We did it! Six PA IPL members rode their bicycles to Washington, D.C. — two hundred miles in 4 days. We had a great trip, met so many wonderful people, and had great press coverage, such as this newspaper article before the trip, and this one about our send off. The Huntingdon Daily news also covered the trip here.
On April 22, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly broadcast a 10-minute segment on Interfaith Power & Light, including footage from our bike trip. Watch it here.
Joining the group this year was 12-year-old Hannah Ballenger, on a tandem with her father, Jesse. Read Hannah’s letter here and her blog here. Hannah collected well over 100 prayers, drawings and well-wishes from children all over central PA. Joining them were Jon Brockopp, Andy Hayes, Dave Hunter and Ray Najjar.
They stopped in local congregations, colleges and CSAs to spread the word about PA IPL and emphasize our moral responsibility to respond to climate change. In Washington, they met with most of the PA congressional delegation.
Here was the schedule:
Friday, April 5
4 p.m. Send-off blessing from Grace Lutheran Church, State College
6 p.m. Pot-luck dinner at Plowshare Produce.
Saturday, April 6
11:30 Meet up in Huntingdon at Juniata College (Founder’s Hall) for a community bike ride
12 noon Community pot luck lunch at St. James Lutheran Church
2:30 p.m. Coffee at Standing Stone Coffee shop
Overnight in the Outreach Center, Methodist Church of Orbisonia, PA
6 p.m. Dinner at Star Pizza
Sunday, April 7
Worship at UMC Orbisonia
5 p.m. Dinner with members of Christ’s Reformed Church and
overnight in Hagerstown, MD. To join us for dinner, please RSVP
at the church.
Monday, April 8
8 a.m. Breakfast at Crackerbarrel Restaurant, Hagerstown.
Overnight in Poolesville, MD
Tuesday. April 9
11:30—Lunch at Cafe 107, sponsored by Poolesville Green.
4 p.m. Arrive in Washington at Reformation Lutheran Church
Wednesday, April 10
Meetings with staff members for the PA congressional delegation
We made our goal and reached Washington...
...thank you for helping us reach $6,000!!
Official bike shop for the 2013 ride.