Jerry Schemmel and Julie Lyons are racing across Colorado to raise funds for Race To Read.
Schemmel is part of a 2-cyclist team attempting to cross the state border four times this summer - something that has never been done before in Colorado.
- May 31, 2018 – starting from Raton Pass at the Colorado/New Mexico border, ride south to north across Colorado ending north of Ft. Collins at the Colorado/Wyoming border – 320 miles.
- July 23, 2018 – starting in Holly at the Colorado/Kansas border, ride east to west across Colorado ending just West of Grand Junction at the Colorado/Utah border – 640 miles.
- August 20, 2018 – starting from north of Ft. Collins, double back to Raton Pass for a north to south crossing – 320 miles.
- September 6, 2018 – starting west of Grand Junction, double back to Kansas for a west to east crossing – 640 miles
They are racing in four directions to set a record in each crossing, all to benefit the Race To Read program. This non-profit sponsored by the Bandimere Speedway Family of Colorado encourages literacy with race-themed incentives for kids.