Giving back to their communities is often important to people. Many donate their time to their favorite charities. One Florida man has decided to give back by spending six months on his bike.
J.W. Frye, 27, is embarking on a cross-continental cycling trek to raise awareness and money for non-profit hospice care.
Frye will pedal solo for 8,000 miles. His journey is taking him from the southern most point of the U.S. all the way to Alaska.
He came up with the idea for the trip after his mother received hospice care before losing her battle with cancer.
"About 18 months ago, I was wrestling with how can I possibly pay back the gifts that were so freely given to me and my family by hospice care, and what grew out of that was 'one bike, one cause'," Frye explained.
"I would love to show just how much life can be lived, how many people can be affected, and how much change you can wrought in the world in six months," he added.
The six-month time frame is important to Frye. Medicare provides hospice care to people with just six months to live.
Frye plans to travel 70 to 75 miles a day to accomplish his goal in that time.