"Yes I know 4200 miles
is a lot, and there are shorter ways to cross the country; but what
the heck-remember, it's not about the destination, but it's about
the journey. It's about seeing and experiencing small town USA,
national parks, small cafes, little stops, ice cream shops, meeting
people, and seeing our country-not on a whirlwind through the window
of a car, but mile by mile, from the seat of a bicycle, and by
staying in approximately 60 different towns. It's a celebration of
what makes our country tick, the blessings we've been given; and, a
celebration of life, while, hopefully, making a difference, in a
small way!! I've had the chance to see a lot of the world, but not
much of our country, and really look forward to seeing a heck of a
lot of it this summer, and would love to do so with friends."
Erika is one of our charity riders on tour this year who
comes to us via the Bay Area in California . She is raising funds
for Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation to honor her mother who passed
away and support friends who have been diagnosed with the disease.
She has raised almost $50,000 in donations. Congratulations, Erika!
Erika celebrated her 40th birthday on tour this year, in
Dillion, Montana to be exact. She was also part of the fearsome ice
cream foursome that stopped for a cone almost every single day on