Justin Meade - Cat 2 Racer on the Finish Strong Elite Cycling Team
From Pickens,SC to Knoxville, TN
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Finish Strong 150
One Man, One Bike, One Day, over 14,000' of climb and 150 miles.
Justin Meade complete his journey from Picken, SC to Knoxville, TN on Friday, October 18th. The ride started in the early morning under darkness. The sun started to rise shortly after his start. Two of Justin's fellow Finish Strong teammates supported him by car up Highway 178 and 215 through Rosman and on up to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
His teammates left Justin at the first lookout on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
At this point, he was 34 miles into his journey with just at 6000' of climb. Justin was really enjoying this ride with the biggest smile on his face. He then rode off with his jersey packed full of food and water for the next 100 miles until meeting up with a former teammate about 30 miles outside of Knoxville, TN. This journey ended up being a total of 165 miles and just under 17,000' of climb. I know those extra 15 miles and especially 3,000' of climb were not anticipated or welcomed.
Justin at the end of this epic journey in Knoxville, TN:
Finish Strong and Justin would like to thank everyone who donated to this epic ride. We decided to donate $400 to the North Greenville Food Crisis Ministry specifically to help with their Utility Crisis Assistance program. This program helps those that cannot afford to pay their power bills.
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