, 2012


Please check out our new website for the Luke's 5-Line for the most up-to-date ride information!! You'll find: What's Included, Routes, Photos, etc.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Wanna Ride? Here's How!

Want to do the Luke's 5-Line Ride but only have $50? Trying to think of a way to come up with the funds so you can participate?? SUGGESTIONS below:

Host a charity garage sale...get rid of your stuff and earn enough to come ride with us! (We just made over $600 at ours) Your house or garage will be cleaner! WIN-WIN

Ask 8 of your friends to sponsor you at $25 each.

Don't have 8 friends then ...
let's go for 4 friends at $50 each....OR maybe a bunch of people for just small amounts like we've listed below:

42 mile = $4.77 per mile
95 mile = $2.11 per mile
122 mile = $1.64 per mile

See if your local bike shop, bicycling club or boss would sponsor you.

Your participation in this event WILL HELP THE 28 MILLION LIVING WITH CANCER!! Remember: online registration ONLY closes 9/6/2012

We hope to see you in Black Mesa, OK!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

BIG NEWS for 5Line Ride

UPDATE (8/1/12) date change below

Please check out our new website for the Luke's 5-Line to get the most up-to-date ride information!! You'll find: What's Included, Routes, Photos, etc.

First, I'd like to welcome our newest sponsors CHAMOIS BUTT'R and Al's Bicycles of Edmond! Thank you all very much for your support! You can check out Chamois Butt'r products at or on Facebook Welcome aboard guys!

OK, there have been lots of discussions over the dinner table, during long car rides, while riding our bikes and hanging out with my peeps about the Luke's 5-Line Ride! I can not tell you exactly how excited I am about this upcoming event!

I'm even more pumped to let you know we have added some additional distances. So...may...I...please...have...a...drum...roll??? We are pleased to announce you have a choice to ride one of the following:


5-7 October 2012!

Black Mesa, Oklahoma
100 riders ... 100+ miles ... 5 states ... 1 day

Special Thanks to our Sponsors:


Thursday, July 12, 2012


I hear my parents say all the time “where has the time gone?”. I am kind of thinking the same thing. WOW! It really isn’t too long now till so many things happen!! I thought I would send you an update on how things are going!

My fundraising goal is $20,000
I have raised $4,246 to date
8 weeks till the Luke’s 5-Line Ride
11 weeks till I need to turn in my fundraising money
14 weeks till I'll be riding in Austin's LIVESTRONG Challenge

I'm getting in lots of base miles because the racing season has slowed way down. I've been working on many areas of my cycling so I will be ready to ride 65 miles in Austin.

I am still selling 5-Line t-shirts and decals at Dwelling Spaces in Tulsa, or you can contact me if you’d like to purchase one of these items.
100% of the proceeds will benefit LIVESTRONG.

I am raffling off a 2012 Trek LIVESTRONG FX bike. The raffle tickets are only $5 and, again, you can contact me to purchase.
100% of the proceeds will benefit LIVESTRONG.

I held a LIVESTRONG garage sale this past weekend and raised over $600!! I will be holding another sale as soon as I can gather some more items from family, friends and neighbors!
100% of the proceeds will benefit LIVESTRONG.

The biggest news is we are putting all the pieces together on the Luke’s 5-Line Ride. We have had riders signing cool is that!?! We are lucky to have support from the local community in Boise City and the surrounding towns! I have to give a big thank to my Tulsa friends (who don’t want a lot of glory) but who are a huge help to make this ride a great time! I think it’s so cool that all our riders will be covered by (In Case of Emergency). is a system connecting your bib number to your identification, medical information and emergency contacts. If you’d like to come and ride with us you can get registered at There is a limited number of spots so sign up early!

Registration for the ride is $250 ($200 will be tax-deductible and going straight to LIVESTRONG) Remember: This includes complimentary lodging in the bunk house for the first 25 riders and tent accomodations for the next 25, 4 meals and ride entry!!

I am very excited with the amount of donations I have already received but the fight is still on to defeat cancer. And, I still have a long way to go to reach my goal. If you are still trying to decide if you want to contribute please consider this:

Where the Money Goes

LIVESTRONG endeavors to be the best possible stewards of the outstanding financial commitments made by its donors and partners and to leverage those funds in the global fight against cancer.
We gratefully thank our donors on behalf of the people served through your generosity.
Making a donation—at any level—can be a complex and difficult decision. For that reason, we are as transparent as possible about how we have been, and will continue to be, good stewards of your gifts.
Since our inception, we have raised more than $400 million dollars for the fight against cancer, and 81 percent of those funds have gone directly to support our programs and services for survivors.
In 2010 we had functional expenses totaling $35,746,206, and 81 percent of every dollar raised went directly to programmatic funding totaling $28,954,426.”
Read more here

Please consider making a donation. Your tax deductible contribution would be one more weapon in this fight and would go a long way to help meet the needs of millions living with cancer. You can donate online at Don't forget you can also follow me on my blog, Twitter (@lukethebikeman or @lukes5line) or Facebook!!
Thank you to those of you who have already donated. I am very excited with the amount of donations I have already received but the fight is still on to defeat cancer. And, I still have a long way to go to reach my goal. Check out my Tribute Wall (below) to see those I will be riding for in Austin. I will carry your loved one with me as well and put their name on the Wall of Honor in Austin with a donation, no matter the size. As always, my main inspiration and how I got started on this path was because of my grandfather (Poppy)! I think he would be proud!


Tribute Wall

Jim Pemberton (my Poppy)-Angel
Scott Raffe-Angel
Theresa Hild-Angel
Mrs. Myers-Rose (survivor)
Aunt Norma Jo-Angel
Alex TeRuki (coach's father)-Angel
Austin Dej-Rose (survivor)
Christopher Parks-Fighter
Makenzee Highfill-Fighter
Loralei Decker-Fighter
Ronnie Slawson-Angel
Lance Armstrong-Rose (survivor)
Doug Ulman-Rose (survivor)
Chris Brewer-Rose (survivor)

Thursday, June 21, 2012


We are stoked to make this announcement!!!

Dear Luke's 5-Line Riders,

Your safety is extremely important to us. In an effort to protect our athletes we are happy to inform you Luke’s 5-Line Double Ride is officially registered with (In Case of Emergency) is a system connecting your bib number to your identification, medical information and emergency contacts. You will be receiving an email from the week of the ride, please take the two minutes to read the email and update your records before the event.

We care about you and are proud to have our riders protected by

(To learn more about click here:

Thank you for being a sponsor and protecting our riders!!!! 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012




All you need to do is purchase a raffle ticket and it could be yours!!!

Tickets go on sale 30 May, 2012!

Cost:  $5 per ticket

Bike: Trek LIVESTRONG FX (click here for more details)
Provided by Lee's Bicycles of Tulsa

Chances: Well...depends on how many tickets you buy!

How to purchase: Follow @lukes5line on Twitter or "LIKE" our FB Page Luke's 5-Line Double Ride and then send me a direct message. We will also be selling them at the Celestial Cycles tent during the Oklahoma Pro-Am Classic and King of Moore Criterium (2-3 June, 2012) or during Tulsa Tough (8-10 June, 2012)!


Monday, May 21, 2012


UPDATE (8/1/12)

Please check out our new website for the Luke's 5-Line to get the most up-to-date ride information!! You'll find: What's Included, Routes, Photos, etc.

It's the ride of a lifetime
5-7 October 2012!
Black Mesa, Oklahoma

Special Thanks to our Sponsors:


Tuesday, May 8, 2012


This is our official logo for the Luke's 5-Line Double Ride! We are so excited that Aaron Whisner (artist) created this great logo! We are super pumped that Dwelling Spaces in Tulsa, OK will carry our merchandise. This is so cool because they are also going to sell our merchandise during Tulsa Tough! A portion of the sales will benefit LIVESTRONG.

We are also pleased to announce our latest sponsor:   Lee's Bicycles of Tulsa!! It is because of all of our amazing sponsors that this will be an EPIC event! We would like to thank all our sponsors: Whitten-Newman Family Foundation, ExplorOlogy, ICEdot, Buchanan Bicycles and Lee's Bicycles. We owe a special thanks to Team Rad Racing for helping us permit this ride through USA Cycling!

You don't want to miss this AMAZING event! Register at USA Cycling (

There isn't any fee to register and remember this ride benefits LIVESTRONG so 80% of your registration fee is tax deductible!


Friday, April 27, 2012


I haven't been able to write about this because I have been so blown away I couldn't find the words to express how I felt and still feel!

My mom and I were on our way to do a training ride. We didn't make any stops except at stop lights and at a railroad crossing. We were just a few miles from our location when my mom looked in the rear view mirror and saw my bike was GONE! I totally freaked out! I couldn't think clearly! I started crying "That's my baby! I have a race in two days! That's my baby!" It was the most horrible feeling I have ever felt over losing a thing!

We quickly turned around and began the search. Mom tried to keep me calm but it wasn't an easy task. We saw a good friend and fellow cyclist, Andy Chasteen. He was out on a training ride and offered to help us look for my missing bike. Thanks Andy!

Mom and I continued the search for four hours looking in every bush, ditch, drainage areas... EVERYWHERE! NO LUCK! I was devastated! My mom kept telling me, "There's a greater and overall meaning to this. It may be that we need this experience to help us grow. Or, it may be that it's because someone else needs to grow... but God has a plan and we need to trust!" She always says this when things are good and when things are bad. I knew she was right but it didn't make it hurt any less.

I had a time trial I was supposed to race in that coming Saturday (March 31). I wasn't sure what I would do when our friends the White's offered us a loaner bike!! Miracles were already taking place. I was going to be able to race.

I had a good race because I just kept thinking the guy in front of me was the one who took my bike! I took 4 minutes off my personal best!!!

Every night I prayed we'd find my bike! We did find it a week later posted on Craigslist! These guys were trying to sell it! I couldn't believe it. There's a whole other story here but the bottom line is we got my bike back. When we took it to the bike shop to get it repaired I had the BIGGEST surprise EVER!!!

My friends, Ryan Lenhart and Tobin Vigil, at Buchanan Bicycles were there when I got to the shop. Ryan took me in a separate room and began telling me "A lot of people were really sad when you lost your bike. And, you are always thinking of others with what you do for LIVESTRONG. So, a bunch of your friends who are cyclists pitched in a bought you a brand new bike!" The words I heard but couldn't believe. He took me into another room and there was the new bike all setup ready for me to get a fit! Tobin was taking pictures and I just walked around the bike in shock. I just kept saying "I can't believe this!"

 I don't know who all did this and may never know but THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!! I still look at it  2 1/2 weeks later and I'm still in speechless! You all are the best friends a guy could ever have! I feel blessed! GOD IS GREAT!


Thursday, April 12, 2012


UPDATE (8/1/12)

Please check out our new website for the Luke's 5-Line to get the most up-to-date ride information!! You'll find: What's Included, Routes, Photos, etc.

It's the ride of a lifetime
5-7 October 2012!
Black Mesa, Oklahoma

Calling all cyclists - from Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Colorado:

Here's the plan:

100 riders ... 100+ miles ... 5 states ... all in one day.

The distances you can choose are: 20, 40, 95 or 120!  Join us for this epic event! 


Special Thanks to our Sponsors: