PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — More than 6000 bicyclists took part in the Seattle-to-Portland ride, a 2-day event that covered about 206 miles. One of them was 8-year-old Jaanya Parthik, who not only completed the ride but raised money along the way.
Jaanya was among several dozen riders who raised money for the Asha for Education Seattle chapter to help schooling for children in India.
Paul Tolme with the STP Bike Ride told KOIN 6 News they’ve had other young riders take part in years part, but Jaanya is the youngest they know of to do it for charity. He added she rode her own bike and has been training for the event since January.
Along the way there is support for the riders along with official rest stops and mini-stops, he said.
She and her dad arrived at the finish line at Holladay Park late Sunday afternoon.