Team to Camp in Barton Center
Three groups of Journey of Hope cyclists began their travels on the West Coast. The cyclists began in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle and then covered a combined 12,000 miles and 32 states. The riders who began in San Francisco will be the ones to spend the final night of their trek at Landon.
In their cross-country Journey for Hope, 38 bike riders will spend the night of August 4 at Landon after a long day’s ride, before completing their trek to Washington, D.C., the next day. Journey for Hope is a Push America event that raises funds and awareness for people with disabilities. Push America is a philanthropy founded by Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. All riders are members of the fraternity.
This overnight stop at Landon has become a tradition for the Journey riders. This partnership started when alumnus Ben Brundred ’70 contacted his friend Russ Gagarin ’77, Landon’s director of financial aid, asking if Landon would host the riders. Brundred’s son is a member of Pi Kappa Phi and has previously ridden in the Journey.