We enjoyed a laid back morning at the hostel full of pool games and good laughs. We later explored a market containing a variety of international local vendors and satisfied our curiosities with a “shrub” drink (it’s okay—not what it sounds like) and delicious maple cookies. Growing hungrier by the minute, we bought lunch and ate it over an intense card game in the park. Towards the end of the day, we wandered through a beautiful castle and ate a crazy good dinner at El Furniture Warehouse. Now, everyone is psyched to get to Olympic and experience what a national park has to offer! ~Written by Trekker Mike
Today the Across America Trekkers logged 75 miles, starting in Pinehurst, Idaho, and ending in Saint Regis, Montana. Today marked not only a new state, but also a new time zone! They climbed the steep I-90 grade to Lookout Pass and got Oreo ice cream at the top (also the state line) to celebrate. Nice work!
Anxious bikers assembled this morning in Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan at 8 a.m. for the beginning of their 16 day, 400+ mile adventure up the Hudson Valley, through the Adirondacks, cornering Vermont, and into Quebec, Canada to Montreal. The adventure started with a short train ride out of NYC with all their bikes and equipment to Dobbs Ferry. There several more Trekkers joined the group and they played some ice-breaker games, talked about bike safety & rules of the road and then headed north along the Saw Mill River Bike Trail. Today they have an easy 20 mile ride to Croton Point Park Campground on the Hudson River.
Today we started from Wompatuck State Park, it wasn’t as difficult as we thought even though it was a 33+ mile day. It was awesome when people were kind and generous and let us use their hoses for water. It’s so cool when we stop and people tell us their stories about when they used to bike tour, it’s really encourages everyone and it’s cool that adults are impressed with us when we tell them what we’re doing! We accidentally kicked a ball into a fire last night, which became the evening entertainment as we watched it sadly deflate. We had ice cream and are on our way to the beach! – written by Trekkers Josie and Spencer
The Across America Trekkers did their longest mileage yet today: 83 miles! They coasted smoothly along bike path in Idaho following route I-90. They had time to stop for a nice picnic lunch where they used the swings and took a nap, and for ice cream on the way to their campsite in Pinehurst, ID. They plan to cross the border into Montana some time tomorrow morning!
Trekkers met this morning in Boston for their 14 day, 250+ mile adventure out to the tip of Cape Cod. After a brief train ride from Boston to North Scituate on the MBTA commuter line the bikers will have a picnic lunch and get to know each other playing some ice-breaking games. After a talk about bike safety and rules of the road the group will bike 7 miles to Wompatuck State Park campground. Over the next 2 weeks the group will visit Plymouth Rock, Martha’s Vineyard, Hyannis, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown, ending with a day in historic, trendy Boston.
Today was our longest day with a 60 mile ride from Vancouver to Victoria. The morning was hard with a strong head wind but it was made better by a bald eagle sighting. After a long ferry ride we took a nice bike path to our hostel. We were delighted to see Harlan as we arrived. We ate some delicious pizza and went to bed. Happy Canada Day! Written by Trekker Nadia
This morning we were afforded a leisurely 8:30 wake up in the first beds that we have slept in for a while. The Samesun Hostel provided a luxurious breakfast of bagels and muffins, followed by the first modern laundry of the trip. After a relaxing morning we kickstarted our activities with a Greek lunch. After getting our bikes from the hostel we took some very light bikes to Granville Island. The island had an awesome market which was fun to just explore and walk around while also observing street performers. We went from Granville to Stanley Park, where we found the Lost Lagoon and curved frisbees around trees. We topped the day off with some modified Buffalo mac & cheese. Tomorrow we look forward to our longest ride of 55 miles, arriving in Victoria, and being in Canada for Canada Day. ~Written by Trekker Cole
Today the Trekkers did an awesome job on some really tough hills as they moved through the Rocky Mountains! The ride was tough but the views sure were beautiful. They also met some really nice locals from Idaho, one of whom says he is in touch with Savannah Guthrie and plans to put them on the Today Show when they arrive in New York.
The Across America Trekkers logged 50 miles today. They traveled along Route 12 in Idaho with steep sweeping mountains to their right and the beautiful Clearwater River to their left the whole way. The Trekkers are looking forward to logging a good chunk of mileage tomorrow as they make their way to Missoula over the next few days.