Sunday, January 15, 2012

New Route Nearly Finished

I will leave Kodiak on the Alaska Marine Highway.  I will arrive in Homer, Alaska and ride up through Soldotna, Kenai, Anchorage, Palmer, and Wasilla before backtracking to Whittier, Alaska.  There I'll take the Alaska Marine Highway to Juneau, AK.  Then another ferry to Ketchikan before heading down to Bellingham, Washington.

I'll travel through Washington,  Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.  I am using the Adventure Cyclist established trans-America route with modifications to bring me in proximity to 515 Subway restaurants.  I hope to get local sponsorship of most of them.

It might even be better to get corporate sponsorship for the whole trip.  That may be hoping too high.  One thing is for sure.  I have already learned how to:
  • Budget;
  • Identify and acquire needed assets and resources;
  • Establish professional communications with business;
  • Establish relationships with bicycle clubs and shops across America;
  • Design and implement a marketing plan; and 
  • Research and study American geography and history.
I hope to grow my skills of film and recording proper sound along the way.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Key West to Anchorage Bike Ride 2007

Key West to Anchorage Bike Ride 2007

These riders traveled a similar route in 2007 for a "Live Strong" fund raiser.

I have not been able to contact them yet for their maps.  I will keep trying.  Do you know who these bikers are?

Check out my route!

It doesn't look that long on a map!

Riding Across America 1975 Style

This video is 14 minutes long.  This trip was sponsored by JCPenney to promote a state of the art disc rear brake. I am showing this blog to establish that the ride I propose is not novel.  Riding across America has been done by all ages from all corners of the country.  I love the fact that a trip like this will allow time to be up close and personal with the people and the environment of every mile I travel.

George Makrino's Blog: Great Resource

I have been reading through Makrino's blog on riding across America.  Although his route is west to east and mine is basically northwest to southeast, the planning is basically the same.

I like how he broke down each leg of his trip.  I have copied his chart here below.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Maps and links to bike tour related websites will be posted in this segment of my blog! I will also be including the maps I use and hopefully have an interface on here that allows you to track me when the time comes.