Journey of Hope stops in Grand Island for 29th year

Grand Island Mayor Roger Steel proclaimed July 11, 2022 as 'Journey of Hope Day' for the city.
Published: Jul. 11, 2022 at 9:20 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - More than a dozen bike riders with the Journey of Hope program are making a trek across the country. The group made a pit stop in Grand Island Monday.

Central Nebraska is only one of their stops on their 4,000 mile journey from California to Washington, D.C.

The purpose of the bike ride is to raise awareness and funds for disabilities. It’s also an opportunity for the bikers to spend time with people with disabilities and their family members.

It’s the 29th year the group visited Grand Island. This time, they were greeted with a police escort by Grand Island Police cruisers across town to Boarders Inn. While there, Grand Island Mayor Roger Steele proclaimed July, 11 2022 ‘Journey of Hope Day.’

“They’re spending considerable time to make this happen, it’s important to be here today as mayor to say, ‘Thank you, welcome to Grand Island,’” said Steele.

Jair Cabral was one of the bike riders aiming to make a difference. It was his first visit to Nebraska and he said it had been a positive experience.

“I’ve really just everyday being here, meeting the people, I said the people are really what stand out the most. It might not be the scenery, I know the plains and all the corn and whatever but, the people really have just been phenomenal,” he said.

The Journey of Hope team will remain in Grand Island through Tuesday, when they will continue on their route.

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