To start, I just want to give a huge shoutout to everyone who has helped me with Collision to Coast so far! I could not have done this without all of the support I’ve been given- emotionally, financially, and logistically. My team and I are so grateful to know that you have our backs. People we don’t yet know personally are helping us to make this happen and that is a great feeling!
With that being said, we are just under two weeks away and I still feel like there is so much to do (probably because there is)! Mostly just packing, making some phone calls, and writing out some cue sheets. Nothing that needs to be worried about (Dad!). I’m just getting excited to make my way to Idaho on Friday and get this thing started! It’s finally sinking in that I actually get to finish my ride this summer.
As you all probably know by now, the collision occurred on our way in to Idaho Falls, ID. We had about 10 miles left in that day. The plan is to bike those final 10 miles to begin Collision to Coast. We will be biking that stretch on Saturday, June 16th at 10 am. Davin, at the local bike shop Idaho Mountain Trading, has been so helpful in planning and coordinating this event. Brian, who donated the bike at Anne’s Memorial, has also been instrumental in the planning of this ride (Read- They’ve been doing all the work for me). In all seriousness though, I am forever indebted to the people of Idaho Falls for putting so much time and effort into making this ride go smoothly. I want to invite the community to ride with us as we begin our trek to the coast. I hope that this ride will bring more awareness to the rights of cyclists on public roads and humanize us so that when people see a bike, they see the person behind it. I want to live in a world where people expect to see bikes on the road and respect the people riding them. Let’s work on that together!
If you’re interested in riding with us or know someone who is, please RSVP on the Facebook event so that we know how many people to expect. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone and putting names to faces!