Upper St. Clair Man Takes on 350-Mile Bike Ride This Weekend
Mike Lloyd completes second leg of his Visionquest Challenge to raise money for Camp Aim. Follow him on Twitter @Moondog23p.
While most folks will be staying inside this weekend to escape the heat, Upper St. Clair resident Mike Lloyd will be outside biking 350 miles.
Lloyd, 49, an attorney, will travel with his law partner, Mike Coulson, and his brother-in-law, Jerry Tucker.
The three are completing the bike trip from Washington, D.C. to Pittsburgh as the second leg of Lloyd’s Visionquest. They kicked off their three-day journey this morning in D.C. at about 6 a.m.
The trip will follow the C & O Canal and the Allegheny Passage. With temperatures expected to peak over 100 degrees in some areas, obviously, heat will be a factor.
Lloyd started his Visionquest journey last month when he hiked the Rachel Carson Trails Challenge, a 35-miles-in-one-day hike. Lloyd is on the board at the South Hills YMCA and decided to take on the challenges to raise money for Camp AIM, a camp for special needs kids.
“I think everyone can take on their own personal challenges, something you want to accomplish,” he said.
So far, Lloyd has raised over $2,000 through pledges from supporters following his challenges in Visionquest.
The third challenge of Lloyd’s Visionquest will be a half-marathon up Pikes Peak in Colorado at the end of August.
Come back to Upper St. Clair Patch for a recap of Lloyd’s second leg of his Visionquest next week.