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Aug. 8, 2017 12:56 pm

Jack Markell is *almost* finished with his cross-country bike ride

The former governor spent the last 50 days biking more than 3,600 miles. Here are our favorite social-media moments of #KeepingUpWithJack, which ends later today in Rehoboth.
Family, friends and neighbors welcomed former Gov. Jack Markell when he reached Delaware on Aug. 7.

Family, friends and neighbors welcomed former Gov. Jack Markell when he reached Delaware on Aug. 7.

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Former Gov. Jack Markell will arrive in Rehoboth Beach Tuesday afternoon and ceremoniously dip his bicycle tire into the Atlantic Ocean, ending a vast, two-wheeled journey he started June 18 in Astoria, Ore.

Over the past seven weeks Markell’s trip has taken him more than 3,680 miles and (a surprisingly few) 10 states. The journey has been documented thoroughly on Twitter.

While traveling during the summer is nothing out of the ordinary, Markell’s cross-country adventure was for a cause. He was cycling on behalf of Motivate the First State, in the hope of bringing awareness to the organization’s initiative to improve the state’s health.

Have you been #KeepingUpWithJack?

His entries have included the basics, such as his location and the number of miles he rode, as well as information about the people he met and places he stopped along the way. Here are some of our favorite moments from his trip.

Reuniting with his wife Carla and daughter Molly:

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Molly and her boyfriend, Thomas, also surprised her dad in Boise, Idaho, back on June 27:

Supporting some young entrepreneurs in Wisconsin:

Meeting up with other Delawareans:

Before leaving Badlands National Park in South Dakota, Markell ran into some Pike Creek residents, who were on their own cross-country journey.

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