Winston-Salem native part of group on 9,000-mile bike ride to benefit national parks

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — With college graduation approaching in 2013, Reese Wells made a vow: If he had to spend 40 hours a week working, he wanted to be doing something he loved.

“I was tired of routine and wanted my next great adventure to start,” Wells, a co-founder of “Keys to Freeze,” a cross-country bike ride, said. “Somehow that manifested into a super long, crazy bike ride.”

A 9,000-mile ride, to be exact.

Keys to Freeze began in late February in Key West, Fla. — the southernmost point in the continental United States. Wells and the other five cyclists he recruited will arrive in Deadhorse, Alaska — the northernmost point of the continental U.S. reachable by roads — in the middle of August.

Read more: Winston-Salem Journal

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