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Mr. B's Joy Boat Express in action

on August 30, 2017 - 1:14am


Towing the 51' boat with the piano bike on board from St Ignace to Mackinac Island.


Just off Mackinac Island, nearly seven hours after starting the swim at St. Ignace, divers jump overboard after hooking up to yellow tow rope.

Five swimmers pull in tandem against a strong current.  During most of the seven-hour swim, only three swimmers were in harness.

The last leg....pulling into British Landing on Mackinac Island, completing a four-mile, seven-hour endeavor towing the 17-ton, 52' Blue Water across the Straits of Mackinac, fundraising for the school kids of Flint, MI.

All for YouthQuest!

on August 19, 2017 - 11:37am

Here are the mere mortal swimmers that will join the AMAZING Jim "The Shark"Dreyer 2 weeks from today. Together, with Jim Dreyer leading (19 world records), we will swim from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island, Towing a 51' boat with our piano bike on board! Difficult issues require radical solutions, we're trying to do our part in Joybox Express' "Sprint 4 Flint", a benefit for YouthQuest of Flint.

Please consider being a part of the solution by making a donation to help us float our boat! Thanks to all!


Sprint for Flint 2017

on July 9, 2017 - 10:02pm

On August 25, 2017, Mr. B and The Joybox Express will depart Flint, Michigan, transporting a 385-pound piano on a tricycle built for three with the aim of reaching Mackinaw City within 24 hours.

Next, a team of swimmers will tow the piano bike to Mackinac Island. The goal of this musical bike ride/swim is to raise funds for YouthQuest, an afterschool and summer program that serves 2,000 students in Flint and Genesee County each year. All donations fund YouthQuest.

Donate or pledge to help the cause!