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Man will ride a bicycle in a pink bra on Route 66

Starting in the spring, I hear about innumerable people attempting some sort of long-distance stunt on Route 66 to raise money — or awareness — for some cause. Because there are so many, they’re not mentioned here unless the stunt is quite unusual.

Dusty Showers has come up with such a stunt.

Showers, president and founder of The 2nd Basemen nonprofit, is pedaling nearly the entire length of Route 66 in a bicycle while wearing a pink bra.

The purpose of his ride is not to be a cross-dresser, but raise funds for assistance to breast-cancer patients and their families. The 2nd Basemen “provides financial help to those facing a breast cancer diagnosis by assisting with medical bills (copays, prescriptions, testing) and family bills.”

The campaign, called Road to Hope 2014, starts June 1 at Showers’ high school in Libertyville, Ill., near Chicago. He hopes to end his trek July 10 in Los Angeles — about 2,600 miles later.

According to the news release:

He is planning to stop in 20 major cities and hold 10 fundraisers along Route 66. He is seeking sponsors in the way of monetary funds and major items needed for the trip, such as: a vehicle for his team, GoPro cameras, hotel rooms, a bicycle, and more. Sponsorship packages are available with exposure for those willing help Dusty fight this debilitating disease through The Road to Hope 2014 project. For sponsorship information, please contact Kevin Worthy for more information by phone at 630-749-8311 or via email at [email protected]

If you want to donate or help, go here.

This summer, if you see a dude on a bicycle in a pink bra, there’s only one person it could be. And I sure hope he washes that bra from time to time.



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