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Offline KittiWings

New To Forum
« on: June 29, 2013, 07:49:07 am »
I recently rode a bicycle ride from Fredericksburg, Virginia to Page, Arizona (Lake Powell). I left September 15th and got to Page October 18th, 2012. I met a few bike riders along the way and would like to say HI again. I had a blue bicycle with a license plate that said; KITTI.

I'm also looking for places to spend the night when riding across country. Is there a resource list somewhere?

'Kitti'

Offline John Nelson

Re: New To Forum
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 10:50:09 am »
I'm also looking for places to spend the night when riding across country. Is there a resource list somewhere?
Camping? Hotels? Hostels? Home stays? Churches? Fire stations?

If you're on an ACA route, the ACA maps provide that list. Otherwise:

http://www.warmshowers.org/

Offline lukethedrifter

Re: New To Forum
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2013, 11:18:59 am »
I'm also looking for places to spend the night when riding across country. Is there a resource list somewhere?
Camping? Hotels? Hostels? Home stays? Churches? Fire stations?

If you're on an ACA route, the ACA maps provide that list. Otherwise:

http://www.warmshowers.org/

Curious. I haven't bike toured since the late 80s, well before I considered becoming a firefighter- which I have been for 15 years now, but hadn't heard of travelers staying at fire stations. Is this common?

Offline KittiWings

Re: New To Forum
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 12:41:13 pm »
Actually, I did get an offer to stay at a Fire station going through Ill. from some town officials who found me on the road. I was surprised too about the fire station thing.

Thanks for the link.

'Kitti'

Offline John Nelson

Re: New To Forum
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2013, 12:56:08 pm »
hadn't heard of travelers staying at fire stations. Is this common?
Yes. There are many fire stations identified on the TransAm maps as opening their doors to touring cyclists, and I've had success asking at others. Fire stations typically have showers and bunk beds, or at least floor space and/or lawn space for camping. They also often have WiFi and a break room.