This morning we woke up around 5:30 a.m. And after a delicious crew chief breakfast, we headed out for Ocala, FL which was about an 85 mile ride. The ride to Ocala was absolutely beautiful with great scenery and rolling hills (some a little challenging). The weather was very cooperative today, as it was around 90 degrees with overcast skies which was a nice change from the 100 degree sunny days! When we arrived in Ocala, we showered and left for our friendship visit with Tomorrow's Equestrian Center. During a great BBQ meal also sponsored by TEC, we learned about how equine therapy can change the lives of people with a wide variety of disabilities. The testimonials from some of the clients were very touching and they were overjoyed to have us there and for the work that we have been putting in raising awareness. Overall, it was a great day on and off the bike. We are all looking forward to the coming days as we make our last few stops before Tallahassee!
- Tyler Shuck (Truman State University)