About 25 United Methodists from around Western Pennsylvania completed the last leg of their 315-mile journey by bicycle from McKeesport, PA to Washington DC just after dark on Friday, Oct. 4. They started their trek on the Yough Trail at Boston United Methodist Church near McKeesport on Monday, Sept. 30 in a drizzle. During the journey things heated up -- to 96 degrees on the third day--but they enjoyed the scenery and camaraderie as they kept their goal in mind. They're raising funds so any child who wants to can go to camp regardless of ability to pay.
You can help by donating to one or more of the bikers or praying for a group each day. Here's how:
Each biker paid a fee for the ride and has a minimum fundraising expectation of $500.
For the second year, Bill Jacka, Conference multimedia/event production specialist, is driving a truck and trailer stocked with food, gear and supplies and will rendezvous with the bikers at various stops along the route. Because of an increase in the number of bikers this year, Social Media Coordinator Liz Lennox and Laura Blake, wife of Biker/Pastor Matt Blake, also will drive to rendezvous and assist with bikers' needs.