Riding Bikes For Fallen Troops

By: Lauri Martin Email
By: Lauri Martin Email

They say they've biked more than 38,000 miles and they have another 11,000 to go. Two men are taking their bicycles across the country, honoring each and every fallen troop who died in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Eric Locker and Robert Redmond bike 10 miles for every American lost. They say they aren't for the war or against it; they just want to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

"We've been traveling for 1,934 days," says Eric as they spend the night in Fountain.

"We ride until we're tired. Some days, that's 30 miles, others it's 60."

"We had one lady speak to us who lost son. She was amazed at us. She thought no one cared," said Robert.

Their mountain bikes are stocked with all the gear that they need: a tent, a camping stove and enough socks to last a month.

Robert and Eric says they don't do it for money. It's just their two-wheel tribute.

If you would like to contact them, you can email them at: ridingforthefallen@gmail.com


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  • by Martinez Location: Southside on Jun 2, 2009 at 07:11 AM
    I noticed on the video, they showed their map and it had three big NO's across Wyoming. I wonder why. Kudos to them for honoring our war dead.
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