2011 Rider Blog

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And so it ends Divya Nagpal Jul 31, 2011

I can’t believe I am sitting here in San Raphael, California. I’m amazed that this is day 70 of 72. I was thinking while riding yesterday that these hills are the last hills I will Read more…

Almost There Maggie Marek Jul 30, 2011

Tomorrow we will be arriving in San Francisco and the feeling could not be more bittersweet. Riding eleven days straight has been the most physically exhausting part of this journey. Yet rolling along the ocean, Read more…

Bike Camp visits Camp Mak-a-dream Maggie Marek Jul 19, 2011

Tomorrow we will be rolling into Portland and even I am in disbelief of the fact that we have ridden our bikes all the way here, from New York none the less. I have been Read more…

Wishes Fulfilled Divya Nagpal Jul 18, 2011

When I was younger, I would always wish on my eyelashes. Whenever I found an eyelash on my hand or on my face, I made sure to make a wish. From like age 5-15, I Read more…

Moshers Divya Nagpal Jul 15, 2011

Gotta say, I love Moshers, they are so entertaining. Eric Mosher doesn’t even know about the best part about his name haha. Today we had another great Mosh as usual. This morning we did a Read more…

Idaho Does Exist! Ron Tisdale Jul 15, 2011

We were in and out of Montana in a hurry it seemed like and we are going into Washington tomorrow morning.  We only have 15 more days of our ride and from what we are Read more…

This is just the beginning……. Divya Nagpal Jul 12, 2011

When I started touring the United States on my bicycle, I was so nervous. I had not ridden my bike in 11 years until last July when I was kindly given a bike by a Read more…

Life is Beautiful Divya Nagpal Jul 08, 2011

Wow what an amazing week. We have been in the mountains and its been lovely. I can’t remember the last time I was angry because I have been so happy and peaceful as of late. Read more…

Updates in the form of a List Gabrielle Fairbairn Jul 07, 2011

Here’s a list of some of the things that have happened the past few weeks, organized by each day’s final destination. I apologize that this isn’t an eloquent blog. Murdo, SD: I wasn’t excited to Read more…

Wild Wild West Lauren Winters Jul 07, 2011

*This post is for my mom- who I have been promising a blog for way too long.  Thank you for everything – for my bike (thank you too, dad :)), for helping with fundraising, for Read more…

Into The West Sean Madison Jul 06, 2011

My last post I was able to do was about our stay in Rochester, MN and boy oh boy how far we have come. We are finally in the west and I cannot believe it. Read more…

Gone to Look for America Maggie Marek Jul 06, 2011

It has been quite awhile since I have last blogged, I like to think that I was taking a bit of a hiatus from technology, as I have not been on the internet for more Read more…

Marc Maybaum Jul 06, 2011

It is amazing to think that the past month and a half has gone by so quickly. After an exhausting day in Yellowstone Park, I will give a bit of a quick summary since I Read more…

Contentedness on the Range Connor Ramsey Jul 05, 2011

In the time leading up to this cross country ride, I was bombarded with stories, pictures, videos, and all sorts of media that, as a whole,led me to create an abstract idea of what riding Read more…

Firework in Cody David Walder Jul 05, 2011

Yesterday it hit me, for the first time, that we had actually ridden to Wyoming from New York City. I still can’t tell if it’s been a long time or no time at all. Several Read more…

Cody WY Ron Tisdale Jul 04, 2011

We were in Cody today for a rest day and it was awesome.  We got to Cody by riding through the desert for a couple of days after dominating the Big Horn Mountains.  We were Read more…

One of the best days of my life Divya Nagpal Jul 02, 2011

Oh my gosh, I can’t even begin to describe how awesome yesterday was. I think if I try, I will ramble on so I will give you the shortcut version by way of my facebook Read more…

Mayo Clinic Connor Yanz Jul 01, 2011

Our first night into Rochester, we visited some patient living areas (an extension of the Mayo Clinic) to talk to anyone interested in sharing their stories with us, and were able to get several interviews Read more…

Hey Wyoming. Whats up? Josh Doppelt Jun 30, 2011

Well gosh I just love the west. South Dakota (some argue its credentials for being considered a western state) was un-freaking-believable. The flowing plains, lack of civilizations, and beautiful grasses made for a dizzingly and Read more…

Instead of Hiking Yang Song Jun 27, 2011

The rest day in Rapid City is a little bit messed up. I planed to hike with people but I did not make that trip. Instead, I went to the town to find a post Read more…