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$1M for Pearl Island
John and Jaine Winters of Brodhead begin their cross-country bike trip today. The couple plans to pedal from San Francisco to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in the hopes of raising $1 million for Pearl Island restoration projects. (Times photo: David Litin)
BRODHEAD - A Brodhead couples leaves today for a bike trip across the United States in hopes of raising $1 million to go towards rebuilding the city's Pearl Island recreational corridor on the Sugar River. John Winters and his wife Jaine are leaving for a 4,000-mile bike ride across the United States from San Francisco to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Their intention is to raise $1 million to finish restoration projects and construct a new covered bridge and wheel on Pearl Island and the surrounding waterway in Brodhead.