June 17, 2013 7:16 AM | James Stuber (Administrator)

On June 14th  nineteen KI bikers set out for Kelley's Island from the Cleveland KI on West 115th and Lorain Ave. The hike began with the annual group photo afterwards the bikers headed out for their seventy five mile bike hike. This years rout was a little different than last years due to the filming of Captain America in Cleveland Ohio this month. The first five miles were down W. 117th to Lake Rd. Then lake road to Clifton Blvd. Then the bikers were back on Lake Road again. The day was perfect for the hike it was cool and sunny most of the day. There were four new riders to the bike hike Aiden Rhodes the youngest of the group at thirteen, Hubert Hoffman, Henry Ashburn ( who drove with his dad for 12 hours to compete in this event) and Kristen Engst from Twinsburg. All the riders completed the hike even the first time riders. While all the riders showed spirit there was one that Showed the KIA WARRIOR SPIRIT. This rider had done it all before. Once having to leave in the middle of the bike hike due to a family emergency, once because they could not go anymore but this time they would not be denied more than halfway thru the ride they were hit by a car and pulled along for several feet before going down. They were attended to by the police and paramedics after being checked out and bandaged up they continued on the ride body bruised and damaged but not the SPIRIT. This years KIA WARRIOR SPIRIT on the KI Bike Hike is Awarded to MARION SEAGRAVES.


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