Cross-state trek, part on unicycle, an effort for veterans
A central Nebraska man is grateful for what the U.S. military has done for the country, and is putting his feet to the pavement, and pedals, to show it.
Bobby “Rusty” Rust of Blue Hill was in Imperial Saturday and Sunday after completing the first leg of his 234-mile trek between the Kansas and South Dakota borders raising funds for four veterans groups.
It’s not the usual trek, however. Six miles of each day’s distance is ridden on a unicycle.
The rest includes six miles running and 21 miles on a bicycle for a 33-mile daily goal.
People traveling on Highway 61 Sunday between Enders and Grant may have had a glimpse of the 58-year-old veteran who has dubbed his effort the “Veterans Gratitude Ride.”
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