100 DAYS TOTAL – 79 RIDING DAYS
The route was designed for riding quality, safety, and the ability to host Community Events for mission impact. We used sections of many well-tested, established bike routes, but because of our mission, we included more major cities on our route than is normal for a cross-country trip. View our Daily Schedule here.
4,548 MILES (~57.5 MILES/RIDING DAY)
Stroke Across America is more than a bike ride, it was a journey to raise awareness about stroke, aphasia, and the importance of rebuilding identity and rewarding lives after traumas like stroke. The trip was built around this mission.
APPROXIMATELY 146,000 FEET OF ELEVATION (~1,850/RIDING DAY)
Unlike many cross-country rides, we were on a tight schedule. We arranged 16 Community Events – If weather, equipment failures, injuries, or other issues create delays, we could “SAG” our way along the route as necessary to make the next event. We planned to ride every mile, but one thing you learn in stroke recovery — adaptation is a must! Raising awareness, not riding every mile, was the priority for this trip.
Sincere thanks to Arlen Hall from BIKEternity who developed the detailed plan and will oversee all on road logistics.