Jacob Moore is on a cross-country record setting journey.
Jacob Moore is on a cross-country record setting journey.
Jacob Moore is making a pit stop in Crawfordsville today! Montgomery County's own, Moore has raised national attention with his cross country bicycle journey to raise money and awareness for his organization, Scholar Shop Africa. Moore recently appeared on a radio show in Missouri, KSLQ 104.5.
Proudly, The Paper of Montgomery County has been following Moore since the very beginning, as he set out on his 5,000 mile cross country journey. Moore's determination to bring awareness and raise money to continue the efforts is relentless. He has camped outside, injured his wrist and had more than a couple of mechanical issues along the way. However, his perseverance is inspired and he is now on his way to Crawfordsville and will spend the weekend here at home before he sets out for the last leg of his journey.
This evening, the community has a chance to meet Moore in person and help raise funds for Moore's organization, Scholar Shop Africa. Several bicyclist and motorcyclist will meet in Browns Valley around 5 p.m. and ride alongside Moore as he cycles to Crawfordsville's Buffalo Wild Wings.
Buffalo Wild Wings has generously offered their support in raising funds for Moore's organization with their 'Eat Wings Raise Funds' promotion. Today only, from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., they will donate 15 percent of all their sales to Scholar Shop Africa.
Scholar Shop Africa is an innovative development model that furnishes students in Sub-Saharan Africa with school supplies, leadership skills, and a commitment to public service. With years of grassroots development experience and the support of local community leaders, we are able to implement programs that build on internal community assets to unlock the full potential of students and schools.
Moore began his ride in Seattle, Wash. He rode down the Pacific Coast to Los Angeles on an electric bike called the BeachFlyer, riding all the way to Los Angeles, Calif. Moore then traveled southwest, riding on the beautiful Route 66 to Tulsa, Okla. Then, heading north to Kansas City, Mo. to attend a wedding of a dear friend. From Kansas City, Moore traveled toward home to Indiana just in time for his 10 year high school reunion and in time for mothers’ day. Moore will have traveled 550 miles in six days by the time he has reached Indiana. Moore plans to spend this weekend visiting with family and friends. Afterwards, he will continue riding east all the way to Washington, D.C. From there, he will cycle his way to New York for the completion of his journey.