BIKE ODYSSEY 2013:
Riding and Writing Across the Continent
On July 5 2013, I set off from Oakland, CA, to ride and write across North America. I hope to find myself on unexpected adventures with new friends; I imagine that I will discover new ways of seeing the world and the people I share it with; I know that I will come back with notebooks full of writings, wacky tan lines, and crazy strong quads.
I'm carrying a tiny little a magical box with me, called a SPOT Tracker. It's a simple GPS unit that sends a signal back to all of you, to let you know where I am...and that I'm safe and sound. I have named my SPOT Saint Christopher, for the patron saint of travel. Click here to see where I am...right now.
Bike Odyssey is structured a bit like a scavenger hunt. During my Indiegogo campaign I collected over 60 commissions for poetry and serenades; get in touch via the contact tab if you'd still like to commission a place poem or send a song! Donations gratefully accepted. There are three ways to get involved:
If you have friends or family along my route, write them a letter and hire me to hand-deliver it! Check out the route plan to see if you may want to post a letter...
Send a Song.
Do you have a friend or loved one along my route? Hire me to learn a song of your choice and serenade your dearie.
Is there a place along my route that you love? Or are just curious about? Commission me to go to that place, write a poem about it, and mail it to you.
Check out these links to see maps of the route:
Berkeley, CA to Ashland, OR:
Ashland, OR to Lowell, ID:
Lowell, ID to East Glacier, MT:
Minneapolis, MN to Toronto, Ontario: