College Student's '48 States in 48 Days' Bike Ride Moves Well Beyond the Halfway Point
Ohioan Phillip Nagle is riding his bicycle across the U.S. to raise funds to fight blood cancers, including leukemia and lymphoma
TIPP CITY, Ohio, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- One month ago, July 20,
2009, Phillip Nagle began his quest to bicycle through all 48 states in
the continental U.S. in 48 days, a total of nearly 8,000 miles.
Starting from his hometown of Tipp City, Ohio, Nagle now has passed
well beyond the halfway point on his route, bicycling through 32 states
and nearing the Pacific Northwest.
In addition to eyeing a Guinness World Record with his ride, Nagle
aims to raise at least $48,000 - $1,000 for every state he rides
through - to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to fund research
to cure blood cancers.
Through 32 states, Nagle has:
-- Cycled some 5,000 miles.
-- Reached a personal speed record of 53 miles an hour coming down a
mountain in New Hampshire.
-- Burned through more than 400,000 calories.
For the road map and schedule, go to http://www.go48in48.com/tour.
For a video featuring Nagle discussing the 48 States in 48 days campaign, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11SjvA_z_8E.
To donate to help keep Phil riding, click on the PayPal icon from
the www.go48in48.com Web site. Blood cancers are those that begin in a
person's bone marrow or lymphatic tissues, including leukemia, Hodgkin
and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and myeloma.
Phillip Nagle is attempting a Guinness World Record of riding a
bicycle through all 48 states in the continental U.S. in 48 days - the
48 States in 48 Days Campaign. His purpose is to increase awareness
about blood cancers and raise at least $48,000 to benefit the Leukemia
and Lymphoma Society. (www.go48in48.com or www.twitter.com/go48in48)
48 States in 48 Days is sponsored in part by CarLocate.com, a new
and used car Web site that is being rolled out nationwide to help
consumers locate the car they need. CarLocate.com combines the best in
search engine technology with the best in site design to make the
experience of locating and buying a car simpler, easier, and more
effective. To contact CarLocate.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow them on Facebook or Twitter. To see other sponsors, go to the 48in48 Web site http://www.go48in48.com/tour.
Source: 48 States in 48 Days
CONTACT: Andrew O'Dom, 48 States in 48 Days Campaign, +1-513-532-2848,