Let the Biking Adventure Begin!

at the airport at 6am

at the airport at 6am


We officially made it to Seattle with all our luggage and bikes intact! It’s hard to believe we won’t see the East Coast for another six weeks. Here is our plan for the trip.

The Plan

Our trip begins in Seattle then loops over onto the Olympic Peninsula. We will then head south along the coast to Florence, Oregon and hopefully see Thor’s Well. Check out a picture of it if you have a chance. Then we will stop by Crater Lake and Eugene, Oregon. I’m determined to run a lap around the track if possible! Then we’ll cross over Idaho into Missoula, Montana where the Adventure Cycling group is located, which helped us to plan out our trip. Then we’ll head north to Glacier National Park, Banff, and Jasper. That’s probably the part I’m most excited for. It has some huge climbs, but sounds gorgeous from what I hear. After that we’ll head southwest to Vancouver. If we have time we might take a ferry to Vancouver Island, but we’ll see. Then it’s back to Seattle to fly back home.

My dad and I will be biking the whole thing and my mom will be driving the support vehicle. We’ll be camping the whole thing unless we splurge for a motel or hotel on a really rainy night.

So, that is our current plan. We might change things along the way – cut some things out, add some things in. Nothing is set in stone beside when we’re flying in and out.

A few highlights along the way;

  • Crater Lake
  • Florence, OR (Thor’s Well)
  • Eugene, OR (aka track town!)
  • Glacier National Park
  • Banff
  • Jasper
  • Vancouver Island (possibly)

Bucket List Items for the Trip

  • See a grizzly bear
  • See a mountain goat
  • Run around part of Crater Lake or bike around it
  • Bike all the way up the Road to the Sun (Glacier National Park)
  • Run around the University of Oregon’s track

I’ll blog as often as possible and will try and make some videos with my new GoPro. If you want to see more current updates then you can check out my instagram where I’ll be posting photos; joyrunner6 or the link is in the right column. Talk to you soon!


8 thoughts on “Let the Biking Adventure Begin!

  1. Have fun! In 1987, we newly-marrieds,joined a group, who biked and camped for a week. You will enjoy yourselves! I shall look forward to your posts!

  2. We extend our warmest wishes for your success. Be sure to read a bit about camping in bear country, you want to make sure your wish to see a grizzly is culiminated from afar.
    Uncle Jon and Aunt Johanne

  3. Sounds terrific – I would have participated – riding shot gun w/your Mom! Keep those pics. coming – and hopefully no grizzly bears – we saw the movie – Luv hugs xoxoxo’s APat UMark

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