Leg 1: West Coast, Best Coast

Starting today I’ve decided to try to do a weekly breakdown of my upcoming year-long bicycle ride. Anna and I will be leaving next April after the Lucidity Festival and ride 50-100 miles a day or so visiting the lower 48 states, a few Canadian provinces, and whatever cities and sites we decide are interesting. We are encouraging people to ride with us for as much as they can (more on that in another post) and are basically living by Burning Man’s 10 Principles, particularly Gifting, Radical Inclusion, Radical Self-Reliance, Immediacy, and Leaving No Trace.

Leg 1


So, here is our beautiful tentative Leg 1 Route. It is about 2,000 miles and will take about 50 days (including days off in cities we want to explore).

Of course, any of this could change on a day-to-day basis but this route allows us to visit sites and people that are interesting to us. Here is a short list of some of the things we are looking forward to seeing/experiencing:

  • Lucidity Festival
  • San Francisco (Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, etc)
  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
  • Lots of breweries and wineries
  • Redwoods
  • Crater Lake
  • Proxy Falls
  • Multnomah Falls
  • Red & Black Cafe
  • MxPx Hometown
  • Space Needle
  • Point Roberts

If you have recommendations for this approximate route I’d love to hear them… or if you want to host or know someone with a soft couch we are also always looking for new friends and family.

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