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This ride would not have been what it was without the support and assistance of many, many people. So I wanted to reserve a page for shout-outs to all the people who made my ride special.

Friends and family who gave me free lodging

  • My cousins Rachel and Chris and their family in Seattle, WA
  • My friend Ben in Richland, WA
  • My friends Josh and Jesse in Fargo, ND
  • My friend Katie in Sussex, WI
  • My Uncle Walter and Aunt JoAnn in Niskayuna, NY

Complete strangers who gave me free lodging

  • Jim and Christy in Lewiston, ID
  • Ethel in Missoula, MT
  • Father Odo, Father James, and the monks of Assumption Abbey in Richardton, ND
  • Nick in St. Cloud, MN
  • Jason in Minneapolis, MN
  • Taylor and Cami in La Crosse, WI
  • Mike and Kelly in Ann Arbor, MI
  • Chris and Anne in Blenheim, ON
  • Charlie and Barb in Syracuse, NY

Complete strangers who gave me paid lodging (aka AirBnB)

  • David and Katrina in Ellensburg, WA
  • Derek in Bismarck, ND
  • Guillermina and David in St. Thomas, ON

Friends and strangers who biked part of the route with me

  • Christy in Lewiston, ID (4 miles)
  • Adam in Missoula, MT (55 miles)
  • Taylor in La Crosse, WI (14 miles)
  • Adam in Brookline, MA (22 miles)

Friends who gave me moral support by joining me for a meal or a drink along the way

  • Rob in Seattle, WA
  • Mike in Seattle, WA
  • Jesse in Ellensburg, WA
  • Josh’s mom Brenda and step-dad Steve in Fargo, ND
  • Jamie and Brad in Fargo, ND
  • Andrew in Madison, WI
  • Katie’s many friends and coworkers in and around Milwaukee, WI— Peter, Tim, Chris, Rahil, and others I’m probably forgetting
  • Brad in Kalamazoo, MI
  • Dan, Rachel, and Ryan in Amherst, MA

Other long-distance cyclists who gave me advice while I was preparing

  • State Senator Will Brownsberger (D-Belmont)
  • My cousin Rachel’s father-in-law Brian in Seattle, WA

Media peeps who thought I was interesting enough to interview

People and companies who transported my bike

Other people who supported me along the way

  • The bartenders and/or owners at 89 breweries, 5 wineries, 3 cideries, and 1 meadery for listening to my crazy story
    • Extra props to the ones who comped me drinks and/or crowlers as a result!
  • The many locals I chatted with at breweries, bars, restaurants, gas stations, and elsewhere for giving me lots of local information and tips
    • Extra props to the ones who wound up following my Instagram or reading this blog!

People who supported me back home

  • My friend Aaron, who for some reason thought this ride was a good idea when it randomly popped into my head over late-night drinks back in April
  • My friends Casey, Tom, and Walter for phone conversations during lonely nights on the road
  • World Series winner Keith Foulke (Red Sox ’04), who was intrigued enough by this project that he became one of my first Instagram followers
  • All the friends who gave me encouragement on Facebook when I was posting from rough patches along the ride
  • And of course my parents, who didn’t go completely apoplectic when I told them what I was doing, and who even took me to lunch on the last full day of my ride

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