This is an amazing story: 84 year old Lan Yin “Eiko” Tsai rides 150 miles on an old single speed bike (complete with front basket) wearing high heels and a dress to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis research. And she’s been doing this for 26 years now and is a fixture at the MS-150 City to Shore ride in New Jersey.
A tiny 84-year-old woman wears a neat, green turtleneck dress and an embroidered jacket. On her feet is a pair of high-heeled pumps. Her salt-and-pepper hair peeks out from the helmet that indicates she is, in fact, a participant in the bike ride. Her old-fashioned one-speed bicycle is purple, with a large wire basket on the front that carries her belongings and her number for the ride.
Lan Yin Tsai doesn’t give the impression that she could go five miles on that bike, let alone 150. But that’s what she’s done — for the past 26 years.