Hi all! My name is Felix and I am planning my first cross-country bike tour beginning in early July 2022 in Astoria, OR and ending in Yorktown, VA hopefully by the end of September if not earlier. I am graduating from college in June and want to take time to go on an adventure this summer. I do not have cross-country biking experience. Frankly, I mostly ride my bike to work but I am confident and inspired to take this journey with others who may have similar experience.
Ideally, I can see myself pedaling at least 50-70 miles a day. I am open to staying with Warm Showers hosts, camping in parks, staying in churches, whatever is available at the time. I am a casual rider and would like to keep up a similar moderate pace each day and rest as needed. Pretty much I want this trip to be as comfortable and accessible as possible without pushing people beyond their limits.
I am seeking at least one companion but more are welcome! Why not build a small group of folks! It would be a dream to bike with a group of women, LGBTQ+ folks, and/or people of color, but I am open to riding with anyone who wants to take this journey with me. Please tell me about yourself, what you're looking for in a tour companion(s), and what inspires you to take this journey. I hope to hear from you soon!