Max Morrison hops a bike to support environmental groups
Max Morrison, a 2009 Fremont High School grad and 2013 Alma College grad, has embarked on an epic bicycle ride through the North and West of Australia. Living in Australia since December 2017, on a work/travel visa, he has been working on farms in the states of Victoria and New South Wales in the South and East of the country. In July he purchased a bike and rode a bit over 1100 kilometers from Sydney, north to Brisbane on his first solo, long distance trip.
A lifetime lover of nature and the environment, Max decided to head to the Northern Territory of Australia and embark on a 4000+ kilometer bike ride to raise money for three environmental groups – The West Michigan Environmental Action Council in Kent County, The Ecology Center of Ann Arbor, and the World Wildlife Fund of Australia.
He set off on August 16th and will be bicycling for some 50 or 60 days traveling from Darwin to Perth, pitching his tent where he can along the route and finding food, water, and supplies along the long, hot journey. He is bicycling through some incredible country – from lush swampy areas with crocodiles and swarms of mosquitoes to the dusty, dry outback where he’s likely to see more kangaroos than human along the way.
Max has created a GoFundMe page for donations to help him reach his goal of $5000 to support this effort and give monies to the three chosen non-profits. Alternately for those who do not use online donation sites, checks can be made in his name and sent to his parents, John and Kathy Morrison 6128 S Maple Island Rd Fremont, MI 49412.
He also has started a blog to journal his experiences and keep us up to date. (Links are below) For those of you who know Max, he has a huge heart and courageous spirit. When you see a bike go by in the next few months, keep Max’s journey in mind and give him a thumbs up.
To Max, best of luck on this colossal undertaking to do good in the world and as the Aussies say, “Good on you, mate!”!