In the summer of 2009, Kiki Holl rode the Transamerican bike trail, raising money along the way for Multiple Sclerosis. On her trip, she had to grapple with everything from snakes to potholes and broken bike parts. Fortunately, the kindness of strangers, the camaraderie of friends, and spectacular scenery made 4,263 miles from Yorktown, VA to Portland, OR, then down the coast to San Francisco, CA all worth the effort. On her website, Kiki Bikes Across America, she has some useful information for other riders, like what gear to take, her itinerary and what the trip cost.
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Trevor is an English cyclist in his 70s, seen here by a canal in Spain. Many people think you have to tour while you’re young but Trevor is proof that bike touring can be a sport to see you through retirement. “I always cycle alone — it means that you have to learn the language but that’s part of the fun,” says Trevor. In 2009, he went from Rotterdam to Berlin, following the coastal route through the Netherlands up to Hamburg then up the Elbe and Havel to Berlin, a journey of 1761 kilometers. Read more about this trip on Trevor’s website.