Minn. Man Attempts Coast-to-Coast Bike Ride to Benefit Soldiers

Updated: 06/10/2014 7:28 AM
Created: 06/09/2014 9:52 PM
By: Tim Sherno

A Minnesota man will line up at the starting line for a long distance bike race Tuesday with the finish line roughly 3,000 miles away.

Bob McEnaney will participate in the Race Across America, which benefits Minnesota soldiers and their families. McEnaney says he's expecting to start at noon in California and will ride 36 hours before taking a long break.

He admits he might take short breaks but goes on to say the plan is to cross as much of the California desert as possible at night.

According to the race website, only 200 people riding solo or tandem have completed the coast to coast race; more than 2,000 have climbed Mount Everest.

McEnaney will have a nine-person support crew following him as he rides, providing specialized food and water, mechanical support and medical attention if needed.

The race finishes in Annapolis, Maryland.

Anyone interested in donating to the cause can visit Ride For A Reason on Facebook.

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