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By Gary Collins
Pine Bluffs Post 

From Iowa to California on a mission of love


Gary Collins/Pine Bluffs Post

Iowa resident Glenn Offerman is traveling to Sacramento, Cali. by bicycle to raise money for his younger sister's fight against cancer.

Glenn Offerman, 52, with minimal preparation and no training, left Cedar Rapids, Iowa on May 14 in attempt to reach Sacramento, Calif. by bicycle.

"I am doing this to raise money for my baby sister," Offerman said.

Mandie Offerman, 40, is suffering from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

He crossed the Nebraska/Wyoming border at about 8:50 a.m. on May 30, having left Kimball, Neb. that morning. He had not intended to travel US Highway 30 on his trip but stated that he missed a turn somewhere along the line. He is about 200 miles south of where he would like to be.

He intended to make Cheyenne by night fall and plans to head north from there. A hotel room, rented by a friend, awaits him in Cheyenne. He will use his time in the room to wash clothes, shower and repack his supplies. However, the hotel rooms are not the norm for Offerman. His usual night's lodgings are Post Office lobbies, in which he says he has not had any trouble from officials.

Upon his arrival in Sacramento, Offerman stated that he then plans to head east in an attempt to reach the east coast to raise money for cancer research.


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