6over60 Team Pic

6over60 Team Pic
6 Over 60 Team, from left to right, Darryl, Dale, Ed, Pat, Tom, Jim, Dave



On June 20, 2013, six men in their mid-60’s will embark on a bicycle ride across the Northern Tier of the United States to raise money and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project.  The 6 over 60 Team hopes to raise $50,000 for this amazing group of unsung American heroes.  All of the money donated goes directly to the Wounded Warrior Project.  The Team is self-funding all ride expenses.    Donations can be made directly on the Wounded Warrior web site that has a direct link from the Team web site www.6over60raa.com  .

The Team will begin its journey in Astoria, Oregon by dipping their rear wheels in the Pacific Ocean and conclude 60 days and 3,667 miles later in Portsmouth, New Hampshire by dipping their front wheels in the Atlantic Ocean.  Their support vehicle during this adventure will be driven by their longtime good friend and retired pastor. 

The six riders range in age from 64 to 68.  They will all be retired at the time of the ride from varied careers that include a high school principal in Irvine, an Irvine police officer, a director of a local water district, a real estate developer, a software developer and an executive from the oil industry.  The members of the 6 over 60 Team are longtime residents of Irvine.  They attend the same church and have ridden together for many years and many miles. 

The individual riders have a variety of personal reasons for doing this ride but they all have a common purpose, to generate support for the Wounded Warrior Project.  This 6 over 60 Team does not take their lives for granted.  They are reminded every day of their mortality by the evening news, the aging of their parents and the reflection in the mirror.  All six realize how fortunate they are to be blessed with good health and great friendships.  They also recognize our Wounded Warriors made a choice to defend what we should never take for granted.  Please refer to the Team’s website to learn more about the individual Team riders and the ride route  they plan to follow.   


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