Riding their bikes across the country, these Southern Tier cyclists help others and document their journey

Riding their bikes across the country, these Southern Tier cyclists help others and document their journey

by WomanTours Staff

Two dozen women and their bicycles line up in front of the Pacific Ocean in San Diego before departing on a cross-country bike tour to St. Augustine.
The Southern Tier 2024 riders get ready to begin their journey from San Diego, CA to St. Augustine, FL.

Several of our Cross-Country Southern Tier cyclists are doing good and/or sharing their stories as they pedal their way from San Diego, CA to St. Augustine, FL. We want to get the word out about their efforts.

Honoring a dear friend lost to ALS

Donna I. of Dushore, PA lost her dear friend Valerie to ALS. That loss has spurred her to make her cross-country journey a fund-raiser for the ALS Cure Project. You can read about her fundraising and make a donation here. Donna is also sharing her day-to-day adventures on a blog titled The Wrinkly Cyclist.

Paying it forward

Donna K. of Gilford, NH knows how rough it can be to go through cancer treatments. The stage 3 breast cancer survivor wants to give hope to others who face similar challenges. That is why she has committed herself to raising at least $20,000 for the Hope Resource Center at Concord Hospital’s Payson Center for Cancer Care, where she received help during her cancer journey. Riding her bike across the country has been a long-time dream of Donna's, as well as many other of our cross-country riders. You can donate to the cause here. And you can read more about Donna's efforts in this local newspaper article

Pedaling for student opportunity

As the mother of four successful young adults, Linda O. of Carmel, IN is keenly aware how important it is to have educational opportunities. But she also knows that the playing field is not always level, and some students have to contend with difficult home lives, economic disparity and other challenges that can make the road to higher education more daunting. Her goal in riding across the country is to raise at least $5,000 for the PERSEVERANCE scholarships for high school seniors in her community. Donations and more information can be found here

Linda is also a having a blast, as her Facebook page, Boomer Grammy Pedaling Bike Across America, testifies. 

Biking (and barking) for the dogs

Nan W. of Bradenton, FL has a soft spot in her heart for dogs. Old dogs especially, because they have a harder time finding forever homes. Her Miles for Mutts fundraiser benefits Albert's Dog Lounge, a foster-based rescue focused on providing loving homes to seniors, special needs, and hospice dogs. You can learn more about her efforts and make a donation here

These pictures tell stories

Lisa N. of San Carlos, CA is a photographer and artist who is telling her story in photos, watercolor journal entries and words on her Facebook page, Lisa Noble-Bike Across America

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