400-pound Klamath Falls cyclist completes journey

Medford, Ore. — A 400-pound Klamath Falls man has completed his goal of riding a bicycle to Medford and back.

Eric Hoffman weighed 540 pounds about a year and a half ago. He’s been riding a bike to get back in shape, and has already lost over 100 pounds.

Hoffman received help from friends and sponsors to achieve his goal. “Initially, it was for myself,” said the 38-year-old Hoffman. “But I wanted to also inspire other big people to lose weight.”

He said he has big plans for the future, “I want to one day, ride a bicycle across the United States.”

Hoffman completed his return trip to Klamath Falls Wednesday night, after leaving from Medford Tuesday.

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