West Palm Beach Realtor Tom Bishop is preparing to bike across America, cycling cross-country in the Route 66 Bike Race to raise money and awareness for five local charities.
Bishop’s 2,494-mile journey starts at 5 a.m. on Oct. 1, through Chicago, St Louis, Joplin, Oklahoma City, Amarillo, Gallup, Flagstaff, Winona, Kingman, Barstow, San Bernardino and Santa Monica.
“I chose this extreme bike ride to help me understand people who face challenges in their everyday lives, knowing I could never be truly ready for this race is what truly inspired me. Bishop told his daughter, an aspiring writer who was born blind.
Bishop is asking the public to donate to ALS, Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Safe Space for Domestic Violence, the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, and Detroit Youth for Christ. All these charities have a personal connection to Bishop. He will ride in honor of his friend Robert Bruno who recently died of ALS. Bishop is also an alumni of the Detroit Youth for Christ, spreading faith to teenagers.
You can take the trip with Tom Bishop on KeepPedalingOldMan.com, where he will be posting videos and updates on his Route 66 ride.