WHO – Recently retired Physical Therapist of 30 years and owner of Dynamic Health Services. Previously competitive triathlete and runner. Loves traveling and insatiably curious about other countries and cultures and has a heart for serving others.
WHAT – Unsupported bicycle ride across country to raise funds for a local chapter of Cycling Without Age.
WHERE – 4,300 miles following the TransAmerican Bicycle Trail https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/transamerica-trail/ starting with a wheel dip in the Atlantic Ocean in Virginia Beach, VA and ending with a wheel dip in the Pacific Ocean in Oregon. The local Cycling Without Age chapter will serve the communities of Virginia Beach and Norfolk.
WHEN – Departing Virginia Beach on May 24th with plans to arrive in Oregon mid August.
WHY – Just as it has been for everyone, this last year during COVID has been difficult in many ways. Watching people struggle mentally from being so isolated, especially the elderly, has been heartbreaking. Not being able to pursue my favorite pastime of traveling was also a struggle. Biking across country was always on my bucket list and now seems like the perfect time to do it. In doing so, I will be able to slow down and connect with people that have also struggled over the last year, see the country from a new perspective, and raise money to help start a local Cycling Without Age chapter to serve those that have been impacted the most by COVID.
GOALS OF RIDE – My goal is to raise $15,000 during the ride to have enough funds to get a local chapter of Cycling Without Age chapter up and running with one trishaw and then to raise another $15,000 upon my return to have a second trishaw and be able to serve more people.
THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY AND JOINING ME ON MY JOURNEY ACROSS THE UNITED STATES IN SUPPORT OF CYCLING WITHOUT AGE – VIRGINIA BEACH/NORFOLK.
IF YOU ARE INCLINED TO MAKE A DONATION OR INTERESTED IN HELPING WITH THE PROGRAM OR KNOW INDIVIDUALS WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM BEING PARTICIPANTS, PLEASE CLICK HERE
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How can we follow you in your travel across country.?
Hi Frances. Thank you for your interest. I will be posting updates here every couple of weeks. I will also be posting on Facebook if you have access to that and want to follow me.
Safe travels Diane! Enjoy your journey!
Safe travels Diane!
Very PROUD of my sister – be SAFE.