Riding to Watervliet with Stonitsch today is Chuck Reeder of Witherbee, a family friend and former church youth group leader. Hes an experienced cyclist and Stonitsch is counting on his expertise.
Chuck has been a big help, Joelle said. Itd be really hard without him.
The Tour de Joelle will wrap up with a drive-by past Dillons Watervliet apartment to Schuyler Flatts Cultural Park on the Hudson River in Menands at about 5 p.m. Owen Stonitsch, now almost 4, will be there to crown Aunt Joelle while Aunt Jess hands over the title of Worlds Best Aunt and a $100 check to her biker-sister.
Joelle, a student at North Country Community College, hopes to make the ride an annual event.
The Tour de Joelle is just the latest service project for the Stonitsch family. Family members have volunteered their efforts in Haiti, Mississippi, New York City and closer to home where Joelle is a member of the Ticonderoga Fire Department.