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.
Posts Tagged ‘cross country’
Kathy has been riding her bike long distances since 1994. She’s cycled the Santa Fe Trail, biked throughout New England, spun along the Natchez Trace, pedaled the Lewis and Clark Trail, and cycled the length of the Mississippi River. In 2000, she took 2 months to go cross-country from California to Virginia and wrote a book called “How Big Are The Pancakes?” about the journey. In June 2010, she’s heading out to cross the U.S.A. again and you can find out more on her Bicycle Touring Tales website.
We meet a lot of cyclists but few are quite as inspiring as this family. Dan, Alison, Sonia and Gus cycled across America as a family in 2008 – a journey made all the more impressive by their incredibly positive outlook on life and the challenges posed by Alison’s MS. Definitely make time to read their blog, Shut Up and Pedal.