It has been nine days of riding, twelve since I left home. I have crossed seven state lines. I have biked 477 miles and worked on three different build sites.
The 31 other riders are amazing- smart, talented, courageous and determined. While we all have a couple common interests- invested in the affordable housing and like to bike- our reasons for being here are all so personal and unique.
There is a reason why we decided to bike across the country instead of say… Drive.
We are learning a lot, and it isn’t easy. It’s exhausting.
There is something special about seeing the land by experiencing it through body.
We pass farm stands and roadside hotdog stands and children selling lemonade.
One thing is for sure- America loves baked pasta dishes and sheet cakes (we have had six so far).