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**** Now that we are home and fully recovered, we are providing post ride motivational presentations to group organizations.  If interested please contact us.  -- riding4hope@yahoo.com ****

Monday, 8/24 -- We are planning a welcome back celebration @ Silver City on Monday 8/24 from 4 - 6 PM. All are welcome to stop by and say hi and hear about our adventures as we biked across America for the last 43 days. Hope to see you there!!

We made it to Virginia Beach after 3,900 miles and 43 days!!

8/9/09 -- Yahoo!! Wow, we made it to Virginia Beach VA!! That afternoon there was a heat advisory as we biked up Atlantic Ave to the 24th street access to the boardwalk on Sunday, 9 Aug @ 6 PM. We were amazed by the reception we received with cheers, laughter and lots of smiling faces of family, friends, the NAS Oceana Boys and Girls Club, First Command, FOX43 TV news crew and NAS Oceana base paper, Jet Observer. Our arrival celebration included the ceremonial wheel dipping, pouring water that we carried from the Pacific Ocean into the Atlantic and a few words of thanks; to include lots of hugs, laughs, and congratulations!! Afterwards we finished up by meeting at Murphy's Restraunt for drinks and dinner. It was a great way to end an epic journey that had started 43 days ago and some 3,900 miles. Our many thanks to family, friends, sponsors, donors, and the great folks across America who made this charity bike ride a complete success for meeting our goal and raising monies and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Thank you all for your support and generosity!!

8/8/09 -- Just one day left until our arrival at Virginia Beach VA!! We are now less than 75 miles away from our arrival. We are scheduled to arrive at the 24th street access to the VA Bch boardwalk on Sunday, 9 Aug @ 6 PM. If you are in the area please stop by for our arrival celebration, Atlantic Ocean ceremonial wheel dipping, hugs, laughs, and congratulations!! We are planning on a number of family, friends, Boys and Girls Club youth, media, etc. to be in attendance. Hope to see you there!!

8/6/09 -- We had a very warm reception when we arrived at 1600 on 6Aug09. The Roanoke Boys and Girls club youth were outside holding signs when we arrived. They were really excited that we were there. We talked about our trip and what it takes to make something like this successful. We also talked about safety and goal setting. Afterwards we had a Skype teleconference with the B&G at Oceana NAS. We will be visiting them next Monday. They are going to have a luncheon for us. The last 1/2 hour the boys signed autographs and played games with kids. We all had a really great time!! Thanks you all are AWESOME!! Tyrell McElroy and his staff are doing a great job!!


Recent News Releases!!!!

ODU Alumni News, Spring 2010, ***New***

From Sea to Shining Sea, Journey Magazine, Winter 09, ***New***

Central Kitsap Reporter, 27 Aug 09, 

Kitsap Sun, 24 Aug 09, 

The Flagship, Norfolk, 20 Aug 09, 

Jet Observer, Photos, 14 Aug 09, 

Jet Observer, 14 Aug 09, 

Fox 43 News, (Video) 10 Aug 09, 

Turret, 7 Aug 09, 

USAG FT Knox, 7 Aug 09, 

Kitsap Sun article, 20 Jul 09, 

Bitterroot B&B, 16 Jul 09, 

North Mason Chamber of Commerce, 15 Jul 09  

Bitterroot Star, MT, 8 Jul 09, 

Parker Financial to host client appreciation event, 8 Jul 09, 

Shoshone News Press, ID, 8 Jul 09,

German-American Friendship Bracelet, 7 Jul 09, 

Gordon's Kids who inspire, 29 Jun 09, 

Kitsap Sun video, 29 Jun 09 

Kitsap Sun article, pictures & video, 29 Jun 09 

Kitsap Sun notice, 28 Jun 09

Sandia National Labs news, (pdf) 18 Jun 09   

Kitsap Sun article, 17 Jun 09   

Kitsap Sun article, 16 Jun 09

Tim Blair Blog, 3 Jun 09

Northwest Navigator article, 3 Jun 09

Central Kitsap Reporter article, 28 May 09


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