Former Truck Driver Bikes Cross Country Raising Awareness About Health
Many industries have been affected since the pandemic began.
Truck and haulage workers must put their health first when working on the front lines.
A South Haven truck driver takes note of the fighting and takes a trip to raise awareness.
Logged more than 200 miles and more than 2,000 miles to go.
Wayne Cragg made it to Traverse City by bike.
Wayne says, “I started in South Haven, Michigan two weeks ago. There are two weeks on the way tomorrow. I got here in Traverse City yesterday, 225 miles to get up here alone. “
Wayne used to be a truck driver but had a health scare in September that forced him to quit.
“When COVID hit, I was away for about seven months and two weeks. I stopped eating healthy. I stop doing a lot of things before September 19th“Says Wayne.
Now he’s cycling to Seattle to raise awareness and remind truckers of the importance of maintaining their health. He says he has already faced several challenges.
Wayne says, “I was really wondering in my head whether this was even wise or not because I’m out of shape.”
Thanks to kind support, he stepped through his doubts.
Friend, Tami Stagman, says, “I think Wayne – he’s doing a great job getting himself back on track and I hope he can get some other people back on track too.”
Tami Stagman accompanies Wayne on part of his journey.
“We’ll ride bikes, pack, and camp, and it’ll take us three or four days to get to Mackinaw Bridge,” says Tami.
Wayne’s journey won’t stop there, in fact it is only just beginning.
“If I get over the Mackinaw Bridge, I’ll take the US-2 the rest of the way to Seattle, Washington,” says Wayne.
Wayne is on his way Tomorrow morning. He plans to make it to Seattle by the end of July.