Team Jesse's Ride Across America Comes to Charlottesville
NBC 29 reports on The Ride in Charlottesville, VA.
This bike ride started about two months ago in California. It's named in honor of Jesse Williams who died fighting in Iraq. Now Team Jesse is working to make sure his name lives on for a good cause.
Team Jesse co-founder Kevin Mincio says he remembers the September 11th attacks like they were yesterday. "I was right across the street from the towers when the first plane hit. I was out on the street when the second plane hit, and I was mad about that."
He turned that anger into a call of duty. Mincio said, "After 9/11 I enlisted as an infantryman. I served with Staff Sergeant Jesse Williams who was killed April 8th 2007."
Now Mincio along with his friend Matt Sauri are honoring Jesse Williams with a cross country bike ride. They started in William's California hometown on what would have been his 30th birthday. Two months and 3,500 miles later they've made it to Charlottesville.