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WELCOME TO THE PACIFIC COAST BICYCLE TOUR
The day has finally come. I have been wanting to share this exciting news with you guys for a while now but I wanted to be sure to iron out all of the details before releasing my plans for an upcoming Pacific Coast Bicycle Tour!
Yes, that’s right. I’m riding my bicycle down the entire Pacific coast of the United States!
Originally, my plans were to do this bicycle tour on my own. Not because I wanted to ride solo, but because I don’t know too many people who have the flexibility to take off work for 4-6 weeks with no specific date of return.
Coincidentally enough one of my best friends arrived back home a couple months ago and when he heard my plans of riding the Pacific Coast, he was instantly on board. All I can say is that things happen for a reason and I couldn’t be happier with his decision to join me on this trip.
I’m so excited to get the opportunity to cruise the coast with one of my best childhood friends. What an incredible adventure this is going to be.
On May 1st, Will and I will be flying out to Seattle, WA. From there we’ll be cruising out to the coast before heading south on the Pacific Coast Highway through Washington, Oregon and California until we reach the border of Mexico.
We will be camping in a small two person tent for a good chunk of the journey. That is, unless you want to host us! If you would be interested in hosting us at some point along our route, please be sure to reach out.
WHY A BICYCLE TOUR?
I’m sure you’re probably asking yourself why anyone in their right mind would want to ride a bicycle that far? Well, here’s some of the many reasons that we’re doing this tour.
1. We’re doing this for the people out there who can’t.
You see, I’m usually the one who will tell you that anybody can do anything they want in life as long as they commit to it. Sadly, this is not always the case. There are people out there who have lost limbs, suffered a brain injury, have been diagnosed cancer, are physically or mentally disabled and the list goes on.
To those of you who have always dreamed of doing something in your life but cannot due to a handicap of any sort, we are doing this for you!
We’re also doing this for the following people which I know both directly and indirectly:
- My cousin David who recently passed away from cancer at 38 years old.
- My ex co-worker Grace who suffered a small stroke a few months ago.
- A friend of a friend who passed away at the age of 40 years old leaving two young kids behind.
- Will’s close friend who just lost both of his legs in a car accident late last year.
- My fathers life long friend who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
- My close friends in Egypt that wake up each day and strive to be successful in an oppressive country with little to no work, money or support.
- Benjamin Breedlove
- and so many more…
2. We love a challenge!
This is going to be quite the challenge! Neither of us ever imagined that we would drive the Pacific Coast never mind ride a bicycle down it.
This will not only be our first time riding a bicycle long distance, but it will also be our first time actually camping on a trip of this nature. Sure, we have both spent nights in a tent at a campground in our younger years, but we’re not talking about spending the night. We’re talking about living out of a small, lightweight, two-person tent for 5-6 weeks.
3. Because I can!
I am one of the luckiest guys on Earth and I try to remind myself of that each and every morning when I wake up. I’m fortunate to have a sharp mind, fully functioning body parts, a supportive family and the ability to travel the world. That, my friends, is a life beyond extraordinary.
I know that I can do anything I put my mind to and we’re going to end up at the border of Mexico one way or another with photos to prove it.
4. To stay fit…
One of my biggest passions other than travel is fitness. When I’m not out and about exploring I’m usually either out running or doing a killer bodyweight workout of some sort.
The only thing I can hope for is that I come back from this trip with a six pack and legs like Redwood trees.
We would love for you to come join us on a segment of our Pacific Coast bike trip. If you live out on the west coast and you’re interested in riding a portion of the trip with us, feel free to give us a shout!
I’ve secretly wanted to do a bicycle tour for about a year now. I’ve sat back and watched experienced bicycle tourers like Darren Alff, Joshua Rothery and other inspirational travelers who have cycled the Pacific Coast, the Atlantic Coast, across the US, Europe, Africa and beyond.
Over the course of the last few months, I have chatted with Darren and others about my upcoming trip and everyone has provided me with extremely insightful tips along the way. Thanks, guys!
Well that just about wraps up the introduction of my upcoming Pacific Coast Cycling Tour. Next up, you’ll learn a little bit more about our gear, the route, our plans for this trip, and so much more. Stay tuned!