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Bike4Water - We Made It!

Posted by Steve Hall on May 20

From the shores of Lake Erie to the Atlantic coast, John Reid and Mark Dudek embarked on a 1,600 mile biking adventure from Cleveland, OH to Miami, FL. In doing so, they exceeded their goal of raising money for clean water projects at schools in Nicaragua and Ghana. Here is their recap.

18 days, 1,647 miles, and 269 granola bars later we have reached Miami! Since our last update we have ridden through Tennessee, a small stint in North Carolina, Georgia, and finally Florida. Our route took us through the Smokey Mountains National Park (arguably the best day of riding during the trip), into Cherokee NC, east through Georgia to savannah and then down the Atlantic coast. During our stretch through Georgia we enjoyed empty country roads and rolling hills which made it one of our favorite parts of the trip. We also completed or longest ride of the trip in GA riding 141 miles from Augusta to Savannah. Once in Savannah, it was a straight shot down the coast which featured beautiful rides along the ocean on the A1A highway. Our rides in Florida took us through Jacksonville, Vero Beach, West Palm Beach, and finally Miami. We would like to thank all our incredible hosts Randy/Becky, Jay/Andrea, Allen/Ashley, the Belmont family, Dan, Jordan, Eli/Liz/Carl 🐐, Carole, Chuck, Yossi, Fred, Brad, Uncle Butch/Aunt Mary Ellen, and Eric/Laura whose incredible generosity made this trip possible and certainly a lot more enjoyable. We would also like to thank everyone who has donated! We are so excited to have reached our donation goal and be able to support the clean water projects we selected. To our family and friends thank you for all the love and support, it’s time for a beer!!! πŸš²πŸ’¦

Fun Facts:
Total mileage: 1,647 miles
Average daily miles: 91.5
Flat Tires: 6
Tornado warnings: 3
Tuna packets eaten: 77
Granola Bars eaten: 269
Estimated calories consumed: 216,000

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