Eifel to Eiffel challenges Airmen

Anthony Williams, 52nd Force Support Squadron outdoor recreation director, speaks to Airmen and civilians about support on their bicycle ride to the Eiffel Tower at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 7, 2014. Staff from the outdoor recreation office provided logistical support to include buses, food and bicycle repair. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

Anthony Williams, 52nd Force Support Squadron outdoor recreation director, speaks to Airmen and civilians about support on their bicycle ride to the Eiffel Tower at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 7, 2014. Staff from the outdoor recreation office provided logistical support to include buses, food and bicycle repair. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

David Esra, 52nd Force Support Squadron combat fitness programs manager from Jackson, Tenn., looks over itineraries and maps for the Eifel to Eiffel bicycle trip at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 7, 2014. Esra drove one of the support vehicles for Airmen and civilians who biked from the Eifel region to the Eiffel Tower. (U.S. Airmen 1st Kyle Gese/Released)

David Esra, 52nd Force Support Squadron combat fitness programs manager from Jackson, Tenn., looks over itineraries and maps for the Eifel to Eiffel bicycle trip at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 7, 2014. Esra drove one of the support vehicles for Airmen and civilians who biked from the Eifel region to the Eiffel Tower. (U.S. Airmen 1st Kyle Gese/Released)

Riders cross a bridge on the way to Paris during the Eifel-to-Eiffel bicycle ride in Echternacherbrück, Germany, May 8, 2014. The participants began riding at 7:30 a.m. and biked approximately 120 miles the first day of the three-day journey. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

Riders cross a bridge on the way to Paris during the Eifel-to-Eiffel bicycle ride in Echternacherbrück, Germany, May 8, 2014. The participants began riding at 7:30 a.m. and biked approximately 120 miles the first day of the three-day journey. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

Anthony Williams, 52nd Force Support Squadron outdoor recreation director, and Robert Taylor, 52nd Force Support Squadron outdoor recreation staff member from Pittsburg, circle the checkpoints for the Eifel-to-Eiffel bicycle ride along the route to Paris, May 8, 2014. Williams and Taylor provided support for the riders during their journey. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

Anthony Williams, 52nd Force Support Squadron outdoor recreation director, and Robert Taylor, 52nd Force Support Squadron outdoor recreation staff member from Pittsburg, circle the checkpoints for the Eifel-to-Eiffel bicycle ride along the route to Paris, May 8, 2014. Williams and Taylor provided support for the riders during their journey. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

Riders cycle through a village on the route to Paris, May 8, 2014. Participants made occasional stops to rehydrate and eat meals during their 290 mile journey to the Eiffel Tower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

Riders cycle through a village on the route to Paris, May 8, 2014. Participants made occasional stops to rehydrate and eat meals during their 290 mile journey to the Eiffel Tower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Daniel Murray, 52nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron commander, puts his gloves on before leaving a rest stop on the way to Paris, May 8, 2014. A support team provided food, water and emergency services for the riders who participated in the Eifel-to-Eiffel bicycle ride. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Daniel Murray, 52nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron commander, puts his gloves on before leaving a rest stop on the way to Paris, May 8, 2014. A support team provided food, water and emergency services for the riders who participated in the Eifel-to-Eiffel bicycle ride. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

Riders from Spangdahlem Air Base and Geilenkirchen, Germany, cycle through France on their way to the Eiffel Tower, May 9, 2014. The bicycle ride included checkpoints for food, first aid, bicycle repair and transportation back to Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

Riders from Spangdahlem Air Base and Geilenkirchen, Germany, cycle through France on their way to the Eiffel Tower, May 9, 2014. The bicycle ride included checkpoints for food, first aid, bicycle repair and transportation back to Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

Cyclists ride through a village along the route to Paris, May 9, 2014. The bicycle route to Paris was three days long and approximately 290 miles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

Cyclists ride through a village along the route to Paris, May 9, 2014. The bicycle route to Paris was three days long and approximately 290 miles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

The riders and support team pause for a group photo after finishing the Eifel-to-Eiffel bicycle ride in Paris, May 10, 2014. The riders cycled approximately 290 miles traveling from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany to Paris. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

The riders and support team pause for a group photo after finishing the Eifel-to-Eiffel bicycle ride in Paris, May 10, 2014. The riders cycled approximately 290 miles traveling from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany to Paris. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)