Posted: Oct 24, 2012 3:29 PM by Madelyn Monteath, KSBY News
Updated: Oct 24, 2012 6:55 PM
The local firefighter who rode his bike across the country in 36 days is going back to work Thursday.
John Byrne's started his ride on September 9th from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, and ended at New York's Brooklyn Bridge on October 15th. His ride totaled 3,401 miles. John experienced many memories along the journey. One was when he was in the Navajo Nation. They held a warrior ceremony for him where numerous strnagers helped repair his bike.
He was also escorted by police and fire departments along the way and was warmly welcomed by Americans all along the route.
The goal of the ride was to raise money for his sister Lauren, who suffered a spinal cord injury seven years ago.
The ride, which raised almost $55,000, helped buy Lauren a specialized car to make it easier for her to go to college.
John slept at 36 fire stations along the way and was escorted by police and fire departments.
John will be back on shift Thursday at the CAL FIRE Nipomo Fire Station.
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