Our route across the United States began in San Francisco, CA on September 9th, and finished in Colombia, SC on December 10th.
Based on a series of cross-country bike routes designed by Adventure Cycling Association, our route was designed to take us to as many public lands as possible. These lands include National Parks, National Monuments, National Forests, State Parks, Wildlife Areas, and more.
Some of the federal public lands we visited, if not all of them, were
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA
Eldorado National Forest, CA
Great Basin National Park, NV
Dixie National Forest, UT
Zion National Park, UT
Red Cliffs National Conservation Area, UT
Cedar Breaks National Monument, UT
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, UT
Capitol Reef National Park, UT
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, UT
Bears Ears National Monument, UT
Natural Bridges National Monument, UT
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Kaibab National Forest, AZ
Coconino National Forest, AZ
Prescott National Forest, AZ
Tonto National Forest, AZ
Tonto National Monument, AZ
Gila National Forest, NM
Big Bend National Park, TX
Amistad National Recreation Area, TX
Sam Houston National Forest, TX
De Soto National Forest, MS
Gulf Islands National Seashore, FL
Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, FL
Over the course of the ride, we GeoTagged photos to an online, interactive map each day. This allowed followers to see how far along in the route we are, as well as let them explore the sites of the country right along with us.
Click on the image below to explore this map!
Thank you to Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Ed Brands at the University of Minnesota-Morris for designing this online site for us!