A Bicycle Journey Across The USA To Promote Youth Mentoring
I’d like to return you to those thrilling days of yesteryear with the masked rider of the plains, but instead I will give you the opportunity to follow the tales of a solitary bicyclist. With his faithful bicycle, Hidalgo, The Lone Rider will journey from the Pacific to the Atlantic starting in late April of 2016, fulfilling a childhood dream.
Along the way, I want to promote youth mentoring and the organizations that support this activity. You’ll be able to read about the organizations, their success stories, and how you can get involved. I spent 4 years as a mentor to a High School student from his freshman year to graduation. I know it changed my life and I hope it had an impact on his.
A trip like this takes lots of preparation. I plan on staying in hotels, but also welcome the opportunity to stay in people’s homes. I’ve got stories to share and I would like to hear a few new ones to add to the collection. It’s all part of the adventure. I’m grateful to all who have shared their experiences and ideas.
Finally, there will be plenty of posts that will interest those that like bicycling and lots of references to classic TV, movies, and pop culture from the perspective of a baby boomer. Even if you are a little younger, I hope you will enjoy the people, the places, and the food I hope to encounter. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eddJpijy088
The Lone Rider