RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A Florida man this weekend used the Virginia Capital Trail as his launching pad for a coast-to-coast bike ride to raise awareness for cancer.
Kevin Record, a 56-year-old high school journalism teacher and tennis coach in Tallahassee, Fla., is riding cross country in honor of five people he knows, including his 84-year-old mother, who either are battling or have battled cancer.
Record, a native of Long Island, New York, played tennis at Lynchburg College before graduating in the 1980s. He remained in Virginia for several years working for media outlets in Harrisonburg and Charlottesville.
He returned to Virginia this weekend and began his journey Friday by dipping the tire of his Trek 520 bike into the York River before setting off on the historic Colonial Parkway in Yorktown. On Saturday, he followed the Virginia Capital Trail from Williamsburg to the River City.
Next he plans to follow the TransAmerica Bike Trail to Colorado before taking the Western Express all the way to San Francisco, making stops Kentucky, Illinois, Kansas, Colorado, Utah and Nevada along the way.