(NEWS 8) — A Texas man and his dog finished their 4-year cross-country biking adventure with a ride across the Golden Gate Bridge. 

Mike Minnick peddled to various animal shelters to raise awareness about pet adoptions.

His dog Bixby remained at his side during the campaign as a symbol of hope for strays.  

"So in each town that we go through, Bixby takes me to a different shelter and we highlight different dogs looking for homes as well as what the community does to support that local shelter," said Minnick. 

In 2015, Minnick rode through San Diego but encountered misfortune when his bike was stolen.

It was returned and he now holds the world record for the longest journey on an electric bicycle.