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1,700 Mile Biking Teen to be in Pulaski Tuesday
1,700 Mile Biking Teen to be in Pulaski Tuesday

 Summer time for most 18 to 19-year-olds normally includes hanging out at the beach, the pool and doing as little to nothing as possible.

Matt Stoltz isn't doing that. Though he says he enjoys doing the “typical teenage stuff,' like listening to music, sports and playing his guitar, the 19-year-old isn't your typical teenager. He will be a sophomore when school starts in the fall at the University of Wisconsin.

Since July 1, Matt has been on a summer adventure that some dream of, while others might think a bit crazy. He is biking across country. 1,700 miles, and when we say biking, we don't mean, on a motorcycle. He is riding his bicycle – you know, the kind you pedal.

That's eight states, 2,172 kilometers, 8,896,800 feet, 24,714 football fields and 94,647 basketball courts.

Tuesday, from 5 – 9 p.m., Matt will be in Hawkinsville, Georgia at Tom and Sandy's Horseshoe Restaurant. The public will have the opportunity to come meet Matt, talk to him about what he is doing and why, and help with the fund-raising efforts. Sandy Grinstead, owner of the restaurant, said, “We want to give Matt a good Georgia welcome."

From Hawkinsville, Matt will be traveling to Broxton(July 25), then Waycross(July 26), then Callahan, Florida(July 27), then Jacksonville (July 28), Palm Coast and Port Orange, Florida(July 29-30), Cocoa, Florida (July 31-Aug.1), Vero Beach, Florida (Aug. 2) and Jupiter, Florida(Aug. 3).

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