Today is our transition day. Our house sitter has arrived, the bags are packed. We thought you might find it interesting to know more about the folks we’ll be spending the summer with. From the provided material we have gleaned the following information:

Number of Cross-Country Riders: 37
Number of Support Staff:  14
Youngest Rider: 17
Oldest Rider:  75

Age Breakdown

Under 20:        1
20 – 29:          7
30 – 39:          4
40 – 49:          6
50 – 59:          20
60 – 69:          23
70 & over:      4

10 to 40 Additional Riders will join each Cross-State Segment and we will average 60+ riders per tour (Including the support staff).

Eleven Coast-to-Coast riders have ridden a previous Cycle America tour. Two of these riders will complete their series of Coast-to-Coast segments. One rider has ridden Coast-to-Coast before and enjoyed it so much, they decided to ride it again. There are riders from 16 states and 9 other countries including:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • England
  • France
  • Israel
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

Coast to Coast kickoff orientation

We finally have some faces to put with some of these facts after our first meal and first meeting with this new community. We’ve already met people from South Africa, Vermont, a family from London and a tandem couple from Chicago. That’s the tour director, Greg, picture on the far right. We’re grateful to Linda for coming from Kansas to take care of Morrie while we’re gone. We’re grateful to Bill & Sooz for taking us to the start point in Everett. And we’re grateful to our friends Rick and Carol for hosting us tonight so we don’t have to camp in the rain on the very first night.


Let the adventure begin