Hello Arizona!

Saturday, March 7th – We have been on the road for a week now, and what a week! We crossed the state of California, biked more than 200 miles and had ramen noodles and tuna fish mixed together for breakfast (it tasted amazing, everything tastes amazing when you bike all day). Tonight, we are wild…

Jacumba to El Centro

Yesterday (March 3rd) we biked from Pine Valley to Jacumba, a tiny town in the South of California a hundred foot from the Mexican border. We rode along the border wall, dystopian vibes. I had never seen so many border patrol cars along the road, they just kept passing by in their white pickup trucks….

Waking up in Pine Valley, CA

Well well we climbed up to 3500 feet to get to Pine Valley. My legs are officially gone and I am constantly hungry but we spent our first night in a motel and I am so grateful for the luxury of sleeping in a bed. Today is March 3rd and after a great night of…

Alpine, CA: beer break and warm showers

Sunday, March 1st – This day started with a giant breakfast at Denny’s in Santee, CA, we needed calories for the climb to come. From Santee, we biked to Alpine (~2000 feet elevation). After a long and painful climb, we made it to Alpine under the rain. This is usually a good sign to stop…

Today is the day!

Yesterday (February 29th) was my first taste of California. We (Noreen and Mary, the traveling biker buddies) spent the night at Erin’s. She welcomed us like queens: delicious guacamole with San Diego avocados, homemade orange juice after picking the oranges from her garden and warm showers! What a way to start this journey. Around 9:30am,…

A little bit about the Southern Tier Route

During this journey across the United States, I will cross the following 8 states: California (~270 mi.) Arizona (~467 mi.) New Mexico (~273 mi.) Texas (~970 mi.) Louisiana (~352 mi.) Mississippi (~155 mi.) Alabama (~95 mi.) Florida (~460 mi.) The Southern Tier Bicycle Route provided by Adventure Cyclist Association “offers a wide variety of terrain,…