Today's weather really isn't ideal to take a ride on your bike.
Two South Dakota priests disagree. They have been on the road for the last couple days on a huge bike ride. They are riding border to border....north to south.....across the state of South Dakota.
Sometimes when you're faced with a problem.....you can solve it by getting the old wheels turning. In this case....literally.
"We're going from the Nebraska border at Yankton to the North Dakota border north of Aberdeen." Father Terry Anderson is the pastor at Holy Trinity Catholic School in Huron. His school came to him, asking him to find a way to raise some money for the school. Anderson had the idea....but he needed some help.
"Somehow he talked me into doing this." That help came in the form of Father Mark Lichter...pastor at the Sacred Heart Catholic School in Yankton. And now that Father Anderson had Father Lichter on board.....they moved forward with the idea..
"We're trying to raise a little money and having a friendly competition between the two parishes." Each pastor is riding while the folks back home are donating pledges. So while it's not technically a road race...there are bragging right on the line. The pastors are working for those donations. They are covering a lot of miles. "It will be 270 or so altogether when the trip is done."
A lot of miles together. But they say what they're trying to accomplish is not about them but about the kids back home. "It's to help teach our children their faith."
Today, Fathers Anderson and Lichter rode from Huron to Redfield....tomorrow they will ride from Redfield to Aberdeen....and Friday....they will ride from Aberdeen to the North Dakota border.
If you would like to follow them on their journey, you can visit their web site by clicking this link.