Even with months of training, the cyclists knew the 3,700-mile trek wouldn’t be a daily bike ride in the park but no matter how difficult the journey gets, they use why they do it as motivation to keep on going. The 26 cyclists participating in the Journey of Hope’s South route are raising funds for people with disabilities and they arrived in Lake Havasu City Friday for one of many stops on their eight-week philanthropic ride across the nation. While here they will meet with several special needs organizations, including athletes with the Lake Havasu City Special Olympics, for friendship visits.
Tim Earl, an Arizona State University student from Prescott, has been waiting to participate in this ride, which is part of the organization’s The Ability Experience, since he joined the fraternity in 2013. It was one of the compelling reasons to join because he loved the message and the type of service and cycling has a deep meaning in his life.