In forfeiting the obvious financial benefits of frequent flier miles in a journey spanning the extreme Northwest and Southeast corners of the nation, biker Steve Reye is redefining the art of moving.
The Alaskan native decided to relocate permanently to Miami Beach and in a dichotomy to cultural nuances as well as traditional logic, chose the less traveled path in embarking on a 10,000 mile bike ride that will leave him just under 230,000 miles from the moon’s surface. There are multiple cross-country bikes routes recommended for ambitious riders and on-line communities offering support, including a thorough cache of resources from the folks at Adventure Cycling. Reye’s prolonged trek is so insane, that the current brand of generic carbon saving calculators are unable to accurately tabulate his total credits.
As Reye is planning on arriving at his destination in early November, the obvious positive gains in personal and monetary health are apparent. Reye’s goal of riding 70 miles per day equates to just under 9 miles an hour and at the culmination of the trip will save him $1, 350 dollars on service station fill-ups. According to the Gaston Gazette, the season traveler is utilizing the website warmshowers.org to schedule rest stops and temporary lodging.
The question remains, how will Reye sustain a tan worthy of Miami in assimilating in his new home?
Read the full Gaston Gazette article here.