Biking Family

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BAY COUNTY-Meet the Harrisons. Bill and Amarins, and their three children, six-year-old Cheyenne, 4-year-old Jasmine, and 3-year-old Robin.

The Harrisons are calling the five seater bike home for a year.

Bill Harrison who is originally from Kentucky says they traded their yellow house for the yellow bike to debunk the myth that being married with kids puts an end to adventure.

"Instead of waiting for some opportunity we're making the opportunity and taking the chances," say Bill Harrison.

Their trek began in August in Mount Vernon, Kentucky.

Their ultimate destination is Fairbanks, Alaska.

The journey will take them through Florida, Texas, California, Washington State, Vancouver Island and finally Fairbanks.

"What's funny is the girls and I are able to put ourselves in some way in the old pioneer mindset," says Bill Harrison.

More than living a dream the Harrison family is hoping the 7,000 mile journey will have an impact on others.

"You guys just heard their story in a nut shell. What are your thoughts? I think it's awesome. It's a leap of faith to leave home with $300 to go out and just make it day by day with your family. What do you guys think? Would you like to do that? No way," say members from the Willaim's family.

The William's family was so inspired they donated money to the cause.

The Harrison's say it's donations like these that sustain them along the way.

Neither Bill or Amarins is working while on the road and they have no savings.

"It's confirmed what we thought we knew about people that there is a lot of good people out here," says Amarins Harrison.

The Harrisons are sleeping in the tent they pitch or staying with generous people who open their homes.



 
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