Race to the Finish: One Senior’s Incredible Cycling Adventure

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Revised on July 28th, 2022

Determined to show that fitness doesn’t have an age limit, one active senior is getting ready to roll through the finish line after a cross-country cycling adventure of a lifetime.

Carol riding a bike in Louisiana
Garsee will arrive in San Diego on Thursday, April 19.

Carol Zemola Garsee, a 77-year-old grandmother and breast cancer survivor, embarked on a 10-week cycling journey in February from Florida to California. Garsee will arrive in San Diego on Thursday, more than 3,000 miles from where she started in St. Augustine.

“I thank God each day for giving me the good health and stamina to participate in this adventure,” said Garsee on Day 53 of her trip.

Inspired by her mother who cycled well through her 70s, Garsee is a devoted rider herself. What began as a practical way to get to work soon became an enjoyable hobby. Garsee began taking long-distance biking trips with friends and cycling groups, including tours through Italy and Canada. She also competed in a biathlon.

“Like bike riding, I’ve always been dedicated to maintaining a healthy lifestyle,” Garsee reveals. “It’s important to me to show people that it’s never too late to start and maintain a healthy routine with a balanced diet and exercise. There are endless benefits to being fit at any age.”

Throughout her time on the road, Garsee has relied on Boiron homeopathic medicines for relief, including Arnicare Gel for muscle pain and stiffness and Calendula Cream for skin irritations like windburn and saddle sores.*

You can follow Garsee’s journey week by week by visiting the Wellness Center at

*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.

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