Moving out of the Mountains

Today the team left Wheeling, WV and within less than 2 miles had crossed over into Ohio! At our very first stop at the Fast Lane Cafe in Morristown, Ohio we met a gentleman named Chris who shared his story with us about his father passing away from cancer. Chris was the 14th person we’ve had the opportunity to conduct a Portrait with and we truly appreciate his willingness to share and motivate us for our miles to come.

We finally made it past the hardcore Appalachians, entering less strenuous terrain and made it to Zanesville, OH… the pottery capital of the world! The Westwood Baptist Church generously took us in, spoiled us with cots from the Red Cross, amazing showers at a local gym, and a delicious meal. We are all excited to head to Columbus, OH for our event day to rest our muscles and tend to our bikes.

Thanks for the continued support,
Illini 4000

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