In September I started preparing to tell the story about my race this summer and decided to write a book about the experience and how we were capable of putting together such a high performing team to assist me in making it to the finish line. Well I have written over 90,000 words on 160+ pages to date and I am on track to finish documenting the guts of the story before the year is over. Mt...
American University Article on Hopecam →
My alma mater American University featured Hopecam on the University website recently. click the link above to see the article, or read below: Kogod Alum Bikes Across America for Charity Forkas, MBA ‘87, isn’t an Olympic athlete, but he did finish a 3,000 mile bicycle race this summer. The grueling Race Across America (RAAM) from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland was...
Fox 5 News interviews Len after the Race Across America, and Hopcam’s fundraising success.
Local Cyclist Finishes 3,000-Mile Race →
Reston Patch.com’s Karen Goff covers the story: Len Forkas, the founder of Reston’s Milestone Communications and the nonprofit Hopecam, crossed the finish line in the Race Across America on Sunday Night… Read more»
Crew Chief’s Thoughts at the Finish
Wow! What an all consuming experience. What I took away from this is how true the statement ‘anything is possible’ is. I had read about RAAM almost since it began and knew that it took 20 hours of riding a day… But seeing a rider turn themselves inside out day after day is not something that I could truly understand until you see it. Watching Len pop out if bed with energy and...
Len just checked into time stop 52! Only 50 miles to go!
NEW RACE FINISH PARTY UPDATE!!!!
We have decided to move the party to the City Dock. We should be there with light refreshments and drinks by 6:30 or 7 pm. Look for the orange Hopecam tent! He is expected around 7:30 or 8:00. Please join us if you are able!! It would mean the world to Len to have his friends and family there!
Len climbed through one of the most difficult sections of the race yesterday afternoon in the Allegheny Mountains, an appropriate place to thank the Fairfax County Fire Fighters and Fairfax County for their hard work supporting our community and their support to Hopecam, including two of the team’s crew, Greg Wood and Kenny Gates!
Hopecam Crew Finish Time Predictions
It’s hard to believe that Len will be crossing the finish line in a handful of hours. In anticipation of the finish and celebrating with friends and family the crew has placed Some friendly bets on Lens finish time: John 6:47 Ken 6:27 Bill S 5:58 Katie 6:32 Steve 5:30 Bill V 7:17 Wayne 5:00 Amy 8:25 Joe 9 Ed 8:45 Greg 10
Kenny Gates, Fairfax County Firefighter and EMT shares his thoughts on the push to time station 52 in Hanover, PA.