2012 Rider Blog

TitleAuthorDate
See you, San Francisco Shannon Cleary Aug 11, 2012

Right now I’m sitting on my plane out of San Fran trying to make time pass…(the flight has been delayed for 3 hours!)  It’s finally hitting me that the trip is actually over. After months of Read more…

Rolling on the Shoulders of Giants Kenny Shaevel Aug 07, 2012

In 2002, a ten-year-old Kenny Shaevel stumbled upon the Academy Awards while channel surfing. Fascinated by the rewarding of talent, I watched with scintillation. When Halle Berry won the Oscar for Best Actress, she spoke Read more…

Yay Learning!! Tory Cross Aug 04, 2012

First off, HOLY THREE DAYS LEFT!! It seems so insane that after 73 days together (including those hours on the train!), in 3 days, we’ll go our seperate ways. Some people are roadtripping, some flying. Read more…

Pacific Ocean! Kristen Miller Aug 02, 2012

We absolutely made it from coast to coast.  Although we have 5 days left until we cross the Golden Gate Bridge… we pedaled our way from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean.  For some reason Read more…

Take That Kristen Julianne Reynolds Jul 20, 2012

Greetings from Idaho. My friend Kristen has informed me that I am long overdue in writing a blog post and as such, have left her with little to do with her time so to conced; Read more…

Do something everyday that scares you. Tory Cross Jul 17, 2012

Today marks three weeks until the ride ends. I can’t even begin to process that at some point, the summer ends. In reality, we’ve already started our descent to San Francisco. We’re at the northern Read more…

One Of The Most Beautiful Places Kristen Miller Jul 17, 2012

Being in Yellowstone again after 12 years has been my favorite part of this trip so far.  We went camping there and the Grand Tetons for 3 weeks one summer with my family to celebrate Read more…

Read About My Great Days Here! Casey Fee Jul 17, 2012

Welcome back to civilization. Being without wi-fi and signal is a little cleansing and all went away when we rolled into Yellowstone and the days that follow, which were collectively my favorite days. On the Read more…

Thermopolis: A Beautiful Place With Beautiful People Julianne Reynolds Jul 08, 2012

Sunday: What a peculiar day this has turned out to be. I have been waiting for a Sunday event day this whole trip. Ironically though, after an unfortunate mishap with my bike yesterday, no bike Read more…

Proud To Be An American Kristen Miller Jul 08, 2012

Today absolutely blew me away.  A few of us decided since our event day fell on a Sunday that we would go to church.  We made a day out of it and dropped of laundry Read more…

South Dakota Shannon Cleary Jul 04, 2012

Right now I’m writing this from Rapid City, South Dakota! We can officially say we’ve entered the west and today is the exact halfway point for our trip. Thinking about those things alone fill me Read more…

Two thousand, two hundred, and ninety miles. Julianne Reynolds Jul 02, 2012

We’ve biked 2,290 miles. As I stare at that number, it seems less probable and more impossible. How could each pedal stroke add up to that incredulous number? It blows my mind to be honest. Read more…

The 13th State Sarah Hidder Jun 27, 2012

Today is our third night in South Dakota, the 13th state we’ve gone through on this trip. The past three days of riding were made much easier by very strong tailwinds, but today the winds Read more…

Catching Up Kristen Miller Jun 24, 2012

Just a heads up this blog might be a bunch of random, tangent thoughts because I’ve been meaning to write for days but the internet is far and in between. FIRST, I want to acknowledge Read more…

When the going gets tough… Tory Cross Jun 22, 2012

We’ve gone west! Today was the first day that I’ve looked at the map from the website in a very long time, and it blew my mind that we’ve already gone through so many blue Read more…

Hope Lodge in Rochester Yujin Lee Jun 22, 2012

I was grateful again today that I could meet people who has beautiful mind through I4k. Today we met this beautiful lady Carol who has spent 8 months at Hope Lodge. She was about to Read more…

Riding through the headwinds Jaime Ruan Jun 22, 2012

Finally, we are in Rochester, Minnesota. We climbed up the Mississippi Valley yesterday and I would say that it was totally worth it. The view from the top was awesomee!! Now, the hills are coming Read more…

100 Miles. Uphill. Into the wind. Ashley Young Jun 22, 2012

Throughout this summer we have had a few days that have been especially tough. The long days when the wind is gusting at 30 mph, it is an average of 93 degrees, and the hills Read more…

My Hero Julianne Reynolds Jun 21, 2012

As I sit here in the lap of luxury in a coffee shop with a drink, wi-fi, and chamois-less shorts; today has left me with a lot to think about. (If you know me, you Read more…

The West Awaits Sarah Hidder Jun 20, 2012

We are now in La Crosse Wisconsin, and tomorrow we will be crossing the border into the 12th state of this trip, Minnesota. The first 1/3 of the trip has really flow by, and it’s Read more…