Yanks Going the Distance

For Joe Ruscito and his high school pal Lucas Gubinski, college is freshly finished — and life in the world of pragmatic adulthood threatens to begin imminently — but not before the pair of Connecticut Yankees set out on August 7 to pedal across the country, beginning — almost — in Oakland.

Actually, they’re starting at Ocean Beach in San Francisco at dawn on Sunday, dipping their rear wheels in the Pacific to officially kick off the coast-to-coast tour. Then they’ll hustle to catch a 9 a.m. sendoff party in their honor at Bay Area Bikes, at 25th and Webster streets in Oakland. The event is public, and will be casually catered by Farley’s East coffee shop — and would be a fine time to make a donation, if you wish, to Simply Smiles, the Connecticut-based children’s charity for which the cyclists are raising funds.

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