Stephen Gay died on Sept. 29. However, some of those final conversations the brothers had triggered Robert Gay’s current mission to bike across the United States, from Neah Bay, Washington, to Key West, Florida.
It had always been this somewhat fantastical idea. He had done some road trips, and had always thought, “man, I’d love to bike this.” Yet it was a crazy idea. He’s a novice biker. He has a wife and two kids, he’s an executive for soda maker Zevia. He was about to turn 60. But this was his dream.