Local man rides bicycle from coast to coast


WPSD Reporter: Mychaela Bruner
Photographer: Justin Jones

PADUCAH, Ky— From coast to coast - one local man is setting out- determined to cross one more thing off his bucket list. Don Clucas is just a couple hundred miles away from reaching that goal.

Clucas gets on his bike everyday. It is something he has been doing for the past seven decades and at 74 he shows no sign of stopping.

Clucas said, "Yesterday we rode 76 miles and burned 2,500 calories."

Clucas and his longtime friend Murray Richman plan to ride a lot more miles - bicycling cross country.

"I've been wanting to do this for 20 years," said Clucas.

The pair have peddled more than two thousand miles and have only 800 left to go.

Murray said, "I know for myself and for Don, when we do this and get it finished, we are going to feel real good."

Don says at the age of 74 - there is no better time to fulfill his dreams.

The two will take off from Bowling Green on Monday to finish their journey.  For more information about their cross country trek, log on to our webchannel at WPSD local 6 dot com, there you will find a link to their blog.