Beginning on May 12th, my friend–and former camp counselor–Scott Cain is going on a 4,000 mile bike ride from St. Augustine, Florida to Florence, Oregon to raise money for Lake Aurora Christian Camp and Habitat for Humanity.
He’s been receiving a lot of press as news of his trip is getting out to the media.
Yesterday the Naples Daily News ran an article on Scott.
In this excerpt, Ryan Thomas–a bike shop owner and sponsor for the trip–gives us some insight into Scott’s reputation in the community:
Biking across the country will be a new challenge even for a seasoned distance rider, said Ryan Thomas, owner of AJ Barnes Bicycle Emporium. The bike shop is providing road supplies for the trip, including backup tires, tubes and bicycle repair tools. Thomas, who once cycled from California to Michigan, is also offering his expertise. “It’s not going to be the easiest thing he’s ever done,” said Thomas. “But he’ll be able to spread his ministry and raise some money for good causes, so I think that will give him inspiration. He’s one of those preachers who walks it like he talks it.”
“Walks it like he talks it” . . . seems to be the theme of the day. 🙂
Wouldn’t it be great if that could be said of every preacher?
Scott will be traveling Michael Stevens, a retired IRS special agent from Melbourne, and Marvin Talent, an engineer who lives in Louisiana.
You can follow Scott and his team’s journey on their website: The Big Ride 2008.