Portland residents Ashley Mitchell and Collin Roughton are making last minute preparations for a 5,080 mile, cross-country bike ride to raise money for two local non-profits.
Ashley, 26, and Collin, 25, work together at the Community Cycling Center (Ashley is also a mechanic at Citybikes). They’ve launched a website for their Money for Miles Campaign with hopes of raising $5,080 (buck a mile, get it?) for the Coalition for a Livable Future and Bike Farm.
Ashley says everyone who supports their trip will get a postcard (with an awesome manatee-rainbow design, see below) and will be listed on their website.
The biking duo plans to leave Portland on January 2nd. Their route will follow Adventure Cycling’s Southern Tier from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to San Diego, CA and then will head north along the coast back to Portland. A fundraiser and kick-off party is set for December 29th from 5-9pm at the Lucky Lab Brewing Company (915 SE Hawthorne). Check out their website for more details or follow along via their blog.