Bike Ride Across U.S. Honors Fallen Troops, Benefits Families
Sharon C. Fitzgerald of The Daily Progress reports on The Ride from Charlottesville, VA. Two Seattle businessmen biking across country to raise money for families of fallen soldiers rode into Charlottesville on Saturday.
Longtime friends Kevin Mincio and Matt Sauri have spent the last three months biking from California to New York City. Their goal is to arrive in New York by the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The ride is also a continuation of a promise Mincio made to an Army buddy, Staff Sgt. Jesse L. Williams, who was killed in 2007 in Iraq.
“This ride has given me the opportunity to continue to make a difference in a way besides myself,” Mincio said Saturday. “When I joined the Army I felt it was my duty to serve my country and now I feel like I’m taking it a step further to help other families on behalf of their loved ones who lost their lives in service.”