The Second Week

  • Posted by Jan
  • On February 24, 2017
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February 15th After 35 more gruelling miles, my exile in the desert had come to an end, and I arrived in Blythe, California. Although some may consider Blythe to be a small farming community, Palo Verde, the next closest town, has 171 full time residents, making Blythe and its 20,000 residents a large city by […]
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The First Week

  • Posted by Jan
  • On February 15, 2017
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The First Week February 7th I was turned around almost immediately trying to leave the city limits of San Diego. The road my map had instructed me to cross was flooded by the San Diego river. As I stood in front of the street, now rushing with river water, two men of the streets happened […]
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WGN Radio: “Allstate Kid of the Week” – Jan Gierlach

  • Posted by rey-ride
  • On February 12, 2017
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Jan Gierlach is our awesome Allstate ‘Kid of the Week,’ and we thought you should know about him. Jan is about to bike from San Diego to St. Augustine, Florida for ‘Ride for 3 Reasons,’ which raises funds and awareness for three causes that are personal to him. Those are cancer, ALS and hospice. Way […]
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Lake Barrington teen eager to start 3,300-mile bike ride for charity

  • Posted by rey-ride
  • On February 12, 2017
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Daily Herald – 1/30/2017 Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer   One might assume that the question on the mind of someone facing a 3,300-mile, cross-country cycling trip would be “will my body hold up?” But for Jan Gierlach, the Lake Barrington teen set to begin his “Ride for 3 Reasons” next week, the question circling […]
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