Tomorrow we will start our bicycle journey across the U.S. We will be starting at North Church in Boston, where Paul Revere started his ride over two hundred years ago. The America we live in today was determined by what our ancestors did during the American Revolution, and it only seems fitting that we are starting from the same church and calling for action on global warming. Two hundred years from now, maybe people will look back on our generation as the generation that left them a better world.
A number of cyclists will be joining us for this send off, as Bike Rides for Ordinary People is organizing a ride, so, if you are in Boston and have a bicycle, feel free to join us. We are meeting at 8:45 at North Church. (To the right is a picture of Bill scouting out the church). Other events of note in the past few weeks: Bill and I gave our first presentation at the Boston REI and I also attended rallies last weekend for Step it Up. We are starting to get some press as well (including recently appearing on grist.com), and, of course, spending a lot of time working on our presentation, our route, and contacts down the road (photo left of us working).
Personally, I am still recovering a bit from returning to the U.S. after biking across Latin America the past 17 months. It has been disorienting to undo in one plane flight what took 17 months to bike, and I underestimated the amount of time I would need between trips to organize my photos, spend time with my family, and contact old friends, let alone prepare for this next trip. Nonetheless, I know that now is the right time to start across the U.S. and while it has been stressful to have such a short turnaround time, I also know that this is the right thing to do now.
The trip begins tomorrow. Follow us via our email list, or keep checking in here!