Another long-distance charity bicycle ride for West Seattle boy, dad

In the photo with Stu Hennessey of Alki Bike and Board (WSB sponsor), you might recognize Cal Prinster and dad Gordon Prinster, who stopped by ABB Thursday to pick up “the last couple things” for their next adventure. Last summer, they shared the news here as they wrapped up a 1,732-mile bike trip to the Mexican border, raising money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Tomorrow, Cal and dad head out on another bicycle odyssey – this time, aiming to reach New York City by summer’s end! Here’s a one-minute preview produced by Cal (who’s going into 7th grade at Madison Middle School next year), showing their planned route:

We asked Gordon if they’re having any kind of sendoff. He says no – “We’ll just quietly roll out into the rain Saturday.”

TO DONATE: Go to this page on the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation site – and be sure to enter “Cal Prinster” as the “honoree” so PBTF will know he inspired you!

12 Replies to "Another long-distance charity bicycle ride for West Seattle boy, dad"

  • Johnny Davies June 22, 2012 (10:18 am)

    This is so cool. I mean, I think doing this for a good cause is great, but its waaay more impressive on a Father/Son connection level. Just imagine the relationship that is evolving as they rack up the miles. Its very inspirational as a father myself. Nice job Gordon & Cal!

  • Bonnie June 22, 2012 (10:35 am)

    That is pretty cool and I must say that comparing Cal to his picture last year he looks like he’s grown a half a foot!

  • enviromaven June 22, 2012 (10:48 am)

    Wishing Gordon and Cal a safe and fabulous trip. Way to go!

  • I. Ponder June 22, 2012 (12:18 pm)

    I’ll be donating and you should too.

  • miws June 22, 2012 (12:29 pm)

    Great Vid!


    Good luck, Cal and Gordon, and be safe!



  • huh! June 22, 2012 (12:53 pm)

    You go, Cal! We’ll pledge dough for this cause! For you and all the great soon-to-be 7th graders at Madison. You are a true inspiration. : )

  • DRG June 22, 2012 (1:27 pm)

    This is awesome. Just donated!

  • smokeycretin9 June 22, 2012 (1:37 pm)

    is Stu wearing a Kirk Dubb t–shirt?

  • WSB June 22, 2012 (1:40 pm)

    Sorry, Smokey … I just looked at the original photo Gordon sent so I could blow it up and check … it’s an Alki Bike and Board shirt. – TR

  • Guy June 22, 2012 (2:48 pm)

    Very very cool!!

  • evergreen June 22, 2012 (2:54 pm)

    Inspiring duo! Love it.

  • June June 24, 2012 (2:44 am)

    Please support Stu and Alki Beach and Board. Hands down the best bike shop in the whole city!!!

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