Category: Bike Adventure

A day (or four) in the van – Aaron and Melissa

A day (or four) in the van – Aaron and Melissa

After a fall that left him a bit bruised and unable to effectively squeeze his brakes, Aaron Alaman had to sit a few days out of the bike ride, instead riding along in the support van while he healed. But he plans on riding into D.C. Saturday. Good luck Aaron! Almost a week after Aaron’s […]

Sweeping to Williamsport – By Sarah Doren

Sweeping to Williamsport – By Sarah Doren

Today we traveled from Paw Paw, W. Va. to Williamsport, Md. The ride was about 58 miles on the C & O Canal trail. Harley (my bike) has really been enjoying the trails. It’s not often a road bike gets to be used like a mountain bike! During today’s ride I shared the “sweeping” responsibility with Abby. It […]

It's all downhill from there — really! – By Tony Campbell

It's all downhill from there — really! – By Tony Campbell

Yesterday we crested the Eastern Continental Divide, spending the night in Frostburg, Md. From there, as the elevation chart shows, it really was all downhill to Paw Paw, W.Va., today’s destination, especially the first 16 miles from Frostburg to Cumberland on the C & O Trail. So today was looking like an easy day. For […]

Greater Allegheny Trail to Maryland – By Leah Gay

Greater Allegheny Trail to Maryland – By Leah Gay

Hello everyone! Today was Day 9 of our adventure. We started at 8 a.m., earlier than any other day so far this summer. We had a 76-mile ride ahead of us, 70 of which were uphill, and we had a scheduled presentation to make at our next destination, so it was a good thing we […]

Segment 2 begins! – By Abby Ayers

Segment 2 begins! – By Abby Ayers

Day 8 – Pittsburgh to Connellsville We set off from Pittsburgh this morning after a well-deserved and very appreciated rest day in the city. We lost Nate Aron and Olivia Kilian the previous day but were comforted by the arrival of two new riders, Tony Campbell and Sarah Doren. The day was uneventful, albeit scenic. Sarah […]

A day off!

A day off!

Riders had a bit of a break today. Instead of biking extreme distances, the team visited the sites of Pittsburgh and went kayaking in the Allegheny River.  In the morning, Redeemer Episcopal Church allowed Ryan and the bikers to introduce themselves and describe the purpose of this more-than-a-bike-ride trip.  We’re raising $250,000 to eliminate poverty […]

Pittsburgh: The City of Champions – By Chris Cosby

Pittsburgh: The City of Champions – By Chris Cosby

Our sixth day of riding took us into Pittsburgh, THE city of Champions. Okay, I had to add that for the benefit of all the Ohio riders on the trip. I am partial; I lived here for 20 years, so it did feel like coming home, even though I moved away four years ago. Check […]

Eight things you might not know about the Bike Adventure – Kyle Halat

Eight things you might not know about the Bike Adventure – Kyle Halat

Hi, I am Kyle M. Halat AKA “the route guy.” I am from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA and I am cursed with bad luck on bike repairs. I have had four flats, one blowout, and have had to replace a tire in less than a week of pedaling. Today, my duty for the blog is to inform, […]