HBC Member Rides Across the USA!

At today’s Pancake Ride, we recognized Bruce Green, who recently completed an amazing bike ride across the country!  And Bruce did it the hard way — diagonally from Los Angeles to Boston, for a total of 3,400 miles.  Here is Bruce’s description of the ride:

The trip was 48 days, including 5 rest days, averaging about 85 miles a day.  We started in Los Angeles and dipped our rear wheels in the Pacific Ocean at Manhattan Beach.  Then we headed northeasterly across the country, eventually dipping our front tires in the Atlantic Ocean in Boston at Revere Beach on June 29th.  We traveled a total of 3,400 miles and had many challenges everyday, including heat, humidity, hills, hydration, mountains, rain, big winds (especially in Kansas), and road debris (especially on the interstates while crossing the desert), just to name a few.  Some of these challenges were mental in nature because after riding with the HBC for so many years I was in good enough shape for the physical aspect.

 

Bruce rode with a group of about 20 riders of all ages.  In the process, he raised $58,000 for the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital!  We congratulate Bruce and are very happy that he is back riding with us and inspiring us about the benefits of riding with the HBC!  Here is Bruce’s victory photo at the Atlantic Ocean:

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Larry Lewis, HBC Ride Chair

       

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