Take a pristine sheet of printer paper, shiny and uncreased, and on it drop a single speck of ink, no larger than the period at the end of this sentence. Now look. Try as you might, you can’t seem to look at anything but that little, black dot. It doesn’t matter how perfect and clean […]

Had a fantastic day yesterday preparing for and volunteering at the 2018 Tribute Gala at the Hyatt Regency Austin. We welcomed home the 2018 riders and celebrated Texas 4000’s 15th year of being the organization that shares hope, charity, and knowledge to those across North America. It was a great way to kick off the semester and […]

Hello All, I am sitting here in my college house, 12 days since crossing the finish line in Anchorage, Alaska. I’m all moved back in, and soon enough the busyness of school and normal life will pick up. I thought if I let some time pass by before writing this, some great truths about myself […]

Day 49: Burns Lake to Smithers, BC, 89 miles We awoke to an amazing breakfast complete with hash browns this morning. We said farewell to our memorable hosts in a teary ride dedication circle and headed to Smithers. The rain and cold started off bad and honestly just got worse throughout the day. We couldn’t […]

It is Day 55/70 – only 15 more days left until Anchorage! CANADA! It’s been a Canadream! It’s wild to me how the longer we have been on the road, the more beautiful the sights have been. After the unexpected beauty of Montana lakes and trees, we ventured into the vast canola fields of Alberta, […]

This past month has been much different than the first few weeks of the ride. After Colorado, we crossed into Utah, where we had our first camping night in Dinosaur National Monument. Another highlight in UT was Provo, where we got to discuss Mormonism and other faiths with our hosts. From there, we traveled into […]

We are now officially into the part of the ride where we get to climb mountains! We’re out in the Northern Canadian Rockies getting out butts kicked. Today’s ride was 87 miles with 6,000 feet of climbing & while it was challenging, it was absolutely stunning. The view from the top of a mountain makes […]

The 110 mile ride was done entirely in 70-80 degree, sunny weather. It was a miracle. We saw beautiful views & started climbing the northern rockies. Since Dawson Creek, the team has been traveling exclusively on the Alaska Highway & will continue to until we turn south toward Anchorage in Tok. We got to Ft. […]

The day started out rough & proved to be quite challenging very quickly. It was pouring rain when we started out & it did not lighten up until about mile 40. By then, we were soaked & numb, many of us off the bike. At mile 60, the final group remaining decided we couldn’t suffer […]

We only had 50 miles to ride to get to Fort St. John, so we took our time. The weather cleared up & the views were absolutely stunning. Even after taking the time to enjoy the day, we rolled into the Rotarian RV Park in Fort St. John with plenty of time to spare. When […]