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Offline Juliana

Cycling across the US (east to west)
« on: September 03, 2020, 02:31:12 pm »
Hi Everyone,

I'm planning to start cycling in mid September from Washington, DC, and head toward California. I will likely bike down the east coast and then westward from Florida to California, to get decent weather as we move through fall toward winter. My substantive goal is to video blog about migrant women's rights amid COVID-19.

I would love this Adventure Cycling crowd to be a supportive community as I go! Let me know if you have any suggestions for fundraising cycling trips, publicizing the content (social media, places to publish articles, media coverage) -- as well as cycling routes, gear, camping, etc. And tell me if you'd like to join in for part of it.

Warm wishes to all,

Juliana
« Last Edit: September 06, 2020, 12:58:16 pm by Juliana »

Offline John Nettles

Re: Cycling across the US (east to west)
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2020, 02:34:45 pm »
I wish you a successful trip!  For routes, head out on the W&OD trail to Purcellville then work your way over to the Skyline Drive/Blue Ridge Parkway to the TransAm route.  Take it as far west until you need to drop south.

Tailwinds, John

Offline jwrushman

Re: Cycling across the US (east to west)
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2020, 07:12:24 pm »
"...as well as cycling routes, gear, camping, etc. .."

Kind of a broad question.  Care to be more specific?  What is your bicycle touring experience level?  What type of bicycle, equipment do you already have?  Have you been looking at the ACA forum already and have some ideas?

Offline reed523

Re: Cycling across the US (east to west)
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2020, 10:57:04 pm »
Have a great trip! If you can possibly make the trip without monetizing it, please do so.  Big bike trips are all about the people you meet along the way, and when they discover/sense that you're doing it to make a buck, the experience changes.   Authentic connections will make the story life changing and one people will want to hear.   

Offline PNWRider92

Re: Cycling across the US (east to west)
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2020, 02:00:55 pm »
What exactly do you mean by fundraising the trip? Are you asking for help paying for the trip or trying to raise money for a cause? I rode across the country in 2016 to raise funds for a charity and did quite well but I began the fundraising efforts nearly a year before I left. If you're low on funds consider waiting until you have enough to do it. Otherwise there's always dispersed camping etc to make the ride as cheap as possible. Good luck.
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Offline cyclist alan

Re: Cycling across the US (east to west)
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2020, 10:07:35 pm »
Hi Have a great trip !!!! I've met my Gf in this kind of bike trip. Great way to meet new people