Michigan man biking from Calif. to Florida for veterans
Grand Rapids — A Michigan man plans to bike more than 3,500 miles from California to Florida to raise money for a national nonprofit that supports injured veterans.
WOOD-TV reports that Grant Bergsma of Grandville is set to embark Nov. 1 from Los Angeles and pedal his way to Marco Island, Florida, by Dec. 7. He hopes to raise $100,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that offers support and services to veterans who have suffered physical or mental injuries to help them readjust to civilian life.
The Grand Rapids Press reports that Bergsma completed a 1,700-mile bicycle trek from Grandville to Marco Island in 2013 to raise money for Lou Gehrig’s disease in honor of a late family friend.