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Building & Trades Teacher Les Crooks participates in Race Across America

Taken from Les Crooks' Facebook page

Penn High School Building & Trades Instructor Les Crooks (click to read past web stories on the Building & Trades program) is in Day 9 of 12 biking his way across America in the Race Across America. The race started in Oceanside, California on Tuesday, June 14 and finishes in Annapolis, MD.


The extreme bike race is more than 3,000 miles, across 12 states, climbing over 170,000 vertical ft. through 3 major mountain ranges & across multiple deserts!!!


Today (Wednesday, June 22) Mr. Crooks crossed the “Mighty Mississippi” River around Noon ET and is making his way through southern Illinois and will pass through the Hoosier state sometime late evening on his trek to Maryland. Click to watch a YouTube video interview with Mr. Crooks about crossing the Mississippi River. Click to watch a story that aired on WNDU


There are few ways you can track Mr. Crooks’ progress and cheer him on virtually :