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Sam’s Ride for Peace Day 6 Friday, May 4th, Part one


Leesburg, VA

Sam, Joe and Fred pedaled out Greenpeace Lane from Elaine’s farm under balmy skies this morning, heading for the Lincoln Friends Meeting House, only 16 miles north.  But the hills were daunting, and thunderheads rolled in from the west.  By 11:00am they were riding in a good rain.  When they rounded the corner riding up the hill into Lincoln, they were met by a chorus of cheers from the Quakers lining the porch of the longest continuous Friends Meeting House in Virginia.

Thanks to our musician friend Andrew McKnight and photographer Sarah Huntington, the Quakers turned out to welcome Sam’s Ride for Peace.  After the rain passed, and after cookies and lemonade and well wishes, Sam led the riders a short distance to the Lincoln Elementary School.  All the kids and teachers were turned out in the parking lot to greet the riders.

Sam spoke to the children about how important they are to be advocates for Peace.  Sarah took some great photos of the mass of school children, teachers, and peace riders which we will be posting soon.

Andrew led Sam, Joe and Fred to Magnolias Restaurant for lunch in Purcellville.  Aidan’s bike was still in the shop, but Sam’s grandson Billy Janke arrived from Raleigh, and the four riders set out on the Washington & Old Dominion Bike Trail for Leesburg.

More to come.

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