The Rev. John Beach is a bicycle evangelist--in the sense that he's a Gospel-sharing priest who bicycles, yes, but also because he thinks everyone should have one.
"I invite everyone to get a bicycle," the 65-year-old Beach said during a Zoom interview the other day as he was about to leave on a big trip. "It's improved the quality of my life, physically and emotionally," he said of cycling.
So much so that on May 15 he set off on a 3,000-plus mile solo bicycle pilgrimage from Seattle that, if all goes according to plan, ought to have him back home in Saugus by Aug. 25.