College grad more than halfway done with scooter ride from Colorado to Alaska |

College grad more than halfway done with scooter ride from Colorado to Alaska

Robert Shearon
Scott Franz

— On May 12, Robert Shearon was in Steamboat Springs talking to students about overcoming addictions to drugs and alcohol.

Today, he is getting close to completing his goal of driving his 49 cubic centimeter Honda Ruckus scooter 4,600 miles from Colorado to Anchorage, Alaska.

Along the way, he has raised more than $15,000 for the University of Colorado’s Collegiate Recovery Center. And judging by the updates posted on his CU crowd-funding page, he’s having a good time.

He spent a week exploring Tahoe and playing golf with new friends.

He’s made it through rain, sleet and snow.

On June 22, he was in British Columbia and planned to make it to Anchorage on July 18.

A year and a half sober, Shearon credits the Collegiate Recovery Center at CU with helping him overcome addiction.

He embarked on the scooter trip to raise money for a Second Chance Scholarship to help CU students like him get another chance in college.

He started his trip by talking to Yampa Valley High School students here about overcoming addiction.

Follow Shearon’s trip by visiting his crowd-funding page here.

To reach Scott Franz, call 970-871-4210, email or follow him on Twitter @ScottFranz10

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