Man bikes across the country for a good cause - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Man bikes across the country for a good cause

Posted: Updated:
"I've ridden bicycles for 30 years and I want to combine that with my true passion of taking care of animals and seeing that animals are taken care of," Floyd Lampart said. "I've ridden bicycles for 30 years and I want to combine that with my true passion of taking care of animals and seeing that animals are taken care of," Floyd Lampart said.
To do that, he's trying to raise $100,000 for the Best Friends Animal Society of Utah. To do that, he's trying to raise $100,000 for the Best Friends Animal Society of Utah.
Lampart started in Lake Placid, New York. He went down to Key West, Florida, through Mississippi Thursday on his way to San Diego, California, then up to Washington state and back home again. Lampart started in Lake Placid, New York. He went down to Key West, Florida, through Mississippi Thursday on his way to San Diego, California, then up to Washington state and back home again.
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

Meet Floyd Lampart from New York, pedaling his way along Highway 90. He has two great loves in his life.   

"I've ridden bicycles for 30 years and I want to combine that with my true passion of taking care of animals and seeing that animals are taken care of," Lampart said. 

To do that, he's trying to raise $100,000 for the Best Friends Animal Society of Utah, a no kill shelter that takes in thousands of animals every year. He said taking care of that many animals costs a lot of money.  

"They're building a new hospital out there and they are in need of funds, so I figured I'd combine my two likes and passions and do this bike ride and benefit them." 

So how to you pile up 12,000 miles on a bike? He started in Lake Placid, New York. He went down to Key West, Florida, through Mississippi Thursday on his way to San Diego, California, then up to Washington state and back home again. 

The support he's received has been heartwarming.  

"Most of the people that I come in contact with are very positive and very supportive of the bike ride," Lampart explained.  "I hand out my business card to them and they seem very supportive and want to help and ask how they can help." 

And even though he's 67, Lampart is certain he'll wear out plenty of bike tires before he wears out. He hopes to be back home in New York by late summer.  

If you'd like to help his cause, just check out his website, http://bit.ly/YZG6Ib, or the Pedal For Paws Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PedalForPawsBikeRideBestFriends

Copyright 2013 WLOX. All rights reserved.  

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Pearl High School student takes dream date to prom

    Pearl High School student takes dream date to prom

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:26 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:26:01 GMT
    18-year-old Jacob Daniels can barely wipe the smile off his face, in anticipation of his Senior Prom Friday night. His mother Lori helps him try on his tuxedo as he talks about the dream girl he'll beMore >>
    Eighteen-year-old Jacob Daniels can barely wipe the smile off his face, in anticipation of his Senior Prom Friday night. His mother Lori helps him try on his tuxedo as he talks about the dream girl he'll be arm in arm with.
    More >>
  • Biloxi bakery celebrates 90 sweet years in business

    Biloxi bakery celebrates 90 sweet years in business

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-19 10:54:05 GMT
    A Biloxi bakery has many people thinking of delicious pastries for Easter time. And they've been doing it for nine decades! The Electrik Maid Bake Shop is celebrating 90 years in the baking business.More >>
    A Biloxi bakery has many people thinking of delicious pastries for Easter time. And they've been doing it for nine decades! The Electrik Maid Bake Shop is celebrating 90 years in the baking business.More >>
  • Water advisories issued for 6 areas of the beach

    Water advisories issued for 6 areas of the beach

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:55 AM EDT2014-04-19 11:55:08 GMT
    Advisories have been issued for several sections of the beach in Harrison and Hancock counties. The beaches aren't closed, but there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these areas.More >>
    Advisories have been issued for several sections of the beach in Harrison and Hancock counties. The beaches aren't closed, but there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these six areas.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.