The local businesses of Brodhead Chevrolet-Buick and Kubly’s Automotive LLC are just two of the many supporters of John Winters and his Bike Across America for Pearl Island. John and his wife Jaine will set off from San Francisco later this month. A local kick-off event will be held on Sunday, May 17, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., at the Brodhead Memorial Public Library. Friends and well-wishers are welcome to attend and learn more about the fund-raising venture, and to see the couple off in style. Pictured are Patrick Rufledt general manager at Brodhead Chevrolet-Buick, and Dusty Kubly, owner Kubly’s Automotive. John is pictured sporting one of his Pearl Island Ride Across America jerseys. For more information on this epic ride and donation opportunities, visit the website, or