2010 MLB Tour
FRAANK
Family Ride Across America to Nurture Kids
50@50: A Human Powered Journey

    On April 18, 2012 in Juneau, Alaska FRAANK founder Romano Scaturro, at the ripe age of 50, set out on the first
ever attempt to travel to all 50 US state capitals using only human powered means of transport and without any
support. From the Alaskan capital the journey began with a 5 day, 65 mile paddle in a sea kayak through Alaska’s
Inner Passage to Skagway, AK. From there he began the bike stage of his trek covering over 15,000 miles in less than
7 months to the remaining 48 land based capitals, arriving in to his home state capital of Phoenix, AZ on Nov. 23.
Click here to see a map of this first phase of the journey.
     
     Along the way Romano met with numerous state governors, legislators and community activists in his attempt to
raise awareness and funds for this years cause; the epidemic of childhood obesity in the US. Nearly 1 in 3 children in
America today are considered overweight or obese due primarily to poor diet and lack of exercise.
Romano and the
FRAANK organization are dedicated to reversing this disturbing trend as well as improving the lives of local children and
their families suffering from debilitating illnesses. Thus 50@50 has set a goal to raise $50,000 ($1000 per state) of which
100% goes to this years
beneficiaries.  Please click here if would like to make a tax deductible donation.

     On April 22, 2013, Romano plans to resume the journey from Phoenix with the goal of reaching the 50th and final
capital: Honolulu, Hawaii. After biking from Phoenix to Monterey Bay CA, he will board 'Little Star', a 19' specially
constructed and fitted ocean rowing vessel, in an attempt to row over 2,500 miles to his final Mid-Pacific destination.
To
follow Romano along this 2nd phase of the 50@50 journey click here.
The team summits Fall River Pass
on the 2009 Tour of the Rockies.
The Great Plains of N. Dakota during the
2004 Lewis & Clark Anniversary Tour
Beating the high price of gas
during the summer of 2008

The educated man who does not move through the countryside with his own
thoughts as his companions is in danger of never making the real
discovery.....Who he is"
                                                       
                                                                 
-George Sheehan 'Running and Being'
"20 years from now you will be more
disappointed with the things you didn't do
than the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the
trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover."

-Mark Twain