First ever UP Honor Flight Cycling Team to trek 200 miles across Upper Michigan

Scott Lewellyn wants the event to bring the community together to support veterans.
Published: Jul. 20, 2022 at 8:40 AM EDT
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IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WLUC) - Scott Lewellyn, U.P. Honor Flight board member, said the idea behind the team was to give back to the community and raise money.

Each team member will represent veterans by wearing cycling jerseys specific to the branch or memorial.

The team will begin its Ride of Honor on August 10th at 6 a.m. at the U.P. Veteran’s War Memorial at the top of Pine Mountain, with a lunch stop at the U.P. Honor Flight Legacy exhibit at the Delta County Chamber. The Half-Way event and fundraiser is at the Manistique VFW from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; all veterans and the public are welcome.

On August 11th, the trek will start in Manistique at 7 a.m. followed by the finish at the American Legion Memorial Park in St. Ignace, that afternoon.

The first U.P. Honor Flight Cycling Team members include:

Jim Ebli - POW/MIA

John Jamar - U.S. Air Force

Scott Lewellyn - U.S. Coast Guard

Joe Pacheco - U.S. Marines

Drew Richmond - Fallen Heroes

Brandon Rutter - U.S. Army

Melissa Wentarmini - U.S. Air Force

Dan Wentarmini - U.S. Navy & Navy Veteran

Along with the cycling team, the U.P. Honor Flight Board of Trustees makes all of the honor flights possible.

Those people include:

Scott Knauf - President

Kim Knauf-Wyckoff -Vice President

Angie VanEnkevort -Secretary/Treasurer

Melissa Nelson, Jill Johnsen, Ada Knauf, Scott Lewellyn, Norman Moore, Brian Pahnke, Sue Seymour and Jeff Slagstad.

If you want to donate, Here’s your opportunity to honor them as well. the U.P. Honor Flight encourages everyone in Upper Michigan to get behind the “Ride of Honor” and help them smash their fundraising goal!

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