In mid-July, a few weeks ago, my friend and fellow PYO (Partners for Youth Opportunity) student, Tyee, and I biked from Chapel Hill to the Outer Banks — a distance totaling over 700 miles — with Triangle Bikeworks. I was a senior at the Middle College High School at Durham Technical Community College when I wrote this serving as a Partners for Youth Opportunity intern with the Durham VOICE.
Eleven local teenagers will have quite a story to tell when they return to high school in the next few weeks. They recently completed a 700-mile bike ride as part of the "Bikes, Water and Soul Tour" organized by the nonprofit Triangle Bikeworks.
A group of young bicyclists pedaled down U.S. 17 Tuesday for a lunch stop on a 550-mile tour from Durham, N.C., to St. Augustine having taken in Gullah Geechee heritage stops along the way. But for all the culture and history, the ride dominates the talk the way sweat dominates the riding clothes as the sun beats down and the thermometer crosses 90 degrees before noon.
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