: Wave to the NJ Bicyclists...NJ to Oregon

Wave to the NJ Bicyclists...NJ to Oregon


Two New Jersey residents from Monmouth County started a cross country bicycle trek to raise money for the family of a friend who recently passed away.  They started yesterday Ocean Grove and won't stop til they reach the Pacific Ocean.


They are raising money for a friend, Alfred (Alfie) Orlando, who died June 30th at the age of 37.  He left behind three young children and  a wife.                                                      

Bicyclists Scott Porbansky and Kyle Rogers met Orlando when they all worked at a bike shop in Shrewsbury.  When he was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer several months ago, Porbansky and Rogers decided to turn their dream of pedaling cross country into a fund raiser for Orlando and his family.  


To check out their progress or donate you can check the Pedaling for Alfie Blog.  There should be periodic updates!

So as these men pedal west...give a wave to some crazy guys from NJ! 



Comment balloon 6 commentsLaura Giannotta • July 26 2008 06:10AM


omg - that poor young family....     kudos to Scott and Kyle for what they are doing.      (I wonder why they chose Oregon...... did you know that NJ and OR are the ONLY two states that DO NOT have self-service gas stations?)

Posted by Kara Casamassina, Boomers and beyond (International Property Management Group, LLC) almost 11 years ago

Morning Laura,

My heart goes out to the surviving family. To experience such a loss at their young ages is very difficult.

Keep us posted in the cyclist and their progress. Thanks.

Posted by Harold "Hal" Place (A1 Connection Realty, Inc.) almost 11 years ago


That's a great effort that Alfie's friends have undertaken for his memory and the well-being of his family.


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) almost 11 years ago

Laura, it is the selflish acts like this that make me proud to be here. I wish these bikers well.

Posted by Danny Thornton, WordPress Guru (R & D Art) almost 11 years ago

What a wonderful thing to do for someone. May they have a safe journey.

Posted by Robert L. Brown, Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic (www.mrbrownsellsgr.com) almost 11 years ago

those kids are awesome. im going to marry one of them.

Posted by lisa almost 11 years ago