Kennett men in their 70s bicycle to Washington D.C.

OCT 12 2017

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By Staff Reporter

Charlie and David did it!

When George Mallory was asked, “Why did you climb Mount Everest?” he famously answered “Because it’s there.” Those are the same three words used when you ask Charlie Hill and David Leonard, two Kendal at Longwood retirement community residents, why they decided to bicycle close to 360 miles -- from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C.. Their answer, jokingly: “Because it’s there”? These two guys on an adventure will remember their long-distance trip for a lifetime and now it’s crossed ‘off their list.’

Read full article and trip highlights here.


The Great Allegheny Passage ® (GAP) rail-trail offers 150 miles of hiking and biking from Cumberland MD to Pittsburgh,PA.


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