The Journey and the Cause
Robert Richardson and Jim McCarthy are avid cyclists and avid freedivers (diving without scuba gear). On October 3 they embarked on an epic cross-continental bike ride from Los Angeles to Miami in order to raise money and awareness for freedive safety education. Practiced for centuries, this popular sport comes with associated risks, and unfortunately claims lives every year. Robert nearly became one of those fatalities when he tried to rescue his brother on a 90 ft freedive. This event caused Robert’s mother to found DiveWise to further freedive safety education; Jim became the organization’s CEO. Now, together, the two men will bicycle across the USA, meeting people, sharing their story, and pushing themselves to their limits in this quest. You can follow their journey on their map and their blog, and learn more about the nonprofit organization, DiveWise. They will be updating their blog regularly!