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1. New York, NY - July 27
2. Keyport, NJ - Aug 2
3. Lancaster, PA - Aug 3
4. Chambersburg, PA - Aug 4
5. Pittsburgh, PA - Aug 5
6. Akron, OH - Aug 6
7. Cleveland, OH - Aug 7
8. Fort Wayne, IN - Aug 8
9. Chicago, IL - Aug 9
10. Champaign, IL - Aug 10
11. Quincy, IL - Aug 11
12. Macon, MO - Aug 12
13. Kansas City, MO - Aug 13
14. Salina, KS - Aug 14
15. Oberlin, KS - Aug 15
16. Yuma, CO - Aug 16
17. Denver, CO - Aug 17
18. Hot Sulphur Springs, CO - Aug 18
19. Craig, CO - Aug 19
20. Duchesne, UT - Aug 20
21. Nephi, UT - Aug 21
22. Baker, NV - Aug 22
23. Eureka, NV - Aug 23
24. Frenchman, NV - Aug 24
25. Reno, NV - Aug 25
26. Sacramento, CA - Aug 26
27. Point Reyes, CA - Aug 27
28. San Francisco, CA - Aug 28/29
Duchesne, UT to Nephi, UT

August 21, 2002
Planned Daily Mileage: 130

EVENTS:

  • Price, UT
    Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
    61 S. 2nd St.
    Price, UT 84501
    12 Noon

"Race To Respond" Gets Escort At Helper, Utah


"Race to Respond" lead cyclist Jim Angelus rides through Ashley National Forest in central, Utah, on Wednesday, Aug. 21.


"Race to Respond" cyclists (from left) Konstantin Kanelis, Constantine "Dino" Davlantis, Michael Tsakalos and Jim Angelus ride on scenic U.S. 191 near Bad Land Cliffs.


Lead cyclist Jim Angelus on scenic U.S. 191.


Lead cyclist Jim Angelus rides in the shadow of Bad Land Cliffs and the "Race to Respond" support-and-gear truck (in background).


Cyclists (from left) Michael Tsakalos, Jim Angelus, Alex Mazarakos, Konstantin Kanelis and Constantine "Dino" Davlantis stand in front of a fire truck from Helper, Utah. The Helper Fire Department, along with local police agencies, gave the cyclists an escort to Price, Utah.


Cyclists (from left) Michael Tsakalos, Jim Angelus, Constantine "Dino" Davlantis, Alex Mazarakos and Konstantin Kanelis meet with the Very Rev. Athanasios Emmert in front of the support-and-gear truck on Aug. 21. Fr. Athanasios is pastor of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Price, Utah, where the cyclists attended a midday event.


The "Race to Respond" cyclists ride into Price, Utah, on busy U.S. 6 escorted by the local fire department.


The procession into Price, Utah, with (from left) Constantine "Dino" Davlantis, Konstantin Kanelis, Michael Tsakalos and Jim Angelus.


Parishioners of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Price, Utah, give the cyclists a warm welcome at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21.


Cyclists (from left) Constantine "Dino" Davlantis, Michael Tsakalos and Jim Angelus greet parishioners after riding 75 miles to Price, Utah.


Parishioners of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Price, Utah, await the arrival of the "Race to Respond" cyclists with anticipation.


The Very Rev. Athanasios Emmert welcomes cyclists (from left) Jim Angelus, Alex Mazarakos and Konstantin Kanelis.


Cyclists (from left) Constantine "Dino" Davlantis, Konstantin Kanelis, Alex Mazarakos, Michael Tsakalos and Jim Angelus stand in front of historic Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Price, Utah.


Cyclists (from left) Constantine "Dino" Davlantis, Konstantin Kanelis, Alex Mazarakos, Michael Tsakalos and Jim Angelus stand in front of historic Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Price, Utah.


Cyclists (from left) Michael Tsakalos, Alex Mazarakos, Konstantin Kanelis, Constantine "Dino" Davlantis and Jim Angelus take questions in the parish hall of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church.


The plaque designating Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Price, Utah, a historic church.


Lead cyclist Jim Angelus receives a check from parish council President Penny Sampinos.


The Very Rev. Athanasios Emmert leads a prayer service for the "Race to Respond" cyclists.


Cyclists (from left) Konstantin Kanelis, Alex Mazarakos, Michael Tsakalos, Constantine "Dino" Davlantis and Jim Angelus pose with the Very Rev. Athanasios Emmert in the sanctuary of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Price, Utah.


Jim Angelus rides through Ashley National Forest.


Cyclists (from left) Jim Angelus, Michael Tsakalos and Alex Mazarakos process to Price, Utah, with the help of a fire truck and police cars.


Cyclists (from left) Constantine "Dino" Davlantis, Konstantin Kanelis, Alex Mazarakos, Michael Tsakalos and Jim Angelus stand in front of historic Assumption Greek Orthodox Church with an unidentified parishioner.

Nephi, Utah (IOCC) — The five cyclists of the "Race to Respond" rode past Starvation State Park and Helper, Utah, on Wednesday, Aug. 21, reminders of how International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) helps people fight hunger and other problems.

The cyclists began Day 19 of the 25-day ride in Roosevelt, Utah, and rode an estimated 134 miles to Nephi, Utah. Along the way, they struggled with high winds and some steep climbs.

The cyclists said they were inspired by the magnificent scenery of central Utah — Bad Land Cliffs, Uinta and Ashley National forests and Price Canyon. The latter was more challenging than Colorado's Trail Ridge Road, according to the cyclists.

At midday, the cyclists stopped in Helper, Utah, to await a police escort to an event at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Price, Utah. The Very Rev. Athanasios Emmert, parish pastor, and parishioners greeted the cyclists enthusiastically and served a lunch of delicious Greek foods.

Assumption Church is the oldest Greek Orthodox church in continuous use west of the Mississippi River, Fr. Athanasios said. The church was built in 1916 by Greek immigrants who came to Carbon County to work as miners and sheep ranchers.

After lunch and a short program, parish council President Penny Sampinos presented a check to lead cyclist Jim Angelus. "Thank you for including us in your journey across America. We're so excited about being able to host you," Ms. Sampinos said.

"We look at this as a beginning," Angelus said. "The end of August is not the end of the 'Race to Respond.' "

Fr. Athanasios then led a brief prayer service for the cyclists and support team. He read from 1 John 3:17-18, which reads, "If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need, but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or talk, but with action and in truth."

On Thursday, Aug. 22, the cyclists will cross into the Pacific Time Zone and Nevada.

The cyclists are volunteers who are riding to raise awareness and support for the peopled served by IOCC worldwide. The goal of the benefit ride is to raise $250,000 for the humanitarian work of IOCC. To donate, visit www.racetorespond.org or call toll-free 877-803-4622.

The "Race to Respond" is presented by Advantage Plus Inc., maker of the 10 Plus nutritional supplement drink.

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