One of the hundreds of bikers out there today had an especially long trip.
This is Martin Cooper from the Salvation Army. His ride started all the way in Medford, Oregon.
That’s more than two-thousand miles away and he is riding across the country to raise money and awareness to help end children’s hunger.
“I’ve been thinking about it for four or five years,” he said. “I just thought, when I retire, there has to be some way that I can help people. And you know, I don’t need to just go out and bug everybody in the community, so I thought I would ride across America.”
He plans to ride all the way to Washington DC – that will be a trip of 28-hundred miles.
He says he actually didn’t know about the Bike the Bend today. He was just planning to stop by the Kroc Center and he saw it on his way in.
Bike Across America 2 end Hunger
You can find more information about Martin over at his website on Facebook: