It was a long 117 miles to get from Birmingham to Huntsville. We left Birmingham at 6:30 in the morning & the first group got to Huntsville at 5:30 in the evening. The elevation was more than what we had conquered so far & the distance made the ride even more difficult. We had an […]

Whenever a peer or professor asked me about my dream job in college, I always replied with the name Anthony Bourdain. He represented everything I love – travelling the world, exploring new cuisines, engaging with communities, learning and conversing about culture, history, and politics. I have an equal passion for the world of fashion, which […]

Our day today was even shorter than yesterday, a mere 50 miles! We left early from Tuscaloosa & made it to the Hueytown Baptist Church early in the day. After cleaning our bikes, we headed over to Planet Fitness to take showers before dinner. We didn’t have plans for dinner, but our teammate, Revanth’s parents […]

It was a short 65 miles from Columbus, MS over the state line to Tuscaloosa, AL today. Early on in the ride, we were greeted at the state line by a wonderful donation from Sonic that provided a sandwich to each rider. We all ate a burger at 9:30 & it fueled the day. We […]

Day 10: Rest Day in Wichita, KS After settling into the homes of our generous hosts, we woke up refreshed and ready to explore Wichita. We had the freedom of a completely open schedule. Many of us worked on our computers or read in local coffee shops. Later in the day, some of us relaxed […]

After several smooth miles on the Natchez Trace Parkway, the team made our way back to the busy roads on our way to Columbus. Not only did we encounter missteps in directions, but also a particularly horrific gravel road. After 80 long miles in the heat, we were glad to make it to Vibrant Church, […]

Today’s ride took us out of Jackson & north to Kosciusko. For 50 of the 65 miles we rode, we were on the famous Natchez Trace Parkway, an incredibly smooth & scenic road that runs from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN. The parkway is a popular road for cyclists because of its quality & beauty. […]

Today was an 80-mile ride from McComb to Jackson, the capitol of Mississippi. We rode incredibly well & knocked out those 80-miles in around 7 hours total & got to Jackson early enough to visit a local restaurant, Hoppers & Havanas, recommended by our host. Tonight, we get the incredible luxury of staying with 2015 […]

We already crossed into a new state! Today we rode from New Orleans to McComb, Mississippi. Along the way, we got stuck in the rain & were very frustrated because we have been stopped so many times in the past few days because of rain, but we were able to take shelter in the Tangipahoa […]

On Day 0, I woke up at 3:30am – without an alarm clock. I stared at the ceiling, stomach churning with apprehension. How do you even fathom the idea that you’re going to bike across a continent? How does that make any logical sense? Every day would be a new road, a new destination, a […]