Jeff’s Cross Country Adventure

 
TransAmerica_Trail Grassroots friends and family, meet Jeff Eggleston.    You may remember a similar posting last July when Jeff started on a bicycle journey from Astoria, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginian in support of Angel House Orphanage and Secondary School.  Early into his trip he had an accident, which postponed his trip until May 2016.

 I am Jeff Eggleston. I own my own business and have just completed 40 years of serving my community with honest automotive repair.  I will be turning 65 this summer and am planning an adventure and would like to invite you to participate.  I attend The First United Methodist Church in New Carlisle, OH.

A little over 10 years ago our church helped found the Angel House Orphanage and Secondary School near Tarime, Tanzania.  My life has been blessed and I now have some time to take on an adventure to celebrate that and work to be a blessing to others. I am planning to leave Yorktown, VA about May 1 and ride my bike from there across country to Astoria, Oregon. I plan to ride about 50-75 miles a day and expect the trip to take me three months. I have mixed motivations for the trip. First, it’s just the excitement of traveling and doing something slightly exceptional. Secondly, I love new experiences and meeting new people. Finally, I am riding to raise funds for this life-changing ministry of my church. I am funding the trip myself, so all of the contributions go directly to Angel House.

As I travel across country I hope to find people to ride with and people who would like to support the Angel House Orphanage.  I would love to find a bicyclist in your church that would collect some donations, which would be sent to my home church and then passed on to Tanzania. They could then ride along with me for a few miles, for a few days, or just as far as they want.

Furnishing both contributions and a cyclist is not a requirement. I would enjoy the company of another rider with or without the contributions and I am sure that Angel House would appreciate the contribution even if I ride alone.

As I am intending to leave the east coast no later than the first week in May, if you think your church would like to participate in my adventure, please contact me as soon as possible, especially if you have a bicyclist interested. Timing and logistics will be a challenge but I am looking forward to it!

You may follow my travels by liking Jeff’s Adventure for Orphans & Homeless on Facebook.  Other contact info:  2016bikeadventure@gmail.com

Contribution for Jeff’s Adventure in support of Angel House Orphanage and School can also be made on this website.