Bike riding from coast to coast for a cause - KULR8.com | News, Weather & Sports in Billings, Montana

Bike riding from coast to coast for a cause

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS, Mont. -

Three young men are attempting to raise money for a good cause and they are doing it on two wheels.
Most people enjoy cruising on a bike for fun, but imagine riding for 3,500 miles from coast to coast! Three guys from New Jersey are doing just that and it's benefiting pancreatic cancer research.
Scott Phillips, Josh Johannessen, and Jose Alfaro are making the journey from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine. "Yeah, we got a pretty good hand tan," Johannessen said.
Their bike ride isn't just for fun. "We're raising money for pancreatic cancer research," Johannessen said.
Hennessen said they've raised just under six thousand dollars and have traveled a little over eleven hundred miles so far. He explained what it's been like in Montana.
"Once we got over the Rockies, we got over a couple passes that were tough and the heat out here is hot in the midday," Johannessen said.
Their journey hasn't been completely easy.
"Scott has gotten six flat tires in fourteen days of riding. Three of them were this morning in only a 43 mile ride," Johannessen said.
These bicyclists remember the reason behind their adventure.
"We're just trying our best to make a difference and raising money for pancreatic cancer research and we're also doing a theme that anyone can be a superhero because we want to help people along the way," Johannessen said.
KULR 8's Briana Monte asked how they started on the West Coast if they're from New Jersey. Johannessen explained that they took a one way flight to Oregon and had their bikes shipped to them to start the road trip to Portland, Maine.
The three bicyclists stopped in Billings Friday to rest and will be leaving Saturday night to continue their journey. KULR 8 wishes them safe travels. To help donate, you can go to their website at http://www.bikingportlandtoportland.com

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Missing Red Lodge man murdered for being "disrespectful" and "homeless"

    Missing Red Lodge man murdered for being "disrespectful" and "homeless"

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:57 AM EST2018-02-23 05:57:20 GMT

    A missing Red Lodge man has been found dead. The Carbon County Sheriff's Office says they have a suspect in custody.

    A missing Red Lodge man has been found dead. The Carbon County Sheriff's Office says they have a suspect in custody.

  • "Middle of Nowhere" found in Montana

    "Middle of Nowhere" found in Montana

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 1:39 PM EST2018-02-20 18:39:49 GMT

    A new analysis has determined where the "middle of nowhere" is in the United States: and it's in northeastern Montana. 

    A new analysis has determined where the "middle of nowhere" is in the United States: and it's in northeastern Montana. 

  • Hardin teacher accused of hiding gun fired

    Hardin teacher accused of hiding gun fired

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:47 AM EST2018-02-23 05:47:12 GMT

    Montana school district officials have fired an art teacher accused of hiding a gun for one of her students.

    Montana school district officials have fired an art teacher accused of hiding a gun for one of her students.

  • Montana community buried under epic snowstorm

    Montana community buried under epic snowstorm

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:26 PM EST2018-02-22 23:26:39 GMT

    Road closures and brutal winter weather closed off an entire Montana community last week. Residents of Browning and surrounding areas provided us with pictures of the epic snow drifts and buried cars - and even a couple of playful dogs who took advantage of the snow to climb up on a roof.

    Road closures and brutal winter weather closed off an entire Montana community last week. Residents of Browning and surrounding areas provided us with pictures of the epic snow drifts and buried cars - and even a couple of playful dogs who took advantage of the snow to climb up on a roof.

  • Search continues for missing skier in Whitefish

    Search continues for missing skier in Whitefish

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:21 PM EST2018-02-22 23:21:24 GMT

    The search continues near Big Mountain for a backcountry skier who's been missing since February 17.

    The search continues near Big Mountain for a backcountry skier who's been missing since February 17.

  • Our Apologies

    The page you requested is currently unavailable. Pages on this site are constantly being revised, updated, and occasionally removed. You may have followed an outdated link or have outdated pages in your

    You have reached a page which is currently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please use your browser's BACK button to return to the previous page

  • Man who died in Yellowstone in 2017 was looking for treasure

    Man who died in Yellowstone in 2017 was looking for treasure

    A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels.
    A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels.
  • SD2 addresses school threats

    SD2 addresses school threats

    Thursday, February 22 2018 8:19 PM EST2018-02-23 01:19:34 GMT

    It's the kind of message that causes your palms to go clammy, your brow to sweat and your heart to beat furiously...the threat someone may be bringing a gun into your school.

    It's the kind of message that causes your palms to go clammy, your brow to sweat and your heart to beat furiously...the threat someone may be bringing a gun into your school.