Bike Potatoes Truck on Despite Setback (With Photos)

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    A bent tire on the bike following the accident

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July 2, 2013 Updated Jan 2, 2014 at 7:08 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A run in with an oncoming car isn't stopping two recent Denfeld grads from making their journey from Duluth to Maine.

Parker Adams and Zach Spehar biked away from Park Point with Maine in sight and the Strong Kids Campaign on mind on June 17th.

However, over the weekend near Port Stanley, Ontario, a car hit the bicyclists, sending both flying off their tandem bike. Adams had to be taken away in an ambulance due to injury to his shoulder. X-rays revealed that he had separated his shoulder in the accident.

However, despite this setback, Adams and Spehar are keeping their mission alive.

Traveling by car and hiking up the tallest peaks on their way, both men are still traveling to Maine and visiting the remaining YMCA’s along the way.

The once Bike Potatoes have now become the even stronger “Hike” Potatoes.

On their daily blog, Adams and Spehar sent out a statement saying:
"It was never really about the “bike” in the first place, it was about the meaning behind it. So, stop waisting any time and burn some calories before those hot dogs on the fourth."

Once the pair arrives at Maine for the Strong Kids Campaign, they plan on stressing the importance of exercise and helmets.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns