DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (BRPROUD) — Brothers Frank and Bob Hurley are cycling across the country to raise awareness and support charities.
From grade school, the Hurley brothers, Bob and Frank, had a passion for riding bikes. The brothers decided two years ago, they wanted to combine their love of riding bikes and helping people.
“We were discussing charities that we could work with to make this more meaningful,” said one brother, Bob Hurley.
Starting the non-profit Coast2Coast4Charity, The duo began their nearly 3,000-mile-long journey in San Diego, California on Sept. 29. The goal is to reach the Florida coastline of Jacksonville, Florida.
“So we’re going from one end of the country to the other, from one ocean to the other, and we’re just following the designated route and it took us right here,” said Frank Hurley.
The Hurley brothers ended up at the KOA Campsite in Denham Springs. Along with the Hurley brothers, is James Frank. Frank is in charge of helping the brothers track their journey through social media and keeping up with their RV.
Each member of the Coast2Coast4Charity has their own charity they promote. Frank Hurley promotes The Food Pantry in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he is located.
James Frank, The RV Driver, is promoting his own charity, “It starts with the shoes.” Frank wants kids who play soccer to have the right shoes they need to play the game without breaking the budget.
As for Bob Hurley, promoting his charity heavily on Veterans Day, K-9’s for Warriors. Bob and his wife had two German Shepard of their own and were inspired to get involved in finding these animals a forever home.
K-9’s for Warriors is the nation’s largest provider of Service Dogs to military veterans suffering from PTSD, brain injuries, or sexual trauma.
“Met some of the veterans paired with the dogs, and just saw how significant, the impact was,” says Bob Hurley.
To dedicate their support to veterans, Bob and Frank decided to make a tribute video for the Veterans who have served.
“It is the reason why I ride”, says Bob adding that “To do what we can to help our veterans.”
To follow along the Hurley brother journey across the country, click here.