An 8-year-old Maryland boy is on a mission — on his bicycle.Brody Reppe is unstoppable on his bike.”I’ve learned how to ride my bike in March, at the beginning of the pandemic,” he said.Since then, he has logged more than 500 miles.”Now I’m riding super long distances,” he said.He started in his Westminster neighborhood, but his favorite spot is the C&O Canal Towpath.”There are plenty of places to ride on it. You don’t just have to go at the same place many times,” he said.He loves it there, but there’s just one problem.”There are parts of it that are ungraded. You would think it’s very rocky,” Brody said.More people are visiting parks and outdoor spaces during the coronavirus pandemic, and many area parks have more runners and bikers, but less funds and donations. So Brody is raising money to pave the trail, posting his campaign online.”I am (pledging) to ride 50 miles on the C&O Canal,” Brody said.”It’s great to see him combining a passion that he loves with biking with something that’s helping C&O Canal as well,” said Brody’s mother, Kristi Reppe.Brody said he thought learning how to ride a bike would be the best part of being home so much. It turns out, it’s not. “I like riding a bike because I like being with my dad,” Brody said.”I travel a lot for my job. So I’m away a lot, and so with COVID hitting, I’m not traveling at all. So it has really given me that time to spend with him, and I love seeing that he enjoys spending that time with me as well,” said Brody’s father, Dan Reppe.With the fundraiser, they hope other families will enjoy biking as much as they do.Brody’s big ride is Sept. 6. Click here to donate.Watch the video above to learn more about this story.

An 8-year-old Maryland boy is on a mission — on his bicycle.

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Brody Reppe is unstoppable on his bike.

“I’ve learned how to ride my bike in March, at the beginning of the pandemic,” he said.

Since then, he has logged more than 500 miles.

“Now I’m riding super long distances,” he said.

He started in his Westminster neighborhood, but his favorite spot is the C&O Canal Towpath.

“There are plenty of places to ride on it. You don’t just have to go at the same place many times,” he said.

He loves it there, but there’s just one problem.

“There are parts of it that are ungraded. You would think it’s very rocky,” Brody said.

More people are visiting parks and outdoor spaces during the coronavirus pandemic, and many area parks have more runners and bikers, but less funds and donations. So Brody is raising money to pave the trail, posting his campaign online.

“I am (pledging) to ride 50 miles on the C&O Canal,” Brody said.

“It’s great to see him combining a passion that he loves with biking with something that’s helping C&O Canal as well,” said Brody’s mother, Kristi Reppe.

Brody said he thought learning how to ride a bike would be the best part of being home so much. It turns out, it’s not.

“I like riding a bike because I like being with my dad,” Brody said.

“I travel a lot for my job. So I’m away a lot, and so with COVID hitting, I’m not traveling at all. So it has really given me that time to spend with him, and I love seeing that he enjoys spending that time with me as well,” said Brody’s father, Dan Reppe.

With the fundraiser, they hope other families will enjoy biking as much as they do.

Brody’s big ride is Sept. 6. Click here to donate.

Watch the video above to learn more about this story.

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