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The Planet

Young Adventurers' Trek Benefits Inner City Outings

The Planet, October 1995, Volume 2, number 7

[Picture] Eight-year-old Starr Moss and his 13-year-old brother, Hart, on the last leg of a 4,000 mile cross-country bicycling trek during which they publicized the Sierra Club's Inner City Outings program. The Milwaukee boys--joined by sister Evan, 11, for 1,200 miles of the trip and accompanied by adult chaperones the whole way---began their adventure in April with a dawn ride through Manhattan and rolled west all summer long. Their journey ended in August in San Francisco, where they visited Sierra Club headquarters.

Hart linked the trip to ICO--which provides outdoor experiences for low-income urban youth--to fulfill a social-awareness condition of his Bar Mitzvah. "We've always had the chance to have adventures," he explained. "It's only fair to give other kids a chance."

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