An Epic Homecoming

Bike Friday owner Harvey Cain set out to ride his bike from Sacramento to Chicago for this college Homecoming.

Homecoming means so many different things for different folks, but when it comes to Bike Friday owner Harvey Cain, returning to Lake Forest College for the Homecoming football game means much more.

Cain not only graduated from the school in 1952, he was born at the hospital on campus. Both his parents graduated from Lake Forest, and his siblings also attended school there.

When Cain wanted to find a way to help raise more funds from alumni, he decided he’d ride his Bike Friday from Sacramento to Chicago for this year’s festivities along Route 66

Route 66 holds significance for Harvey. He first got into cycling on Route 66 back in 1939.

At age 85, Harvey said he uses his Bike Friday because of some balance issues from a previous bike accident, as well as its easy step-over.

“My wife Marsha and I have done four three-week bike tours in Europe with the Davis Bike Club and one three-week bike tour of Vietnam — Hanoi to Ho Chi Min City,” Harvey said. “We also did a ride from San Diego to Brunswick Island, Georgia at a 70 mile per day pace in 2008. We did all of those rides on our Bike Fridays.”

You can read about Harvey in the Lake Forest College magazine and you can follow his reports here.

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