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I Will" Bike Journey to NYC!

Hi everyone, my name is Hector Picard and I am a double arm amputee triathlete from South Florida. Since 2009 I have competed in 52 triathlons throughout the country. I was electrocuted while on the job with 13,000 volts of electricity in 1992. I've never let my physical obstacles stop me from living my life to the fullest.

On May 25 through June 9, 2012, I will ride from my home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to New York City; almost 1500 miles cycling, 85 - 100 miles per day. I will pick up cycling companions along the way, some of which are fellow physically challenged athletes who I will be interviewing. In addition, we will be filming a documentary that will chronicle the journey. Any and all bike situations that arise including flats I will tackle unassisted. I will be speaking at schools and hospitals as well as tell my store through radio, TV and print interviews.

I am doing this to commemorate 20 years since I was given a second chance at life and to raise awareness and funds for the I Will Foundation (www.iwillfoundation.com). This organization helps physically challenged individuals realize their athletic goals through financial assistance, equipment and coaching. Because of their generosity, they are making it possible for me to compete at this years inaugural NYC Ironman (2.4m swim - 112m bike - 26.2m run, all in one day) on August 11, 2012.

If you would like to help me on this journey, please click the donate button below, all contributions are very much appreciated.

As always, thank you for your support and all your positive thoughts!

We need your financial support to create
this feature documentary.






Day Date Start Time and Departure Location Arrival City Miles to
Day 1 Friday Mar 25 7AM - South Beach Park, Fort Lauderdale - next to Sheraton Yankee Clipper Port Saint Lucie, FL 92
Day 2 Saturday May 26 7AM - Indian Riverside Park, 1707 NE Indian River Dr., Jensen Beach, FL 34957 Melbourne, FL 65
Day 3 Sunday May 27 7AM - James Nance Park, 201 N Miramar Ave, Indian Atlantic, FL 32903 - 192 and A1A Daytona Beach, FL 88
Day 4 Monday May 28 7AM - 1201 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118 - Silver Beach Ave and A1A Jacksonville, FL 95
Day 5 Tuesday May 29 7AM - Open Road Bicycles, 4460 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207 Brunswick, GA 77
Day 6 Wed. May 30 7AM - Lanier Plaza, 1919 Glynn Ave, Brunswick, GA. 31520 Savannah, GA 80
Day 7 Thursday May 31 7AM - Perry Rubber Bike Shop - 240 Bull Street, Savannah GA 31401 Charleston, SC 112
Day 8 Friday June 1 7AM - The Bicycle Shop, 280 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 Myrtle Beach, SC 104
Day 9 Saturday June 2 7AM - Grand Strand Bicycles, 515 Highway 501, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Wilmington, NC 77
Day 10 Sunday June 3 7AM - Bike Cycles, 6801Parker Farm Dr, Wilmington NC 28405 Greenville, NC 115
Day 11 Monday June 4 7AM - The Bicycle Post, 530 Cotanche Street, Greenville NC 27858 Suffolk, VA 103
Day 12 Tuesday June 5 7AM - Bike West 1103 North Main Street, Suffolk VA 23434 Richmond, VA 87
Day 13 Wed. June 6 7AM - Downtown YMCA, 2 West Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220 Washington DC 108
Day 14 Thursday June 7 7AM - City Bikes 2501 Champlain Street NW, Washington DC 20009 Baltimore, MD 40
Day 15 Friday June 8 7AM - LIGHT STREET CYCLES 1124 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 Philadelphia, PA 103
Day 16 Saturday June 9 7AM - Bicycle Revolutions 756 South 4th Street Philadelphia PA 19147 Edison, NJ 65
Day 17 Sunday June 10 7AM - Joyful Cycle and Fitness 1961 New Jersey 27, Edison NJ 08817 NYC 45