The ways are numberless to raise money for worthy causes, but those based on difficult, or even seemingly impossible, feats are often among the most effective. Like walking across the country, or camping out on a tall flagpole for 30 days and nights, or eating a dozen pies in one sitting.
Ray Lovell, an El Camino College professor, isn't planning anything quite that challenging to raise money to buy computers and other special equipment for disabled students.
But his idea of riding a bicycle from Torrance to San Diego is still pretty impressive--especially for people who get tuckered out just by driving down there in an air-conditioned car.
Riding Tandem Bike
Actually, he'll be riding a tandem bike, which won't make the feat any easier from the standpoint of physical endurance. But he thought it would be nice to have a little companionship while he's "Biking for Bucks." So his wife, Kathy, and a colleague, Lyn Clemons, will take turns on the rear seat. Other supporters will tag along in a van.