Jacob Landis to be honored at welcome home celebration in Annapolis
(WJLA) - After 10,500 miles, 30 Major League ballparks and a hit-and-run crash that put him in the hospital, the Maryland man who has been riding his bike around the country for charity is coming home.
Jacob Landis, the 24-year-old Annapolis resident who has been touring the United States on his bicycle to raise money for cochlear implants for children, will be welcomed home Wednesday with a celebration in Parole.
Landis, himself a recipient of a cochlear implant to help him hear when he was 10, raised nearly $200,000 for young patients during his extended ride.
Josh Cohen, the mayor of Annapolis, will be on hand at the Whole Foods Market at Annapolis Town Center to honor Landis' feat.
It's a feat that was almost derailed near the very end of his journey. On Sept. 21, Landis was en route to his final stadium stop - Marlins Park in Miami - when he was clipped by a passing truck. The crash left him with a concussion, broken nose, facial fractures and various other injuries.
He ended up walking his bike across the finish line at the end of a journey that lasted nearly six months.