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Brothers Across America complete their ride
By Elleda Wilson

The Daily Astorian

Published on August 17, 2018 12:01AM

Brothers Across America — Jake Grindstaff, Gilwon Seo and Dakota Daniels — are deaf young men from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., who left Astoria May 31 to bike the Transamerica Trail.

Astorian Ardi Chapman, Dakota’s third cousin, reports the young men made it to Kentucky for a family reunion in late July, and were featured in a story in the Danville Advocate-Messenger (

Of local note: The reunion included Ardi’s first cousin and Dakota’s grandmother, Judy Daniels, who is originally from Warrenton. Judy’s son, Toby Daniels, biked across the U.S. in 1991, and Dakota carried his father’s original “Across America” sign on this trip.

On Aug. 6, as you can see from the screenshot taken from their Facebook page (, the Brothers Across America safely reached their destination, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Well done, gentlemen.


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