Local Cyclists Cross Country For Big Adventure

May 26, 2021

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.

Loaded & ready to hit the trail
Credit Courtesy/Kathies' Big Adventure

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 onĀ Kathie's Big Adventure Facebook page.