The cross-country bike ride of Barb Wooler and Judi Orme is chronicled in yesterday’s Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union. A reporter visited with the duo before they left Winona Lake Tuesday morning after a day of rest. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Cross-Country Bikers Make Stop In Winona Lake
WINONA LAKE – Winona Lake resident Barbara Wooler and friend Judi Orme, Telford, Pa., are officially on their way to Lima, Ohio, after stopping in Winona Lake Tuesday and Wednesday during their bicycle ride from Anacortes, Wash., to Bellmore, N.J.
Approximately a dozen people rode with the pair for a little bit to see them off as they left Winona Lake shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Before starting off, Wooler talked to the group about how the bike ride got started and the reason behind the ride.
She said they haven’t done the math, but she believes the pair is about three quarters of the way done with the ride. “Our hardest rides are definitely behind us. We’ve got a couple hundred mile rides, but the rest are 70, 80, something like that,” Wooler said.
When they get to Columbus, Ohio, Wooler said they will take a day off for a meeting.
The purpose of the ride is to awareness of the plight of orphan kids in the Central African Republic. Hand in Hand Schools is giving thousands of orphans hope and a future, as well as support for the schools for the 2020-21 academic year, Wooler said in a previous interview. There are about 40 schools in Central African Republic. The schools help orphans in their village by offering a three-year school program where students “learn the three Rs.”
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