Appalachian alumnus bikes 4,000 miles to promote sustainability

Appalachian State University alumnus Michael O’Neal biked a total of 4,000 miles across the country in June to spread awareness for sustainability efforts. Photo courtesy of Michael O'Neil
When Appalachian State University alumnus Michael O’Neal set out across the country on his bicycle in June, he planned to use his 4,000-mile trek to spread awareness for sustainability across the U.S.

Michael O’Neal embarked on the trip after graduating from Appalachian with a degree in sustainable development.

He said that although he planned to make an impact on others, what he didn’t anticipate was that everyone he met along the way would make an impact on him.
Tom O’Neal, Michael’s father, was a cyclist himself and served as his son’s greatest mentor.

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