Cross Country Bike Ride

Hi there! My name is Jordan Kurtz and tomorrow I'm starting my journey from Santa Monica, California to Yorktown, Virginia on my bike. As I ride, my hope is to spread awareness and raise money for the National Eating Disorders Association, a cause that has hit very close to home as I suffered from an eating disorder for much of last year. I would love to share my journey with everyone. I'll be following Route 66 until Missouri, where I will then cut straight across Illinois, Kentucky, and Virginia. Together we can make a difference!

tracilovescoffee's picture

That's fantastic! Are you keeping a blog about your journey or have a place for donations? I'd love to hear about your progress and share what you're doing with my communities. :)

jkurtz14's picture

I would love for you to share with anybody and everybody! I'm currently in Texas and will make my way into Oklahoma today - Day 17 of the journey. The links are below, but if you have any other questions, comments, etc. feel free to email me at Thanks for your support :)

Here's the donation page, all donations go directlt to NEDA -

And here's the blog page -
You can also follow along on Instagram @jkurtzcoasttocoast!

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