The other day I received a twitter follow from one of those twitter id names that kinda makes you stop and think for a moment. I was curious as to what @Biking4Baseball was about, exactly, but I took a second or two to consider the different options. I took a peek at a few recent tweets of theirs to see if I could get a better idea. Nope, no help. So I looked at the bio and it read: 5 guys cycling 11,000+ miles across country to raise funds/awareness for youth mentoring programs. We’re going to all 30 MLB ballparks too. Give us a high-five!
The more I researched their site Biking For Baseball and read the blog, the more I loved these guys. They are basically riding across the country this summer to all the major league baseball parks, using cycling and baseball to help create more awareness and raise funds to assist youth mentoring programs from all over the country. I read some of their blog, which was started on May 17, 2011–the day that Harmon Killebrew passed away. One of the five riders making this trek is Chase Higgins from Minneapolis. I won’t spoil the story that the blog tells, but I will say it’s well written and good reading for baseball fans and cycling enthusiasts, alike.
At any rate, the Biking For Bicycles cause is definitely something to get behind. Keep an eye out for news of their arrival in Minneapolis mid-July! BikeMinneapolis is hopeful to spend some time with the guys and will definitely do a write-up on the events and festivities.
In the meantime, check out the Biking For Baseball site and read the blog. You can follow their progress, make donations, and even buy some swell looking t-shirts. Lots of pics as they travel on their facebook page also!