June 5, 2015 First Friday (Trains)

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The month of May was spent “triking” coffees & flowers in honor of the very first day we launched this little 3 wheeler of kindness.

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We can’t thank you all enough for helping us keep this tricycle rolling. With every act of kindness you do, you help us spread hope, love and joy in honor of Henry and Megan.

We began this journey with no real idea of where this path would take us. We simply climbed aboard, started pedaling and kept our eyes open for opportunities to spread joy. The ride has been amazing so far and we have made great friends along the way. We hope you have been inspired and encouraged as we share stories and “triking” ideas. As we look down the road in the future we sadly realize, that due to Henry’s short life here on earth, we will eventually run out of new stories to tell.

So for the First Friday of the month of June we will be resharing Henry’s passion for TRAINS as written by his dad, Lucas.

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I don’t remember when trains became such a big deal in our house, but they certainly were a big part of our world for a couple of years. Henry’s favorite thing to do was RIDE MAX. We’d wake up in the morning, watch two episodes of Thomas the Train, then head to the Max station.

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Henry would push the buttons to buy tickets. While waiting for the train to arrive, he would keep a close eye on everybody to make sure we weren’t too close to the tracks. When the train arrived, he’d hop on and start the long arduous process of deciding where to sit.

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Then we would just RIDE. He’d stare out the window, usually with a big, silly grin on his face. He would yell out “Another train!” when a train passed us going the other way.

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  We would ride MAX several times each week. Towards the end, Henry would mostly sleep on the train. I don’t know if we kept taking him on the train for him…or for us. Maybe we just wanted to stay on the train a little longer. One more stop maybe…

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So for the month of June we would like to ask you, as THE RED TRICYCLE BRIGADE, to go out and do a “trike” in honor of Henry’s love for trains. You could:

*Buy someone a ticket for the Max or the zoo train

*Leave money at the ticket kiosk

* Hand out goodies on the train or give the driver a bottle of water

*Give a Thomas the Train toy to a child

If you don’t have a train in your community then trike your local public transportation or consider making a tax deductible donation and we will trike in your honor. Whatever you choose to do make sure you attach a “You’ve Been Triked” ticket so the recipient can pay it forward. Print them for free at this link: www.theredtricyclebrigade.com/print-your-trike-tickets

Please post your photos on our FB page or on Instagram with the hashtag #triked.

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HAVE FUN TRIKING ON THE TRAIN!

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