Friday, June 18, 2010

Hitting the Trails: Montour Trail

Today I traveled outside of the city to explore the other trails in the area.  I visited the Montour Trail and had a nice time.  It was pretty hot today (upper 80's in fact).  The trail surface is of crushed limestone which I found to be a little more difficult to ride on as expected.  Nevertheless, the ride was really nice and I would recommend the trail to anyone.

Along the way I crossed paths with a group making an across-country tour in memory of a fallen soldier, Cpl Christopher G. Scherer, USMC.  Christoper lost his live while serving in Iraq July 21, 2007.  The group, named "Team Chris", is also riding to help wounded soldier Sgt. Leo Chargalauf, USMC. More information on the groups journey, the goals for the ride, and Cpl Chris and Sgt Leo can be found at:!/group.php?gid=106148432762836
Team Chris posing for a picture on the Montour Trail

Donations for the cause can be made at:

Today was a great day.  Meeting "Team Chris" and reading about their mission inspires me to do something for another person.  I too have had family members who have served in Iraq (one of which was injured during duty).  I appreciate the sacrifices they and all other members of the U.S. military have made to ensure safety for us here in the U.S.

Ride Length:  16.07 miles

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