Baby boomers bicycle across America

Baker, Montana was selected as a location of reprieve after an 80 mile bike ride July 23.

 

Posted on August 2, 2013

By Lori Kesinger

Baker, Montana was selected as a location of reprieve after an 80 mile bike ride July 23. A group of enthusiastic bicyclists left Portland, OR July 1 for a nine week biking trip across country.

Nancy Notely decided for her 60th birthday she wanted to bike across America, and gathered 12 riders to join her, most between the ages of 60 and 70 from Wisconsin and Texas. The essence of the adventure was to let people know “anyone can be active at any age”.

Aptly named the Baby Boomers bike Ride Across America, the group averages 60 miles daily and expect the round trip to be approximately 1200 miles. Chris Kagel, owner of Wheel and Sprocket in Hales Corner, WI coordinated the logistics of the trip, and a travel agent friend assisted in securing lodging for approximately 60 nights. Jimmy Hoyt, owner of Richardson Bike Mart in Dallas, TX also played a vital role in providing assistance for the trip.

Taking a northern route across country, they expect to be at their Portland, ME destination on approximately August 31. To experience the adventures of the bicyclists, and to follow them to their destination, visit their website: www.ridecrosscountry.com

      



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