By Ed Chasteen
That summer I rode my bicycle alone and without money across America, Disney dubbed me the Pedalin’ Prof from William Jewell College and Mickey Mouse gave me a trophy inscribed with these words
DISNEYLAND COMMENDS ED FOR HIS FIGHT AGAINST
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND FOR HIS FAITH IN PEOPLE
OF ALL RACES AND CREEDS
Now another bike ride is upon me. Not from coast to coast this time. All in Greater Liberty. That’s what I call all places within 125 miles of my hometown of Liberty, Missouri. Our six local McDonald’s are sponsoring what I call The Pedalin’ Prof’s Greater Liberty Rides. Lisa Essig, owner of these local McDonald’s, has contacted the McDonald’s in all Greater Liberty county seat towns to seek their support.
On October 5th I will drive my HateBuster mobile, license plate H8BSTR, to the McDonald’s in one of these towns. Local riders will meet me there. We will do a 50-mile out-and-back ride. We will return to McDonald’s for a meal I call the Human Family Reunion. As we eat, I will explain how we all might become World Class Persons, able to go anyplace at anytime and talk to anyone about anything and feel safe. On October 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, I will visit other McDonald’s in other Greater Liberty county seat towns for repeat performances.
That’s the plan. The towns I will visit are being determined. Details are being worked out. Visit http://www.greaterliberty.org for more info as plans progress. Reply to me by email with your ideas and suggestions.