Teresa Wilson Beiser was an energetic, athletic woman with an unconquerable spirit who was the picture of health and wholeness. On Tuesday November 10, 2009 Teresa’s estranged husband went on a shooting rampage at her place of work that ended life for the loving mother of two.
The shooting made national news, shut down the town of Tualatin, Legacy Hospital and Tualatin area schools for a number of hours. The violence shocked Teresa’s community of friends and loved ones in large part because many people had no idea she was in an abusive relationship, a reality for far too many people who suffer at the hands of abusers.
Ride to Remember on September 20 honors Teresa’s zeal for life the best way possible: with a bike ride through some of her favorite riding region in Oregon. You’ll ride through the beautiful roads of Canby, Mollala and Butteville on routes of 40, 60 or 75 miles. There’s even a 6.5 family ride that’s perfect for young kids new to supported rides.
The ride features generous support, a catered lunch, well marked courses, well stocked stops and mechanical support, just in case.
– Kick off Breakfast 6:30am – 10am
– Lunch catered by 808 Grinds which was voted one of Portland’s Best Food Carts
– Foam Slip N’ Slide as part of the finish line fun (bring a towel)
– Beer provided by Deschutes Brewery.
– Live music by the Ted Vaughn Band
An Important Cause
Ride to Remember benefits Clackamas Women’s Services, an organization that has safely sheltered over 7,000 women and children. The shelters represent something that many of its residents have not experienced for a very long time – a home that is safe and welcoming, a place of refuge not fear.