Dan Hurd passed through Red Wing Wednesday, Sept. 4, on his quest to bicycle through the lower 48 states to promote suicide awareness.

Hurd, a veteran, said he was disturbed by the high rate of suicide among veterans and decided to ride his bike throughout the U.S. to talk with people and encourage them to take up cycling or other positive activities and take life “one pedal at a time.”

Hurd has been on the road for 18 months and has biked more than 13,000 miles on a journey that he expects will take three years.

More information about his Ride With Dan program is available at www.ridewithdanusa.com.

Photo by Steve Gardiner / RiverTown Multimedia