The president of the Lincoln University Foundation is biking more than 1,400 miles to raise money for scholarships.
Victor Pasley is 62 years old and on the verge of retirement. He lives in Fulton, but works in Rochester, New York. An avid bicyclist, he thought of a better journey home than just hopping on a plane.
He rides with a club in New York that will begin the journey with him Saturday, April 25. His kids will meet up with him and ride alongside once he gets to Chicago. He’s taking pledges for each mile he rides. That money will go to scholarships to students going to Lincoln.
"We like the $1,500 and $1,000 pledges," he said, "but if you can give two to the university, that’s fine too."
He invites everyone to join him for the final leg of the trip from the Missouri River Bridge to the university.
"Join us at the bridge and ride to the campus. It’s two and a half miles; you could ride it on your tricycle," he laughed.
In addition to raising scholarship money, he also hopes his journey will inspire others, no matter what age, to get pedaling for better health.
"Pathway to Greatness – 1866-2009" kicks off in Rochester April 25. Alumni, family, friends, students, and faculty are invited to join the any leg of the trip as it moves from Rochester to Cleveland (May 2), Detroit (May16), Chicago (May 30), Indianapolis (June 6), St. Louis (June 13), and Jefferson City (June 19).