Travelers pay county visit

By Hanna McCain


North Carolina cyclists passed through downtown Louisville on their bicycles recently.  Sydney Williams and Havely Carsky just simply stated that they just wanted to see the country as their reason for biking from Maine to New Orleans, LA.  The girls have trekked over 3,000 miles of mountains, hills, valleys, and flats and temperatures from 80 degrees Fahrenheit to 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

Williams and Carsky say that they began cycling while in high school. They said that the hobby has stuck with them throughout college and graduate school.

The girls began their journey on September 3 in Maine and reached New Orleans on November 27.  Williams states that they have averaged anywhere from 40 to 60 miles a day.  On their longest day they biked 85 miles.

Williams and Carsky came through Louisville because Williams’ grandfather, Dr. Dudley Dickerson, holds residence in Macon.  Dr. Dickerson recently retired, but was the oldest practicing dentist in the state of Mississippi.  The girls stayed with Dr. Dickerson and his wife before traveling on to the next town.

For more information about where the girls plan on biking to next check out their blog at .