After cycling stop in Howard County, Marine sets sights on California

By Katie V. Jones, Baltimore Sun Media Group

On a bicycle built just for him, 28-year-old Rob Jones rode into the parking lot of Chapelgate Christian Academy in Marriottsville on Thursday to the cheers of the student body and the family and friends who came to see him.

The former Marine and double amputee, who was born in Columbia and raised in Virginia, is riding across the country to raise money for a trio of charities that help veterans like himself through their challenges — the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, the Semper Fi Fund and Ride 2 Recovery.

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