Biking 4,000 Miles

by Emily Baird on July 12, 2010 at 7:21 am

A group of disabled veterans are biking almost 40 miles a day.

They passed through Zanesville late this morning on their way to Cambridge. It’s a journey, titled "Sea to Shining Sea," that started almost 2 months ago at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and will take the group of 30 to Virginia.

"This ride has basically been momentum. We started off as a group of strangers. Most of us were injured veterans, and as we’ve gone from state to state, from mountains to the plains, we’ve just built this momentum to push us across the country, and I can’t wait to see what comes out over at Virginia Beach, " says biker Kevin Sullivan. .

Sullivan was a flyer on a C-130, before being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. It was grounds for a medical discharge. He says the ride has meant so much to him, especially when those-like Donald Carle, who is currently serving in the Army, ride with them along the way.

"It’s such a big motivation to see a lot of these guys who have disabilities who are going beyond what most people feel they’re capabilities are, and they’re pushing themselves to do something that’s phenomenal, " says Carle.

The bikers expect to reach their final destination by July 24th.