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Cycling Challenge 2011

by Glenda Anderson

It's hard to believe that 50 years ago this summer Paul and I left on a bike trip to Omaha, Nebraska. Now, 50 years later, on this hot summer morning, six of our young men, one alumni, two staff members, and one volunteer; started cycling from Vidalia, Georgia, the same place from which Paul and I started.  You can track them live right now and follow their progress for the next three weeks as they bike through 9 states and almost 1,500 miles together in the Paul Anderson Cycling Challenge.  Stay connected with them through our videos, blog updates, and pictures.  Join me in watching and encouraging them by posting comments on the blog.  I am sure that you will quickly grow to love these young men who need a touch and someone to give them hope


Paul rode a one speed bike (which we still have) on this same trek in 1961 while I followed behind him in a van as he biked to Boy's Town in Omaha, Nebraska, all to raise awareness for this dream we shared of starting a youth home.  For the two of us, it was the beginning of an adventure.  Along the way, we made new friendships and partnerships that have spanned the life of this ministry. 

After all these years and over 1,200 young men and their families, I have seen personally that a changed life is priceless.  Take some time to meet the riders by visiting the Cycling Challenge website!  Also, please pray for the safety of our young men, staff, and volunteers as they ride through Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska!