Our director and executive producer, Jon Johnnidis, joined the riders for 20 miles yesterday. He realized the difficulty of what these cyclists are accomplishing is truly unfathomable until you are in their shoes, riding side by side.
A few words from Jon about his experience: "I rode with a team of 4 last night. Johnny Ragland, Joey Bashaw, Aaron J. Harper, and Bob Roberts. I made it 20 miles out of the 46 they rode and was pushing hard to keep up the entire time, riding an average of 17mph. It was a nighttime ride and while the lead and rear truck were constantly chattering keeping the cyclists safe from traffic, both in back and in front, on the road at night was calm and peaceful. But those guys are power houses!"