Bicycle Journey Progress

The journey begins on April 5th and ends on June 20, 2012

Ride Progress: COMPLETE!
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Route

Our idea is to cross the United States on a bicycle, from East to West, starting in Charleston, SC and finishing in San Francisco, CA. It will be a 3500 miles/5600 kilometers ride.

But we won't just go in a straight line. We have planned our route taking into account places we would like to visit, the inclination, average temperature, availability of critical resources such as food and water, and more. The final plot is what you see in the following map:



We then decided to divide the route in three parts:
Part 1: Preparations, getting used to life on a bike, facing first challenges;
Part 2: Long stretch of very little to be seen. Ride as much as possible everyday.
Part 3: Main touristic points, cities and national parks.

Here is how this division looks on the map:


Key points we want to visit

These is the list of touristic points, parks and cities we plan to visit:
  • Charleston, SC
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Memphis, TN
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Williams, AZ
  • Grand Canyon Village, AZ
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Blythe, CA
  • Desert Center, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Bakersfield, CA
  • Fresno, CA
  • Yosemite Valley, CA
  • Oakland, CA
  • San Francisco, CA

As you might imagine, a great deal of effort has gone into planning each step of the way. We hope this information will help others attempting a similar journey.

Soon we will post here the detailed information on where we will be on each day of our journey.