Early in the morning on day four of Go Joe XVII, Joe Snedeker stood by the Newswatch 16 live truck in Elizabethtown, Lancaster County.
By this point in the trip, Joe has got his morning routine down pat. He pumps air into his bike tires, slips on his shoes, snaps a small camera to his chest, and heads out on the road for another day of biking. For the first few miles Joe had a riding partner.
Newswatch 16 chief photographer, Paul Kielbasa, rode beside our morning meteorologist and shot some video, before Joe rode east alone toward Philadelphia.
He passed miles of farmland which led right into the heart of downtown Lancaster. Eventually, he made his way to Bird-in-Hand, a village in Lancaster County, where Joe stopped to meet a new friend.
“We’re both using wheels and muscle power.” said Joe.
When he got back on the road, he headed east on Route 30. He didn’t stop until he reached the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
“I came in the west entrance at the top. I come down the steps. All I ask is for ‘Rocky’ music, and you can’t even give me that when I come down? ” asked Joe.
On day five, Joe plans to ride nearly 130 miles from Philadelphia to Scranton for the St. Joseph’s festival at Marywood University. The festival and Go Joe raise money to help people with physical and intellectual disabilities.
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