On Friday October 2, a group of 13 bicycle riders took a quick break in Troy as they made their way from Thomasville, to Cherry Grove, South Carolina. Around 38 miles into the journey, Troy was their first rest stop on the almost 205-mile ride.  The riders left at 6 a.m. that morning, and were trying to get to their destination by 6:30 that night.

According to Sean O’Donnell, one of the riders, this is an annual tradition for the group of riders that met through the Bicycle Toy and Hobby in High Point.

Most of the riders are from the Asheboro area. The oldest rider to ever make the trek was 82 years old, and he completed his last trip last year.

This year’s ride was the thirteenth time the group has made the ride. This year’s ride was done in memory of Kyle Richardson, also known as “Hammerhead,” one of the founding members of the ride who recently passed away at 44 of atrial fibrillation.

For the full story, see the October 21 issue of the Montgomery Herald.