The Bike Runner

Alan Thompson, 66, of Sylvania, Ohio set off on his bicycle on August 17, 2105 with a lofty distance in mind. Since then, he rode around the perimeter of the United States, raising funds and awareness for two of his favorite charities: Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children. The feat covered about 9,000 miles, and took him about 9 months. He averaged about 50 miles per day, and pulled between 90 and 100 pounds on a trailer attached to his bicycle. Before he left, Thompson said, “I've had my fair share of adventure in life, so the main purpose here is to generate funds for Habitat For Humanity and SaveThe Children. If I can do that, then it will be a good thing to do and an effort well intentioned and spent.” You can still donate to his efforts here: Save the Children was excited to welcome Alan when he passed through our coastal headquarters in Fairfield, CT. He embodies the word “hero” in every sense. Many thanks, Alan!

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