UPDATED OCTOBER 2019
As 2020 is the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim’s landing on Cape Cod I’m extending my bike ride by 300 miles to start where they first landed. This means my journey across America really will be a journey through the history of America, slowly heading West as generations of settlers did.
This means that my current route is broadly: Cape Cod, New YHork, Washington DC, Chicago, and then West across the prairies and Rockies until I hit the Pacific, and then it will be down the coast to San Francisco.
As I won’t be carrying a tent I’m looking to make contact with people who might be able to host me for a night, or link me up with community groups who would be interested in hearing from someone who is cycling across America. I’m mapping all of these potential contacts – at the moment I’ve got some gaps that need filling. In the Eastern half of the US I’ve got lots of contacts but would love to hear from anyone in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, North Ohio, North Indiana, and Iowa.
As I head further West I have a lot less contacts – I’d love to hear from anyone in Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregan, and California.