On April 22, 2012, a minister from Vero Beach, Florida, the Rev. Scott W. Alexander, will symbolically dip the rear wheel of his bicycle into the Pacific Ocean at Costa Mesa, California, and set out on a demanding month-long, 3,300-mile ride home. Despite an artificial knee and nagging arthritis, his decision to face this challenging endurance ride is made in hopes of "encouraging the generous people of my community to respond to the very real problems of hunger, both locally and globally."
Rev. Alexander explains, "By the time my bicycle's front wheel touches the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, May 22, I hope to have awakened caring people to the plight of the 925 million people who currently face hunger - and to raise $50,000 (or more) to support two important hunger-relief charities."