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From The Road
The Pedaling Priest is right outside Bridgton, Maine, the final state of his journey! It's hard to believe that it's already day 50. While he was cycling up Kancamagus Pass he was greeted by a friend of his that was camping in the area continuing the theme of the trip which has been the goodness and help of great people. Luckily he has no more mountains ahead of him. Tomorrow he will see the Atlantic Ocean and continue on his way to the Bar Harbor area. Only 4 more days left!
Father Hilton left from Lebanon, New Hampshire this morning and rode his bike along a bike path that used to be an old rail road track. Then he started climbing into the White Mountains. They are very steep and the climb was long. He finally finished climbing and made a speedy decent to the town of Lincoln, New Hampshire where he found a nice stream to soak his tired feet in. It's hard to believe its already day 49! More from the road tomorrow.
The Pedaling Priest is now in Frankenmuth Michigan. This town is German inspired and all the buildings look as if you were in Germany. He started in Midland and rode along beautiful lake Heron. There were 3 people waiting for him so that they could join him on his ride, how nice! Tomorrow onto Canada.
The Pedaling Priest in now in Boulder Wisconsin. He traveled a full 72 miles today! Tomorrow he is onto Green Bay for the beginning of week 5. While staying at this lodge they witnessed a few large family gatherings. It was a great reminder of how important family really is. More from the road tomorrow!
Father Hilton left Mercer Wisconsin and is now traveling in the north woods. It is a beautiful area. He arrived in Rhinelander and is staying an a nice tranquil cabin. The area has fire pits so it looks like a camp fire kind of night. More from the road tomorrow.
Father Hilton left Duluth Minnesota and arrived in Wisconsin after a 60 mile journey. The trip started off not quite as intended. The Pedaling Priest made it onto a highway that unknowingly turned into a two lane bridge with no shoulder. Had the police officer not told him that there is no room for him on the bridge he would have been completely stuck! Luckily everything turned out ok and he made a safe trek to his destination.
Father Hilton is in Minnesota near Lake Superior and getting ready to venture into Wisconsin. It's hard to believe that it's already day 24! Msgr. Ron helps send The Pedaling Priest on his way!
Father Hilton made it to Whipple Minnesota where he and his best friend Ron have been celebrating the feast of St. John the Baptist. They wish you all a blessed feast day! More updates tomorrow.
Father Hilton has made it to Park Rapids Minnesota. So far he has traveled over 1,700 miles and is just about at the half way mark. More from the road tomorrow!
Despite the difficult headwind all day - Father Hilton stays in good spirits and prays for us.
The Pedaling Priest is feeling good having ridden with a tailwind all day! The reward? A smothered burrito.
Our Pedaling Priest stumbles upon an old Catholic Church with a unique story behind it.
127 miles later The Pedaling Priest finds a hotel to stay in for the night. This will be the first of many 120+ mile days according to his brother and navigator, Greg. Now it's off to a big dinner and bed for this tired priest!
The Pedaling Priest gives us a bit of trivia as he prepares for the days ahead.
Father Hilton relaxes poolside on a rest day and waits for his bike part to come in.
My 90 mile journey for the day is almost complete! I feel very grateful for this gorgeous state of Montana. The rolling mountains and hills are simply breath taking. It's hard to believe that I have already made it 600 miles! Tomorrow I will be heading to Glacier National Park. I cant wait to continue traveling through this amazing state.
Hello from Libby, Montana! I will be traveling 700 miles through this beautiful state. It's looking like it will take me about nine days. I am looking forward to continuing my journey and meeting new people along the way! I will talk to you all tomorrow and thank you for all of the support.
I made it to Idaho! I spent a lot time riding next to the Priest River, named after the early Jesuites. It is so amazing that I was able to spend time in an area with such a deep religious history. I arrived in Bonners Ferry where I will spend the night. I've met some new amazing people and can't wait to continue my journey. More from the road tomorrow!