Patricia has set a goal of
bicycling 4,000 miles in 2011 to raise awareness of the need for music education
and raise money for music scholarships.
When completed, this will bring her lifetime total to over 9,000 miles including
her original trip at 3,622 in 2004 at age 67 and her 1,450 mile teck from her home in
Wahoo NE to Atlantic city to compete in the Ms. Senior America contest
at age 71. Her latest journey, "Starr's Trek 2011" began July 1st at the
International Peace Gardens at the North Dakota border with Canada and
has allready taken her to the "Party In The Park" concert in
Painesville, Ohio. Click here to learn
Starr fits the definition of "multi-talented" pretty neatly. In
addition to winning beauty pageants (Ms.
Ms. Senior Nebraska),
Starr can play concert piano (not to mention pipe organ and trombone),
lay tile, hit a hole-in-one on a Jack Nicklaus golf course and give
But for the purposes of Bikeway Central, her most impressive
accomplishment may be the 3,622 cross-country bike ride that she
accomplished in 2004 at the age of 67. Starr went on to chronicle that
ride in her book
Angel on my Handlebars.
(Yep, you can add published author to her list of achievements.)
In 2008, at age 71, she took a second cross-country ride from Nebraska
to Atlantic City, an odyssey that Starr will be sharing in her
forthcoming second book,
Journey of a Lifetime.