While I just got back from finishing my own bike tour of the Pacific coast (more on that in a future post), along the way in southern Oregon I came across a group of students from my alma mater, University of Illinois, who were riding across the country and then down the Pacific coast to raise money for cancer. The Illini 4000 comprised 28 riders who have already raised over $100,000 “…for cancer research and support services, as well as awareness of the fight against cancer.”
A group of parents, friends, supporters, and Bay Area U of I alumni met them Sunday morning next to the Golden Gate Bridge as they rolled into San Francisco for the conclusion of their summer-long, 4000 mile ride. Congratulations to their group...check out their website for more information or to make a donation.
Editor - Jim
This blog weighs in on topics such as long-distance skating, the Illinois canals, cycling, and a variety of related (and occasionally not-so-related) topics. I'd like to correspond with others interested in skating the Hennepin and I&M canals.