Photo: Doug Philbrick (left) will ride his bike cross-country from California to Maryland in June. Allen Robins (right) will serve as a crew member along the route with Team Donate Life. The bike ride is to promote awareness for organ donation and transplantation.
Doug Philbrick will Race Across America (RAAM) for the second year in a row by bicycle, and this year he recruited his college pal of 25 years Allen Robins to join as a crew member. The men’s ride with Team Donate Life is to raise awareness for organ donation and transplantation.
Solo cyclists and two-, four- and eight-member teams can bike cross-country with Team Donate Life. The race starts June 16 in Oceanside, Calif. and ends in Annapolis, Md. upon completion of the cross-country route.
“Our goal is to get there in six days,” Philbrick said of his four-member team that will cycle day and night.
Last year, his eight-person team arrived in six days and eleven hours.
“That was a lot easier (with eight people),” but he said, “we had all kinds of things happen to us.”