Big Thanks

We want to thank those who have already supported and/or pledged to support us thus far:

With gear and advice:

Michael Sanders and Jenna Volcko of Patagonia- Seattle

Rob Legler from Silver Cycling, Minneapolis, MN

Joe at BikeWorks, Seattle, WA

Tom, staff at Common Roots Cafe, Minneapolis, MN

Bill, owner of Woolen Mills, Bemidji, MN

Bread Man Bakery, free cookies, Blue Grass, IA

Phil, donated bike to Alisa, Minneapolis, MN

Karl, helped build up bike for tour, Minneapolis, MN

Some bike shops that have helped us out:
Cycle Path and Peddle Crosby, MN, Hub Co-op Minneapolis, MN, Bikes Limited, La Crosse, WI, Arnold’s Bike and Embroidery, Thomson, IL

All of our generous hosts:

Bonita and John LeDuc, Spring Lake Park, MN
Mary Pesola, Bemidji, MN
Eric Northard, Grand Rapids, MN
Dave and Cathy Pesola, Becker, MN
Jess Kraft, Minneapolis, MN
Joe and Dave, Minneapolis, MN
Tim and Tara Dougherty, Minneapolis, MN
Tom Brakke, Alma, WI
Greg and Family, LaCrosse, WI
Marcia, Prairie Du Chien, WI
John Bernstein, Flexsteel Corporation, Dubuque, IA
Dale, Sue and Katy Goodmundsen, Bettendorf, IA
Bill, Warmshowers Host, Godfrey, IL
Carole, Warmshowers Host, St. Louis, MO
David, Reelfoot Lake State Park
Mayor John Holden, Dyersburg, TN
Dan, Professor, Memphis, TN
Doug, Baer House Inn, Vicksburg, MS
Henry, Warmshowers Host, Simmesport, LA
Darryl, Warmshowers Host, New Orleans, LA

Our farming families:

Mark Anderson and family, Muscatine, IA

Matthew and Rachel Fasnacht – Family Friendly Farm, Cape Girardeau, MO

Howell Family Farms, Pioneer, LA
Carl and Shirley Howell

Financial Support:

Aunt Cindy & Uncle Tim, Roseville, MN
Grandpa Al, Edina, MN
Grandma & Grandpa Current, Moundsview, MN
Warren and Miriam Hill, Berkeley, CA
Brigitte, McKenzie, Berkeley, CA
Lois Okerstrom, Berkeley, CA
Silver Cycling Club, Minneapolis, MN
Goodmundsens, Bettendorf, IA
Man we helped fix a flat tire near La Crosse, WI

General Support:

All of our lovely parents: Joe & Cathy, Dave Ward, John & Bonita, Dave & Cathy

Lutheran Church of the Cross, Berkeley, CA

Youth Emergency Assistance Hostel, Berkeley, CA

Bobby G, Berkeley, CA

Messiah Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN



  1. YOU THREE ROCK!! I love you so much! I will be checking everyday you are gone to see what progress you are making! I wish you three the best – stay safe, stay warm, and stay on the bikes!!

  2. Good luck! You three are doing something that takes a lot of willpower and courage! We’ll be thinking of you often and checking in on the website for updates. Stay safe!

  3. I am Sarah’s aunt and I wanted to let you know that I am following along on your website each day to see how you are doing. It sounds very adventuresome and you three are very brave to do this. Have fun and most of all stay safe. You will have made some lifelong friends along the way and this trip will be one you will never forget.
    God bless you and keep you safe.

  4. Greetings from Cycle Path & Paddle in Crosby! It was fun to see the pics of your trip so far. You three are awesome. I am so thrilled to have met you. I love the adventurous spirit in all of you. Best wishes as you continue your journey. I will check back again.

  5. Thanks so much for staying with us. You made our week and will miss you greatly. No one coiuld ever expect three lovely ladies to be part of our lives. You are now part of our extended family. Thank you for what you have taught us…it goes both ways. God Speed and our prayers are with you.

  6. Hi You Girls,
    Glad to know you made it to New Orleans safely. Sarah, your parents were so sweet. They sent us a nice card and a gift certificate to Walmart. We were not expecting anything like that. You guys have a great time in New Orleans and stop by anytime you would like. Love, Stephanie and David

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