Three years ago, at age 72, Hanna Elshoff left Chatfield to embark on a two-year road trip in her ELF, a solar-powered and pedal hybrid tricycle. Hanna's mission on this 1200 mile journey was to promote the Lions Clubs' message of hope, peace and gratitude.
Hanna grew up on a dairy farm in Post WWII Germany and dreamed of coming to America. At age 18, she immigrated alone and spoke no English. Once here, she immediately developed a love of cycling. She wanted to bike from her host family's home in Fort Dodge, Iowa, all the way to Texas. However, the trip got put off and life went on, but she never gave up the idea of a bike road trip.
So on May 2, 2015, Hanna's road trip became real. Her plan was to ride the ELF some 1200 miles across the American mid-west to Plains, Georgia, using the Lions Clubs in each town along the way as a place to rest. Her only source of security was a cell phone and a subscription to a sort-of AAA for bicycles.
Please join us to hear Hanna tell her story of why she was so determined to travel all the way to Plains, Georgia, and her adventures along the way.