Villager exceeds bicycling mileage goal as he pedals toward 100,000-mile mark

Village of Hemingway resident Jerry Vicenti documented more than 7,000 miles on his bicycle for the ninth year in a row.

This year, he exceeded that goal, cycling 8,224 miles.

Vicenti recorded the mileage between April 1 and March 31. His nine-year mileage total is 70,978.

“Every morning between 7:30 and 8 a.m. I start my ride. It takes approximately two hours,” he said.

Jerry Vicenti

His average speed is 15 miles per hour. All of his miles were accumulated south of County Road 466.

His next goal is to reach 100,000 miles.

Vicenti is big believer in the benefits of bicycling.

“It keeps my mind and  body in shape to embrace all my other endeavors,” he said.

He is a supervisor in Community Development District 7 and serves on the Project Wide Advisory Committee. He is also president of the Italian Paisans Club.