|Posing for photo after 50 mile ride to Leavenworth|
All is going well! The expedition is still set for July1 in Newport, RI.
Funding and gear: Thanks to Kelly Haas of BKV and Tiffany Hiller for their financial support! To date there has been $870.00 donated! I still need to raise over $6000 more to fully fund this expedition, I will be doing a massive push this next two weeks, so I hope you chip in, and remember every little bit helps, $10, $20, $50... whatever you can do to help us offset expenses. Thanks to Mark Rainey for donating a temporary tent. And this just in, Eric Bunch offering to donate a tent too! Thanks to Cecilia Vigilaturo for letting me borrow her flip camera.
|photo with the Tin Man in front of bike shop|
Why donate or sponsor? Good question!
I am doing this trip for free to: create a thru Bike Route on the W3R(first time been done) for the National Park Service; to promote cycling for transportation and travel, and help folks remember some of the history and sacrifices made for us so we could live in this great country of ours! And I need the help, I do not have the wallet to cover all the expenses myself.
|our camp site on the Missouri River|
|Bill and Randy under the great mural of 1870s Leavenworth|
I love everything I do. Oh and it looks like Velocity Wheels is going to come up with a nice set of strong wheels for the trip!
Well, that is it for now!
If you can help out, please do, this trip is a big deal, in my small way I believe I am makng the world a better place by doing th the expedition-my mission statement says it all. I am nervous and excited all at the same time! Peace to you, Bill