Gene Yang Gang Blog

Welcome to the Gene Yang Gang blog, where we share inspirational stories about Dr. Gene, his love for adventures with others, and the continued legacy of his family and friends – the Gene Yang Gang.

10 Years

10 Years! Can’t believe it’s been 10 years since this day, the day we said goodbye to my dad’s smiling face. We’ve added three (and more) new members to the GYG. We’ve continued the annual GYG ride-hike-picnic tradition with our awesome friends and family since 2011! Every year, Wes invites …

GYG in Austria

One of my dad’s favorite life experiences was traveling to Austria with his good friend, Wes, to visit their friends Arnold and Elfi. When Wes went back last year, he shared his GYG jerseys with their group of friends there, and they were so honored to have them. Here they …

Snow

After the anniversary picnic last year, my cousin Steph emailed me: “Just wanted to send these pics over to ya – I bundled up yesterday and hit the snowy streets for a run in honour of your wonderful papa! Thought about him a lot and all the amazing inspiration he has …

Whiskey Off-Road

My dad’s friend Eric posted this on his Facebook wall in April 2012, after riding The Whiskey Off-Road in Prescott, Arizona: “This Saturday I rode a race my best friend of many years loved (and hated like all who ride the 50 mile race) I carried his picture but really …

On the Fridge

You don’t have to go on outdoor adventures to remember the Gene Yang spirit! We printed some GYG trading cards as regular photo size. One of our favorite patients, Connie, posted the photo on her fridge as a daily reminder. She mailed us this photo, along with the following letter: …

Ian

This is Ian. Ian and my dad used to ride together a lot, despite their very large age difference! Ian proudly attaches his GYG “trading card” to his bike for big rides. I love when Ian and his dad, Eric, share photos of themselves wearing their GYG jerseys on rides. …

The Heart

Remember this photo from February? After I posted this photo, my dad’s friend Eric shared this on my Facebook wall: “if you look at the picture posted of the GYG riding in a line, up in the clouds there is a heart etched in the sky. I am not kidding. …

2nd Anniversary Ride/Hike

(Sorry it’s been a while since my last post… been a little busy with this guy, who was just a week old here, but is now 7 months!) February 12, 2012 marks the 2-year anniversary of the Gene Yang Gang! Our meeting spot was Picacho Peak, Arizona. The plan was …

Cactus Pedal

The 6th annual Casa Grande Cactus Pedal was held on March 12, 2011. Phil, my cousin Steph, her boyfriend Dan, and I headed out to the corner of Pinal near Vaquero’s to watch the lead packs ride by. Mostly Gene Yang Gang jerseys out in the first few groups! 🙂 …