TransAmerica TourSummer 2013
On June 1, two local Richmond cyclists, Jack Haar and Howard Smith, will fly from Richmond, Virginia to Seattle, Washington to begin a two month Trans America Ride For Jim. The purpose of their ride is to raise funds for the James D. Popp Summer Research Fellowship, and to highlight the need for increased funding to support cancer research.
Jack completed the first Trans America Ride For Jim in 2008, and his ride inspired his friend and neighbor, Howard, to complete the ride with three companions in 2010 following the Adventure Cycling Route 76. The two men have encouraged each other to do another TransAmerica Ride For Jim this summer using the Adventure Cycling Northern Tier route.
This route will take them across Washington, Idaho, through Glacier National Park in Montana and into Canada. Then they will cross North Dakota, down through Minnesota, riding east of St. Paul and Minneapolis, south along the Mississippi to Muscatine, Iowa before heading east through, Illinois, Indiana and on to Ohio.
In Ohio they plan to visit and rest a day in Jack's little hometown of Elmore near Toledo. Finally they will head south-east through Ohio and are scheduled to be in the area of Pittsburgh, PA by July 20th where a dozen or so friends from Virginia plan to meet up with them and ride the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) rail-trail from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, MD and then on to the C&O towpath into Washington D.C. Then it is just a short jaunt from DC down to Richmond.
Join us at Farm Fest and help raise funds to support the sixth annual RideForJim. This year we are riding the rolling country roads surrounding historic Mica Mine Farm in Hanover County.
Choose either a 25-mile or 63-mile loop ride starting and ending at Mica Mine Farm. Celebrate after the ride and enjoy live music, barbeque, and beer. This will be a fun-filled event recognizing past and present riders as well as our top fund raisers and sponsors for 2013.
Riders get their own personalized fund-raising web page. A custom RideForJim cycling jersey will be awarded to all riders who raise over $200 in donations.
Registration Opening Soon!
Farm Fest 25-mile Ride and Party
Farm Fest 63-mile Ride and Party
Farm Fest Party Only
See the Ride Routes:25 Mile Loop     63 Mile Loop