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Welcome! We're getting ready for our next major family adventure: From June 28 - August 31, 2013, we will re-trace the 3,200-mile Lewis & Clark Trail by car and bicycle. Sho, age 12, will ride his own bike, and Saya, age 6, will ride a trailer cycle connected to my bike. My wife, Eiko, will join us for parts of the ride.
We will carry about 100 pounds of gear in bike bags and a trailer. In order to complete the trip within the 2-month school summer break, we will drive the first 1,500 miles in about 2 weeks, then cycle the next 1,700 miles in 6 weeks. We will ride our bikes over the Rocky Mountains all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Can children cycle over the Rockies? We don't know, but we're going to find out. Keep checking our blog to see what happens! If you'd like to be added to our e-mail distribution list, send a note to familyadventureguy[at]gmail.com.
After we return, my kids and I would like to give presentations at schools and science museums, sharing what we learned and showing students that they can do a lot more than most adults think. I hope they say, "If a 6-year-old can ride a bike over the Rocky Mountains, then I must be able to do some amazing things too!" We've launched a Kickstarter project to support a book about the ride and to help pay for these talks (http://kck.st/14EqSIn). The more funds we raise, the more students we can reach.
Throughout the trip, we will visit famous spots from the expedition, such as where Lewis & Clark met Sacagawea.