Cycling for a Journey of Hope

Several Journey of Hoep riders and crew members who stopped in Fallon Saturday include, from left, Zac Corbo, Sacramento State University; Dan Brunner, Ohio University; Conor Welsch, University of Toledo; Ryan Dooley, Florida State University; Jeremy Roy, University of Mississippi; and Jacob Hroska, University of Idaho. Steve Ranson

Each year Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity raises funds and awareness for people with disabilities by riding across America to Washington, D.C. as members of the Ability Experience’s Journey of Hope. Each day three teams Ñ all traveling separate routes Ñ cycle long distances and then visit with an organization in each town.

For the 27 riders and nine crew members riding on U.S. Highway 50 on Saturday, the short journey from Carson City to Fallon gave them an opportunity to rest and later attend a Friendship Visit dinner at Humboldt Shredders where they met the people who work at Humboldt Shredders and shared a potluck dinner. Humboldt Shredders provides job training for people of all abilities.

The Journey of Hope team consists of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity men from across the country. The two-month trip began more than one week ago from San Francisco, and the cyclists are currently traveling through central Nevada, averaging of 75 miles per day and will end their journey at the national capitol on Aug. 8.

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