Here at Ridekick, we have always thought of people being able to use a power trailer to tour. That idea has recently become a reality.
Three people are currently ‘kicking across the country. Our first story comes from a couple in Wyoming who recently retired, sold their business, house, and all their belongings to take some time off. Their first journey? Ride by bike from Alabama to Florida.
On October 5, 2011, Scott and Rhonda (aliases Jake and Betty on their blog) stopped by the Ridekick offices in Fort Collins to pick up their Ridekick power trailers. Chris, Mark, and Mike from Ridekick got Jake and Betty’s bikes set up and ready to ride with their new Ridekick power trailers. After their bikes were configured, they packed up their bikes and Ridekick trailers in their truck to drive down to Alabama where their biking journey would begin.
Ten days later, after numerous sight-seeing stops and camping extravaganzas, Jake and Betty made it to their starting point: Lillian, Alabama. Camping in cold weather, delicious eats, and salty air was in their future.
Now five days later, they have ridden their bikes 85 miles to Grayton Beach State Park, Florida. Cheer them on and follow their five month journey on their blog, Bicycle, Florida at bikefl2011.blogspot.com.
Our next touring story comes from Nik, an Illinois resident who came to Colorado to visit with friends. They ended up in Fort Collins for a few days, and Nik wanted to find a different way home other than flying, but he wasn’t sure what it was. His search stopped with a new vision to ride a bike back to Illinois, and went to a bicycle shop. Serendipity strikes the Ridekick story again as it so happened that the shop he went to is the only shop in Fort Collins that carries the Ridekick power trailer. After hearing his quest, the staff at Recycled Cycles steered him toward the Ridekick trailer, along with a Raleigh Misceo 2.0 Bike and a rack with saddle bags. Now he is making the 1,000+ mile commute back to Illinois with his Ridekick-equipped bike. Pretty impressive!
Nik began his journey on October 17, 2011 and has already biked 170 miles. He is currently a few miles east of the Colorado border with about 800 miles to go.
To follow his trek back to Illinois, visit his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mikniller.
We wish safe journeys to these adventurous travelers!