Bike Riding 76 Miles Per Day at 76 Years Young

When talking with long distance bike riders, the word “SAG”  does not refer to muscle tone for sure! Longtime self-described “fitness nut” Hank Darlington, has his Support And Gear van all lined up for a big adventure he is undertaking. He and 25 others are bike riding from Maine to Florida.

“To see our country from a bicycle seat, at 16 miles an hour, is an amazing experience!” Hank exclaims.

Why is Hank Darlington embarking on a long distance bike journey … especially at 76 years young??!! To raise funds for a cause, of course!

What is DPHA and why is he raising money for it?

After retiring from a successful retail business career, as owner of a high-end kitchen and bath showroom, you’d think he gear down, not up. (Ha ha cracking ourselves up here) Heck no. Why, two years ago he rode from LA to Boston. Half the year he heads to Mexico, where he kayaks regularly.

  • At his age and activity level, how does he stay fit for such adventures?
  • What does a typical day look like during Hank’s Maine to Florida journey?

Calories beyond imagination, early wake-ups, mountains and hills, rain, massage at the end, and early bedtimes. This will all sound fun when you hear Hank’s interview.

Follow his ride progress at CrossCountryRider.

Donate at DPHA Scholarship Donations.

Check out his sponsor, Mr Steam at!

Alexandra proposes skipping the bike ride and getting straight to the steam room and hotel spa. You could also go straight to our site, Fun and Fit.

About Kymberly Williams-Evans and Alexandra Williams

Identical twins and fitness pros Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MAhave been in the fitness industry since the first aerobics studio opened–with them–on the European continent back when leg warmers and thong leotards were the rage. Their fitness experience spans 3 decades on land, sea, and airwaves.

Kymberly has taught fitness on 4 continents in 4 languages for 30 years to more than 10,000 exercisers. She is former faculty at University California Santa Barbara (UCSB) in the Department of Exercise & Sport Studies. IDEA, the International Association for Health and Fitness Professionals tapped her to serve as the inaugural editor for Fitness Edge, a publication devoted solely to group exercise leaders. Finally she knew enough people in the exercise world that she became a three-time nominee and finalist for IDEA’s Program Director of the Year award.

Kymberly also worked the mind attaining a Master’s Degree in English. Her true specialty was conducting business writing seminars and helping professionals communicate more effectively in the business world. From hosting an international fitness TV program to serving as grammar expert on a live show, Kymberly has led, moved and grooved with energy and good grammar for all.

Alexandra has been teaching, presenting and writing about fitness for over 25 years (since she was 7 and 1/2)! Currently on staff in the Exercise Studies Department at UCSB, she is also a contributing editor and writer for IDEA Health and Fitness Association’s many publications. As an international presenter, Alexandra enjoyed her honeymoon in Venezuela after judging their national fitness championships.

Alexandra has her advanced degree in counseling, which qualifies her to ask nosy questions of her two teens. Combining her love of words and the microphone, she has also had a successful run as a radio presenter, emcee and comedian. She loves to work, so she also writes for her blog and is a frequent guest contributor to a variety of blogs about business and health.

Kymberly and Alexandra are also the Hosts of Fun and Fit on WomensRadio. Fun and Fit offers answers to audiences’ fitness questions, shares Fun Fit Facts, faces Freak Out Fit Facts head on and helps listeners cut through the hype and fat to reach their fitness goals. Learn, laugh and live it up on your road to health and fitness!