Cyclists Ride for Let's Move Day
The Enterprise (Ore.) Church held a 50-mile bicycle ride from Joseph, Ore., to the Hells Canyon Overlook on Sept. 25, 2011, to provide local support for the national Let's Move Day and Adventists InStep for Life initiatives.
Church members provided food as well as automobile and motorcycle support to help keep riders safe, assist with any technical difficulties, and haul water for refilling cyclists' water bottles. A picnic meal was served at the Ollokot campground.
Riders ranged from twin 15-year-olds to a 73-year-old and included Enterprise Church members, Pasco (Wash.) Church members and community members. Long ascents and descents characterized the ride, with riders clocking more than 40 mph on some of the downhill runs. One rider, Jereld Rice, of the Enterprise Church, finished the round trip of approximately 100 miles.
While no flat tires or other mechanical or technical problems occurred, the riders did experience varied weather, wind, a 7,442-foot elevation gain, and plenty of memories. One front rider saw two bear cubs scamper across the road, and the group even encountered a cattle drive on the highway, which prompted an unplanned rest stop.
More than 700 miles were reported for the Enterprise Church on Let's Move Day.