If you're visiting this web site, you probably already know what this
little adventure is all about, but...
On June 2, 2000, I began a ride across the United States organized by a
group called the Adventure
Cycling Association. The 93-day tour consists of a group of about
15 cyclists, and the ride will cover almost 4,500 miles: from Portland,
Oregon all the way to Williamsburg, Virginia. The ride is completely
self-contained; we carry our own gear, camp each night along the way,
share cooking and clean-up duties, etc. Adventure Cycling provides the
maps and an experienced touring cyclist as our guide.
Our ride across the United States takes us through an amazing diversity
of terrain, from the plains of the Midwest to mountains as high as
11,541 feet (at Hoosier Pass near Breckenridge, Colorado). Check out
the map page to see an overview of the route
we're taking, as well as our progress along the way. Also, have a look
at the schedule page to see a more detailed
description of our route. I'll do my best to post a few
photos from the road and hopefully write a
few words now and then to let you know how I'm doing.
To help motivate me through the physical and mental challenges of my
journey, and to make the experience more meaningful, I have decided to
raise money for the Alzheimer's
Association as part of my trip. If you would like to support this
worthy cause, have a look at the
fundraising page for details on how you
can contribute. To all of you who've already contributed, a million
thanks! Your generosity and support will help me through the tough
times ahead and make a real difference to those suffering from the
Finally, I encourage you all to SEND ME STUFF! Check out the
mailing info page for information about how to
send packages to various destinations along the way. Care packages are
always greatly appreciated!
I hope you all have a great summer! Keep your fingers crossed for clear
skies, tail winds, and strong tires...