It appears that we may have a larger crowd when Rob McKenzie and I arrive in Washington, D.C. It seems that there is a national effort to bring thousands to Washington, D.C. in support of our trip and shared parenting! This will be quite the rush for sure. We will post the exact dates when we have them ironed out.
I had my son and daughter's name painted on my road bike. I am sure my bike jersey will incorporate their pictures in some fashion. We will have a special website set up from multiple organizations that will have GPS tracking of our progress. We will also have live video feed sent to this website as well. Our plan is to incorporate other bike riders as we pedal our way through different cities. There will be meeting points and when they see us others can join for a mile or so to show their support. We expected to get some press in Michigan for sure, but as this grows it may indeed gain national media attention. This trip is only ONE way I will show that I want more time with my children b/c it is in their best interests. Robert
"Children who live absent their biological fathers are, on average, at least two to three times more likely to be poor, to use drugs, to experience educational, health, emotional and behavioral problems, to be victims of child abuse, and to engage in criminal behavior."
Source: McLanahan, Sara L. "Life without Father: What happens to the children?"