Yesterday, good friend and supreme bicycle advocate Alan Snel completed a one-day bicycle journey from Vero Beach, on the Atlantic coast of Florida, all the way to Clearwater Beach on the Gulf of Mexico side. Florida is the only place in the U.S. where you can visit two oceans by bike in one day, and Alan covered 170 miles.
Alan did this ride to remember and honor his friend, bicyclist Bill Fox, who died June 1, 2002 in a bicycle accident in NY state. There’s a great story written by Alan about Bill Fox in New York’s Times Herald-Record.
During the journey, Alan got a lot of great “SAG” support from Steve Swiger, Ken Sturrock and other members of the Seminole Heights Bicycle Club as well as moral support from some other fantastic folks: Alan’s sweetie Jennifer and my own personal “sweeper supporter” Ellen Pierson.
Read all about Alan’s multi-part adventure on his blog: Alan Snel’s Bicycle Stories and Other Misadventures on the Road of Life.