Markell Finishes Cross Country Bike Ride

Aug 9, 2017

Former Governor Jack Markell
Credit official photo

Former Governor Jack Markell has wrapped up his bike ride across the country.

The Delaware Democrat arrived a day early in Rehoboth Beach from the west coast.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that this was on the governor’s bucket list.

He told the paper that it was a win-win for him getting in shape and seeing the country.

Markell was riding for ”Motivate the First State” which raises funds for seven charities in Delaware.

These range from the YMCA of Delaware and Special Olympics of Delaware to Fellowship of Christian Athletes Delaware and the Siegel Jewish Community Center.

The former governor raised $120-thousand for his ride.