2012 Rider Blog

TitleAuthorDate
Train Time Ashley Young May 31, 2012

Today is day six. I no longer keep track of the date or day of the week. In this i4k world, we are in a time warp. It seems like weeks have passed since we Read more…

The moments Yujin Lee May 31, 2012

It has been more than a half year being a I4ker. I already miss people I have met through the organization, people who told me their sincere stories. There was this lady who talked to Read more…

The Ones You’re With Kenny Shaevel May 31, 2012

For most of my life my parents have strived for me to be “cultured.” Many a trip were taken to Chicago’s cultural institutions. One of the most common activities was a trip to see the Read more…

I4K Life Tricia Maybaum May 31, 2012

So we made it to DC! So far we have seen numerous states that I have never been to like New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Washington DC. The trip has been amazing and Read more…

And the Adventure Begins! Lola McQueen May 31, 2012

New York to D.C. in five days. I can’t believe this just happened! I have to say that none of the training I did back in Illinois prepared me for the hills of Maryland but Read more…

Five Days Down Sarah Hidder May 31, 2012

It is day six of our 74 day trekk across the United States, and we are all enjoying a much needed day of rest after our first five days of cycling. We’ve made it from Read more…

“People helping People” Connor Wilson May 31, 2012

So we have been on this trip for 6 days now. And I must say I am absolutely blown away by the generosity displayed by the different hosts we have had. They have opened their Read more…

Sup? Patrick Ruane May 31, 2012

Hello, anybody that may end up actually reading this (in other words my mom). This will be my first update to this here page and boy I have some news to share. I’m writing from Read more…

A taste of home – I4K does DC Paul Organ May 31, 2012

Yesterday afternoon, as my group rode down Pennsylvania Avenue towards the White House, it finally hit me that what I had been envisioning for months had become a reality. As a student at George Washington Read more…

Where we stand Alexandre Massey May 31, 2012

Today we arrived in Washington DC after five days of bike riding. It has definitely been the journey of a lifetime, though we still have the majority of our journey ahead of us. I’d like Read more…

Illini 4000 – DC Marcus Eck May 31, 2012

The past five days have been a time warp. It’s been interesting and we’ve been busy. Biking all day, events and chores fill our days entirely. Today we have our first rest day in DC Read more…

Keep Pedaling Jaime Ruan May 31, 2012

Day 5!! We have arrived in Washington, DC. In the past few days, we’ve been climbing REAL intense hills. I really have to admit that Illinois hills are nothing compared to these. I would have Read more…

Day 5 Already? Casey Fee May 31, 2012

Well snap, we’re all ready in DC. I have already had some amazing experiences that I will never forget. The kindness of people we don’t even know has amazed me. For example, on Tuesday it Read more…

What a Day Tory Cross May 26, 2012

Through the entire time after finals, and the entire time after everything we’ve seen and done and all of that, I’ve said, “Maybe when we ride for the first day, it’ll finally feel real.” I Read more…

New York, New York Julianne Reynolds May 25, 2012

So here we are on the eve of this “thing” with no school, work, or the like to occupy our brains.  Much time, effort, and sheer determination has led up to this point but it Read more…

The East is Calling Shannon Cleary May 22, 2012

So tomorrow’s the day I’ll pack up a few belongings, toss them into a rucksack, and head out of here on a train to New York City.  I remembered when I first interviewed to be Read more…

Making A Difference Kristen Miller May 12, 2012

Today I left U of I as a graduated senior.  Driving away from campus knowing I was not going to be back next year was as bittersweet as it gets.  The bitterness portion is obvious Read more…

Realizations Tricia Maybaum May 01, 2012

As I sit in the education building trying to finish up my last two weeks worth of homework, I can’t help but be distracted with the realization that in 25 days I will be biking Read more…

Reconnecting with the Cause Kenny Shaevel Apr 30, 2012

We’ve been training for the trip for a long time. Trips to the ARC have been going on since November, twice a week since January, and we’ve been riding like crazy since we got back Read more…

A Day In the Life. Ashley Young Apr 29, 2012

This morning we completed our ‘day in the life ride’. We headed off of campus at 7am yesterday, rode some 90 miles throughout Indiana, ended the day off at the Fairmount Methodist Church, and rode Read more…