Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on February 25th, 2011 at 8:07 am
bike in Austin last night.
(Photo © J. Maus)
Russ Roca and Laura Crawford are the dynamic bike traveling duo behind Path Less Pedaled. Back in 2009, they sold all their stuff, hopped on their bikes, and lived on their bikes while touring around the U.S. for 15 months. (I sat down with Roca for an interview back in August as they embarked on their journey.)
In Austin for NAHBS, Roca and Crawford (who are currently living in Portland) have just announced their next big trip: "Big Adventure. Small Wheels." With new, 16-inch folding bikes supplied by Brompton, they will ride across the country and "redefine the American road trip."
Roca and Crawford have been living in Portland for the past few months getting ready for this trip. They've done several bike-camping trips using transit to get clear of the city and expand the range of their weekend tours. Their next adventure will take that idea one step further, using their suitcase-sized Bromptons and Amtrak trains, they'll bring the idea of bike-transit-touring to a whole new audience. “We want to show that car-less travel is not only possible," they said in a press release, "but is a viable and adventurous way to travel."
Learn more at PathLessPedaled.com.
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