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By Mike Dormbier
For The Sun-Telegraph 



Mike Dormbier / For The Sun-Telegraph

Warren Holmar, 33, of Portsmouth, United Kingdom, is riding his bicycle across the U.S. to help promote awareness for autism. Holmar was diagnosed with autism as an adult. He made a stop in Sidney last week. He stayed for a night and rode with the local bicycle club before heading to the Silver Dollar Bar & Grill for a cheeseburger and fries. He spent the night at a local family's home before getting back on the road the next day.

Mike Dormbier / For The Sun-Telegraph

Holmar said he got the idea when he was watching an American TV program based in California while at his home in the UK when he thought California looked like a nice place to visit. He had never been to the U.S., so he Googled "JFK to LAX." He discovered the distance was 3,017 miles – and thought that didn't sound too far. On April 2, Holmar landed in New York City and began his journey to California.

Along the way so far, he's had to wait out a tornado and was, as he puts it, "hit by an American Dodge" outside of Kansas City. He was sidelined for a week to recover and waited for a new bike to arrive before continuing on his journey, which can be followed on Facebook at "JFKtoLAX."


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