Client Spotlight: 3,225 Mile Bike Ride
It’s an amazing trek only a true cyclist could imagine: traveling across the North American continent at a distance of 100 miles a day. That is what Richmond Brothers’ client, Tom Clark, has on his to do list for the month of July. The motive for the trip: adventure. Tom said that he wants to “see new areas in North American at a pace where it doesn’t zip by and [he noted] it’s a fantastic way to travel and see all the sites.” Of course he also mentioned an additional advantage is that he and his travel buddies have also been able to meet some interesting people along the way.
Last year at this time time, Tom and his companions traveled from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska and rode 2,400 miles through the Yukon Territory, British Columbia and Alberta. Today they will fly back to Edmonton, Alberta where they will stay in the same hotel they had stayed at after reaching last year’s destination.
Saturday morning, they will begin their 3,225 mile ride to Key West, Florida. Tom anticipates this continuation of their adventure should be on paved roads, but they may run into detours, which could lengthen their trip. When they are not pedaling away, they will stay at motels. Tom noted that an advantage to this segment of the trip is better cell phone coverage than what had been available further north so that he and his companions can keep in touch with their families and friends to keep them updated.
Obviously a trek this long requires commitment and training. Tom said that he rides nearly every day – a short ride is 40 miles, but he also does 60, 90 and even 110 mile rides. He feels that the greatest challenge will be the traffic and the heat; he also mentioned that traffic had also been a concern during his first segment of the trip last year.
We are honored that Tom is allowing us to be a part of his daring experience. Make sure to “Like” our page on Facebook for updates as we follow Tom during his travels this month.
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