Pastor Greg Locke of Global Vision Bible Church is known for taking things a bit to the extreme.
That is going to continue Sunday, July 13 when he heads out onto an over 3,000 mile bike ride from Nashville to Los Angeles.
“It’s going to be epic, it’s going to be a wonderful thing,” Locke said.
Epic 14 was born when Global Vision Bible Church sat down, trying to think of new ways to raise money and awareness. The 3,000 mile ride will take place in 10 days, something only a handful of people have done. It is 1,000 miles longer and 11 days shorter than the Tour De France. To prepare, Greg Locke has been riding 3.5 hours a day for the past six months. To achieve that distance in the 10 days, Locke will have to ride 20 hours and sleep just four. He wants to ride for two straight days to start to help get ahead of the curve.
You can follow Locke on his path through the website at www.epic14.com. Locke will have a live tracker on him that will send updates to the website every few minutes. He will leave out of Mt. Juliet, head to the Natchez Trace Parkway down through Mississippi and Louisiana, over through Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, before finally ending in Los Angeles, Calif. Locke is going to have a send off around noon, July 13 at the church on 2060 Old Lebanon Dirt Road. Locke hopes to have a big turnout, and hopes that some will begin the journey with him, as well as ride with him along the way.
“I’m going to need all the encouragement and pep in my step that I can possibly have,” said Locke.
The proceeds raised from the event will go to help upgrade the facilities at their church. In the past, Global Vision Bible Church has raised money for things like combating sex trafficking, helping the homeless, giving Bibles, helping single moms and helping rehabilitation programs.