This is a website designed to document our cross country bike tour. The plan is to start the journey in San Francisco and end in Washington D.C. The starting time will be in late February or early March of 2013. There are four of us going on the trip. One of the riders is Ryan. He is a paraplegic and will be riding a hand cycle. This is a huge achievement, because it is very difficult to ride a hand cycle for long periods of time. And he must face other obstacles that people with full mobility don't have to worry about.
Ryan has been planning and training for this trip for more than six months. During the warmer months he would go on up to six rides a week. Usually with two to three long distance rides of 40+ miles. He still rides with his friends whenever he gets the chance, but in the colder months it is only possible to get in two or three rides a week. To make up for the missed exercise, he has been training with weights. He mostly works on strengthening specific muscles in order to increase endurance and stamina for ride.
We have been saving all the money possible for this ride, but still don't quite have enough for everything we need. If you choose to make a donation, it will go towards making this trip a possibility. The money will be used for: spare parts, lodging, food, transportation home and other necessities. There is a donate button below. Please donate however much you are comfortable with. Every little bit helps. If you want to help out by offering us a place to stay on the route or would like to ride with us along the way, feel free to email us. We are excited to meet new people along the way, and appreciate the hospitality of the people we have met or heard from so far.
This Web page is a work in progress, so check up regularly for changes. We will be updating it whenever we get a chance along the ride as well. We hope to have many great pictures and video clips with every update.
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