Local bicycling enthusiasts Kathi Weiss, age 73, and Cathie Rowand, 64, hit the trail full speed on May 14th for a sixteen day ride to Washington DC.
Their thirty plus years of biking together includes extensive velo-tours through much of the Midwest and on both coasts, but this is by far their longest trip, racking up 753 miles.
And they're rasing funds for the Fort Wayne Trail system as they go, with a Facebook event aptly called Kathies' Big Adventure.
"The Cathies" love connecting with others, both on trails and in the small towns where they'll be staying along the route.
For a first-hand report on how things are going, WBOI's Julia Meek caught up with the duo by Zoom in Steubenville, Ohio, their half-way point, to discuss the experience as well as the passion that fuels it.
You can follow "the Cathies" and make donation on Kathie's Big Adventure Facebook page.