This is proving to be quite the cycling week in Wellesley. Oodles of Pan-Mass Challenge riders will head off on various courses from Babson College this weekend, but on Tuesday morning a crowd of 60+ people gathered at Peet’s Coffee in Wellesley to send-off a few cyclists who plan to trek all the way to Santa Monica, Calif. (the cyclists technically started in Charlestown, so that they can officially go from coast-to-coast).
Wellesley’s Glen Magpiong, his 80-year-old dad Earl, and all-around fit guy and Wellesley resident Tucker Swan expect to be on the roads for 60 days and cover some 3,600 miles. Their friend Ian Carver will join them for the first part of the ride, and they will likely pick up other guest stars along the way. Glen and Earl have made the excursion before (Earl has cycled across the country 3 times).
Their Tour 2 Cure will raise awareness about and funds for fighting ALS (Glen Magpiong, currently the girls’ basketball coach at Wellesley High, lost a friend and an assistant coach named Paul Seaver to ALS back in 2013). Tucker Swan will raise awareness/funds for educating prisoners via the Partaker outfit.
The cyclists will visit Niagara Falls, ride along the shores of Lake Erie, bike along Rte. 66 and on to the west coast, and you can follow along via this blog.