She did her first Trans-America bike tour as a 3-year-old sitting in a trailer pulled by her mom or dad.
This time she did it as a 16-year-old with Type I diabetes, a serious condition that requires constant monitoring and regular injections through a catheter attached to an insulin pump.
I'm frequently amazed by the apparent difficulties that some people can overcome to enjoy bicycle travel. In this case, Rebecca had the support of her parents, Deb and Mike, and younger brother, James. At age 12, the cross-country bike tour was no small feat for her brother, either.
The bike tour, dubbed “Rebecca's Ride,” raised nearly $9,000 for diabetes research …..