Elk Springs, CO to Duchesne, UT
Cyclists Enter Last Week
Of 25-Day Race
"Race to Respond" lead cyclist Jim Angelus rides into Utah on Aug. 20 - Day 18 of the cross-country cycling event.
"Race to Respond" cyclists (from left) Constantine "Dino" Davlantis, Konstantin Kanelis and Alex Mazarakos ride into Utah from Dinosaur, Colo., on Tuesday, Aug. 20.
Cyclists (from left) Jim Angelus, Constantine "Dino" Davlantis, Alex Mazarakos and Konstantin Kanelis ride into Utah.
Cyclists Konstantin Kanelis (left) and Constantine "Dino" Davlantis ride into Utah.
Cyclists (left) Michael Tsakalos and Jim Angelus ride into northeast Utah.
Konstantin Kanelis (left) and Constantine "Dino" Davlantis.
The "Race to Respond" support-and-gear truck near Vernal, Utah.
"Race to Respond" lead cyclist Jim Angelus rides into Vernal, Utah, on Tuesday, Aug. 20.
Cyclists (from left) Alex Mazarakos and Jim Angelus ride past Blue Mountain in northeast Utah.
Dinosaur, Colo. (IOCC) Day 18 of the "Race to Respond" was a marked contrast from the ride up Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park the day before.
Snow-capped, tree-covered mountains in central Colorado gave way to sweeping, rocky mountain ranges and plateaus in northwest Colorado and northeast Utah.
On Tuesday, Aug. 20, the five cyclists of the "Race to Respond" rode from Dinosaur, Colo., to Roosevelt, Utah. On the way, they passed Dinosaur National Monument and crossed the Green River.
The cyclists are entering the last week of their cross-country ride on behalf of International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC). Both their morale and physical condition are good.
"For us to do something we enjoy and be able to help some one at the same time - I think that's great," said Constantine "Dino" Davlantis, one of the five cyclists.
On Wednesday, Aug. 21, the cyclists will ride from Roosevelt, Utah, to Nephi, Utah, stopping at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Price, Utah, for a midday event.
The cyclists are riding cross-country in 25 days to raise awareness and support for the people served by IOCC worldwide. The fund-raising goal for the ride is $250,000. To donate, visit www.racetorespond.org or call 877-803-4622.
Presenting sponsor of the race is Advantage Plus Inc., maker of the 10 Plus nutritional supplement drink. Other sponsors include Light Street Cycles in Baltimore, Md., The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, Marcus & Millichap, and Rocky Mountain Orthodox Christian Charities and Missions.