Whether she is cycling with a group of colleagues along the Schuylkill River in the suburbs of Philadelphia before heading to the office or undertaking a memorial ride with former team members starting at Ground Zero in New York and culminating at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Jane Hollingsworth is up to the challenge.
The 300-mile ride was organized by a former colleague and Ms. Hollingsworth’s future business partner at NuPathe, Terri Sebree, a year after 9/11. To prepare for the challenge, every day for two months they got up at 5 a.m. to train before work.
“None of us had ever done anything like this before; some people didn’t even have bikes so we had to find bikes for everyone,” she says. “It was particularly special since it was a memorial ride that involved people who had lost friends or relatives in the attack. Even though it was very difficult, the adventure was special for all of us. We really felt as though we’d accomplished something. We had fun, we camped out together, and we got to know each other in ways we would never have been able to otherwise…
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