Woody's Road: Across America 10,000 Miles for Kids with Autism
On April 1, 2013, Jerre Brimer, Co-Founder and retired Executive Director of The Learning Tree, Inc. will leave the Children's Wall at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and begin a four month journey by bike across America for the children of the programs served by the private non-profit organization in Alabama that serves more than 200 individuals with developmental disabilities in its residential schools (The Learning Tree), fully inclusive preschools (The Little Tree), and day school (Woody's Song).
He will first work his way across the South to Jacksonville, FL and then turn west; eventually crossing the Rockies in Montana and Idaho, following the Columbia River through Washington to the Pacific Ocean; and then down the coast of Oregon and California before turning east thru Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and finally back to the Children's Wall in Oklahoma City to end the journey.
Along the way the hopes to communicate to people he meets that the challenges of this ride are nothing in comparison to those that the children and their families face daily; raising awareness for Autism and the services provided to children in Alabama by The Learning Tree, Inc. while raising funds for the programs.
Follow Jerre as he rides for the children and families served by Woody's Song, The Little Tree Preschools, and The Learning Tree. His daily journal can be viewed at www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/woodys2013.