2013 Rider Blog

TitleAuthorDate
The Final State Sarah Eisenberg Aug 08, 2013

Our first day riding in California was truly a memorable one. The views and downhills were absolutely breathtaking. The downhill views rivaled that of Chamberlain, SD. The climbs were tough, but we had a great Read more…

New to Nevada Sarah Eisenberg Aug 08, 2013

Not even a mile into our ride out of Wendover, UT, we hit the state line of Nevada. We had been warned about Nevada the previous days, so we approached with care. Though we had Read more…

Utah – less than 1,000 miles! Sarah Eisenberg Aug 08, 2013

I was really excited to take on a relatively flat 107 mile day with two of my close girl friends on the team. We passed the time on the road by singing, telling stories, and Read more…

Fun in the Sun….Or Not… Rebekah Munaretto Jul 22, 2013

I smell bad. Everything I own smells. Every article of clothing, even those that I haven’t worn yet, have been permeated by the smell. I haven’t taken a shower for days, if a quick hose Read more…

A Stung Pride Rebekah Munaretto Jul 19, 2013

Riding your bike across the country can teach you a lot of things you never knew about yourself. You get to know your limits and how you can go much farther than you think you Read more…

Just 2 Days in Idaho Sarah Eisenberg Jul 17, 2013

I was blown away by the immense love and support we received while in Idaho. On our ride in, we recieved good news after good news. At our first rest stop, 20 miles in, after climbing the Read more…

Onward to Idaho Sarah Eisenberg Jul 17, 2013

From Cody, we made our way into Yellowstone National Park, where we would be spending 2 days. The ride was a long and hot 80 miles. Upon entering the park, we made about a 3 Read more…

Wow Wyoming Sarah Eisenberg Jul 15, 2013

After leaving Gillette, WY, we continued westward to Buffalo, WY. We met some amazing people there who fed us a great dinner and shared with us their stories about living with cancer. We woke up the Read more…

hello, idaho Heather Norris Jul 14, 2013

We entered Idaho yesterday, and let’s just say that it has been beyond amazing. Upon crossing the border, we were greeted only five miles later by a lovely cafe in Victor, ID who offered us Read more…

[Journal] Day 8; Boonsboro, MD – Everett, PA Je Won Hong Jul 13, 2013

“He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.” – Proverbs 18:22 It was the year of 2008. I was taking a summer in S.Korea. It was a great Read more…

[Journal] Day 7; Washington DC – Boonsboro, MD Je Won Hong Jul 07, 2013

“Everytime I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.” – H.G. Wells The path to Boonsboro was not an easy one. My team got lost Read more…

We’ll Climb a Little Higher Rebekah Munaretto Jul 07, 2013

Today, I conquered a mountain. That’s right, I pedaled my brains out for thirty-six miles on a 7% incline for over 5,000 feet of elevation. I climbed a vertical mile today. Even as I write Read more…

Celebrating America on the Road Sarah Eisenberg Jul 04, 2013

This morning, we left Newcastle, WY on an 80 mile ride, destination Gillette, Wyoming. The ride was certainly a lot less hilly than our previous day. It was relaxing and allowed for great conversations amongst Read more…

[Journal] Day 6; Event Day, Washington DC Je Won Hong Jul 04, 2013

“Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests.” – Charles A. Lindbergh   Once upon a time, an exchange student from S.Korea had a tour of East Coast of Read more…

Forever west Heather Norris Jul 04, 2013

Greetings and happy Fourth of July from Gillette, Wyoming! I am writing this blog during a thunderstorm. This is the first year I have not seen fireworks on the Fourth of July, due to the Read more…

We are in Wyoming! Sarah Eisenberg Jul 04, 2013

The past few days coming out of South Dakota and entering Wyoming have been unbelievable, both unbelievably beautiful and unbelievably hard. We had a great event day in Rapid City spent at our first campsite. Read more…

So Much South Dakota Sarah Eisenberg Jul 01, 2013

South Dakota is a place I have been hearing about for the past 4 years from a great friend of mine, Gina Althoff. I never expected I would have the opportunity to spend a week Read more…

Reflections on Wisconsin Sarah Eisenberg Jul 01, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised by my time spent riding through Wisconsin. We started out in Lake Geneva, where we stayed right on the lake at a past rider’s house. The main street leading up to Read more…

“Let us never take our gifts for granted” Catherine Kemp Jun 27, 2013

It’s so hard to believe that we’re already in South Dakota! Today, Day 34, marked the halfway point of our journey. We’ve gotten into a routine of wake up, eat, cycle, eat, laugh, cycle, eat, Read more…

It’s been a while.. Jordan Orr Jun 27, 2013

It’s been over two weeks since my last blog post, and there isn’t enough time in my day after biking to recap it all in great detail. That being said, I will try harder to Read more…