3,100 MILE BIKE RIDE–Part 1

img_0353“A 3,100 mile bike ride,” you ask? “Did I read that right?”

Yep you did.

Three thousand, one hundred miles!

I’ve written about my dad on this blog before when I’ve talked about his mountain-climbing excursions and other adventures.

Well, here is another adventure on which he’s about to embark. A 3,100 mile ride from California to Florida over a six week time period. It’s a fund raiser for Young Life.

A letter from my dad:

On March 29, 2009, I will begin a solo, coast-to-coast bike ride from the Pacific Ocean at San Diego, California to the Atlantic Ocean at St. Augustine, Florida, a distance of approximately 3,110 miles.  The purpose of this trip is to raise funds in support of Young Life in the Verde Valley, a nondenominational youth ministry reaching out to high school aged kids in Sedona, Cottonwood, and Camp Verde, Arizona.

Young Life is an international Christian organization, serving kids in 58 countries with over 3,700 ministries in the United States. One hundred percent of all donations will go directly to support this very effective and worthwhile organization.

I am inviting  you to become involved in this event by sponsoring me, with a monetary contribution per mile pedaled or a fixed sum amount. Even “One Penny” per mile would go a long way to reach my goal of $10,000.

Please note that all donations are tax deductible. Young Life is a registered 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization.


If you’re interested in donating, send me an email, and I’ll send you a form:  sheriboeyink {at} cox {dot} net

Be sure to check back periodically, I’ll have a page on my sidebar that will have updates on his six week adventure. Keep him in your prayers.


Part 2 will be next Saturday. I ask my dad a couple questions…come see what his answers are.


5 thoughts on “3,100 MILE BIKE RIDE–Part 1

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  3. WOW!! What a journey!!! I pray much money is raised, his journey is safe, and he is able to spread the word to many others for their support.

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