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9.21.2010 | Comments Off on

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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg, MS Pedaling for Patriots Story

9.19.2010 | 1 Comment

See their webstory here.

Long Awaited CNN Story Airs

9.17.2010 | 1 Comment

CNN aired a story about Pedaling for Patriots this morning at about 11:30 AM. Unfortunately the video of the story has not been posted on their website — so for now we will have to rely on this transcript.

CNN Newsroom:

Tony HARRIS: Got to tell you, pay close attention on the roads from Florida to California over the next few weeks. You might be sharing them with a former top spy.

Robert Richer used to lead the CIA’s clandestine division before his retirement several years ago, but this September 11th, he and his wife Kim launched a Bike Across America tour to raise awareness and money for the families of fallen CIA officers. The couple is now 400 miles or so into their tour. They’re calling it the Khost to Coast Tour, because Khost, Afghanistan, was the site of a suicide bombing last December that claimed seven CIA lives, as well as the life of a Jordanian intelligence officer.

The couple has been training for months now for this trip that will take them from, let’s see, Jacksonville, Florida, to San Diego, California.


ROBERT RICHER, KHOST TO COAST TOUR: And traffic is our biggest concern.


R. RICHER: And particularly, you would not believe how many people who are texting while they drive.

K. RICHER: Oh yes.

R. RICHER: And they start curving over to us, and we don’t have much to warn them off with. So, we are worried about driving, but, honestly, in 4,000 miles of training, I think we have had three discourteous drivers. Three. That’s amazing in northern Virginia. So I think that’s my greatest concern.

K. RICHER: And I think the mental part of this is going to be difficult, being away from friends and family, but I think what we’ll remember is that we’re doing it for people who have lost their lives and they never will see friends and family again. And so I think that’s what’s going to continue to push us forward.


HARRIS: Hey, we really want to support this couple. We want you to as well. They have logged 400 miles in five days, and are documenting their progress on their Web site. We’re going to check in with them from time to time.

Here is the Web site,


9.15.2010 | Comments Off on LOTS MORE PHOTOS

We’ve recently made more accessible a ton of photos. Check out the new improved photo gallery here.

Rob & Kim Interview Prior to the Start of Pedaling for Patriots

9.14.2010 | 2 Comments


CNN.Com Features Pedaling for Patriots

9.13.2010 | Comments Off on CNN.Com Features Pedaling for Patriots

See the story here.

California Here We Come

9.13.2010 | Comments Off on California Here We Come

Pedaling for Patriots got underway right on time — shortly after sunrise on September 11, 2010.

Rob & Kim were escorted by Jacksonville Beach Chief of Police Bruce Thomason (who rode his bike with them at the start) and by representatives of the “Iron Pigs” motorcycle club.

Interview of Rob on NewsRealBlog

9.11.2010 | Comments Off on Interview of Rob on NewsRealBlog

Read Elise Cooper interview of Rob  here.

Pedaling for Patriots Underway

9.11.2010 | 3 Comments

Kim and Rob dipped their rear wheels in the Atlantic Ocean shortly after sunrise this morning  in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.  After speaking with a crowd of well-wishers including members of the Jacksonville Beach Police Department, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department,  a contingent from the “Iron Pigs” motorcycle club, and a number  of CIA Alumni, they started  pedaling toward California.

We hope to post photos and video tomorrow.