Around the country in 9 days – Princeton man tours lower 48

Photo by Jake Schroer Otsego teacher Eric Kent rode his motorcycle through 48 states in nine days. Kent is pictured above during a June 23 welcome home celebration at Bison Thunder Motorcycles on Highway 101 in St. Michael.

Photo by Jake Schroer
Otsego teacher Eric Kent rode his motorcycle through 48 states in nine days. Kent is pictured above during a June 23 welcome home celebration at Bison Thunder Motorcycles on Highway 101 in St. Michael.

An Otsego teacher took to his motorcycle to practice what he preaches in the classroom.
Eric Kent, a middle school history and geography teacher at Kaleidescope Charter School in Otsego, says he likes to travel to places historically significant so he can share first-hand experiences with his students.

Come the start of the 2017-18 school year, the Kaleidescope students are going to get quite the geography lesson.

That’s because Kent headed out on his Indian motorcycle that took him on a personal journey through 48 states in just nine days. The trip was part of the Iron Butt Association’s 48-10 challenge. Iron Butt is a motorcycle riders association that bills its members as the “world’s toughest motorcycle riders.”

Kent proved to be just that.

The rules of the ride were simple, Kent said. He was required to stop and obtain a dated receipt from a business along his route every 350 miles. In each state he visited, he was required to ride to a community and document his visit as proof that he was in the required location. His official time was determined by starting and ending receipts.

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