Local man to bike across the country

One local man is making a journey most could only dream of a reality.  He's biking across the U.S. to raise money for the needy while remembering a very special young girl.

Mitch Evans is starting in Lincoln, then biking 12,000 miles across the country, all in a figure eight.

It's a lifelong dream he'll pack into a six month journey.  It meant dropping a good job, spending his savings and taking a leap of faith.  “I really want to do this and I have the support of my family, but it was my little girl Rhenna who reminded me that sometimes the things we do in life are bigger than just ourselves.”

So the husband and father decided he was going to ride to wipe out hunger.  He's asking the public to pledge money through his web site and Facebook to support the local food bank.

His plans became permanent two weeks ago, the day a family friend, Gabby Matthes of Adams, was killed in a car crash.  “When we learned that Gabby died, it was, 'it's time to go, it's time to do, to not just have it be a dream anymore.'  So, I ride on behalf of the foundation that was created in her name because Gabby was an amazingly talented young woman and all of her dreams were about to start.”

And now, with the support of his family and many around the community, Evans' own dream is about to take off.

For more information on his ride across America and how to pledge, visit www.mycrazyeight.com