Paraplegic Cyclist Rich Dixon Continues Florida Cycling Tour to Help Convoy of Hope Feed the Hungry

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Dixon to Visit Tampa, Sarasota and Lakeland

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Paraplegic cyclist Rich Dixon continues his two-month, 1,000-mile hand cycling tour through Florida to raise awareness and funds to support international aid organization Convoy of Hope’s work to feed impoverished children around the world. Upcoming stops include the cities of Tampa Bay, Sarasota and Lakeland.

Dixon calls The Florida Hope Tour 2013 the “continuation of a dream” that began In 2011 when he took a hand cycle trip along the Mississippi River that started in Itasca, Minn., and ended in New Orleans, La., raising $60,000 for Convoy of Hope.

After beginning the journey on January 29, Dixon has traveled more than 500 miles and just completed the crossing of the Tamiami Trail. “It’s not about what you can’t do, it’s about what you can do,” says Dixon, when describing his journey. “We’re capable of so much more than we believe we’re capable of.”

“We’re proud to be partnering with Rich on this tour knowing that in these past weeks, he’s been affecting the lives of the hungry one mile at a time,” says Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope. “We’ll be following along closely as he continues his journey across Florida.”

Learn more about Rich’s Ride and how you can help to feed hungry children at and

About Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope, founded in 1994, has a long history as a first responder in times of natural disasters and has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator for nine consecutive years. Convoy of Hope, a faith-based organization, has a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing. Learn more at or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.


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