Surprisingly, the ride today was more difficult than yesterday’s. Part of that is the aches and pains from yesterday’s ride, but really, the mental part is what got me, mostly because the scenery was monotonous as we were essentially on one long road. I think overall people felt the same way; it just dragged on today. However, as a team, we really kicked butt. It really surprised me that everyone made rack time today.
William Kennedy waved this year’s Pi Kappa Phi Journey of Hope bike team into Camp Twinlow late Wednesday morning as members completed the day’s short 35 mile ride from Spokane to the camp just north of Rathdrum. Kennedy, the team’s volunteer relations coordinator, is finally contributing to the event he has heard so much about.
Since 1997 many Pi Kappa Phi members have accepted the Gear Up Florida challenge to bike hundreds of miles throughout the Sunshine State to raise money for people with disabilities.
As a student at University of Washington and an undergraduate member of the Alpha Delta Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi , Logan Fitzgerald, a Puyallup High School graduate, was growing tired of sitting in traffic while commuting from campus to his summer job at the Space Needle last year.