Tag: TransAmerica

Rest in peace, Cookie Lady

Just learned the sad news that June Curry, the “Cookie Lady,” died on Monday at age 91. This wonderful lady was the personal friend to the thousands of touring bicyclists who passed through Afton, Virginia, on the Trans America Bicycle Route since its inception in 1976. The walls of her home were papered with postcards …

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Tragic end to TransAmerica tour for California cyclist

Sad news from Kentucky where a 71-year-old touring bicyclist from Chico, California, died from injuries he suffered when he fell off his bike. Retired Yuba City dentist Oliver “Ollie” Scheideman Jr. was fulfilling his dream to complete a TransAmerica bicycle tour. An earlier attempt in 2009 ended when he crashed soon after the start of …

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