Thanks!

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Thanks to:

  • Blue Point Brewery for accomodations and enough beer for a small army (which we pretty much are)
  • Peter Ross for funds (used to get the crew from Long Island to New London on the Cross Sound Ferry)
  • Lori Cannava for funds (used for team lunch and hyration in Aquebogue)
  • Greenport Harbor Brewing Company for the grand tour, anchor tattoos, growler, and t-shirts! (we love gear, and their logo)
  • Pam and Mike Acebo for accomodations, and Brewers Yacht Yard in Greenport for a dip in their pool.
  • John Colli for being our first guest rider, and treating us to lunch on day 3.
  • Tracy’s parents for accommodations, riding sag, and tasty dinner and breakfast.
  • Willimantic Brewing Company for the friendly greeting and tasty growler.
  • Peter Rosa and family for putting us up for two nights in Cambridge.
  • Phil Bannatyne and the Cambridge Brewing Company for a very informative tour and some special tastes of the fall beer to come.
  • Matt O’Keefe, Susi Ecker and Leslie Baglio for joining us on the ride from Cambridge to Maine (and for some special attention to our bicycles on the way).
  • Megan and Eric Ross for feeding us, sending us away with brownies, and letting us stay in their lovely home in Eliot ME.
  • Peter Egelton (owner of Smuttynose) for going out of his way on a Saturday to give us a great tour of the brewery.
  • Chris and Michelle at the New England House Bed and Breakfast for helping out four strangers and letting us camp at the B & B and filling our bellies and dinner and breakfast. And thanks for introducing us to the twig!
  • Long Trail Brewery for unofficially letting us stay on their beautiful property.
  • Andy and his gracious roommates (and half roommate) for showing us around town and letting us crash in the empty apartment next door.
  • Otter Creek Brewing for a great tour and ride on their trike.
  • Tracy’s cousin Scott for putting us up in South Burlington and treating us to lovely dinner.
  • Caroline’s friend Heather for making sure we had a place to stay in both Lake Placid and Canton.
  • Lee for the cozy accommodations in Lake Placid.
  • Jon and Sara in Canton for letting us crash at their place, take an awesome video of their pets, and the awesome pot-luck dinner they and their friends let us join.
  • Enormous thanks to Ronnie LaDuke for driving our bikes and us over the tricky US/Canada border at Ogdensburg.
  • The Kingston Brewing Company for our only tour of a Canadian Brewery, and really nice and soft t-shirts.
  • Dave at Mohawk Bay for really getting into the flavor of our trip, making us a fire, and sending over some foreign brews.
  • The fishermen of Port Hope, Ontario for teaching us: “Fish Up! Fish Down!”
  • Adri and Jack in Toronto for letting us invade the apartment and snore up a storm.
  • Bernice, Jodi + family for taking in the weary bikers and sending us off with loads of sustenance. You will be forever in our hearts! We miss you.
  • The friendliest campers ever in Warwick, ON for giving us firewood and making sure we had everything we needed.
  • The Canadian border staff at Sarnia/Port Huron for making our border crossing pleasant and easy.
  • Nikki and the Ladopolous’ for the lux accommodations and yummy dinner.
  • Sara’s friend in Ann Arbor for putting two bikers up for the night.
  • Caroline’s friend in Ann Arbor for putting the other two bikers up for the night.
  • Anders’ aunt for taking all of our gear up to Kalamazoo and then Grand Haven for us. So nice to ride with a light bike!
  • The Scholl’s for taking great care of us for two days in Kalamazoo and telling us all their stories from their touring and cycling past.
  • The Kalamabrew crew for coming out with us at Bell’s and being interested in our trip.
  • All the folks at Bell’s – cyclists and motorcyclists – for being awesome.
  • Anders’ grandfather for accommodations in Grand Haven.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bolt for the unexpected ride to Grand Haven and for getting us in touch with Andy!
  • John and Paula Rowland for everything! John thought of everything down to the parting baggie of Advil. Warm thanks to John and Paula.
  • Leah and Ahren for the cozy accommodations and the tasty purple potato dinner (and moonshine!)
  • Furthermore Beer for having their Shitty Barn Party on just the right day and bringing together such an amazing group of people.
  • Caroline’s friend Julia for hooking us up with a place to stay in La Crosse.
  • Connor and the Carriage House boys for taking care of us and Dylan for making us pancakes!
  • The Sunset Motel in Lake City for upgrading us to the Penthouse!
  • Matt and Nina in Minneapolis for the cozy accommodations and travel bags.
  • Patty for the carrot cake (and the house, shower, laundry, rides, funny comments, etc…twice)
  • Ryan and Mad Mavis for chauffeuring us around Denver.
  • Chris Black and Falling Rock in Denver for making sure we tasted lots of great beer and ate well.
  • Avery Brewing for giving us a hot tour, throwing a party in our honor (ok, maybe it was for Orli) and introducing us to a posse of amazing bike and brew peeps.
  • Bob the caterer for inviting us to crash at his place and making us tasty breakfast.
  • Orli for fixing up our bikes, taking us out for huge calzones, and showing us around Boulder.
  • Lyn and her family for putting us up for the night in Boulder and making sure we had a place to stay in Fort Collins, too.
  • Joe at Deuter for the blinkies and a warm, dry break from the road.
  • Brian Callahan at New Belgium for the most bad-ass tour of the trip. Cheers! We wear our socks and arm-warmers almost every day.
  • Zak and the guys at New Belgium for hanging out and taking us over to Odell’s.
  • The guys at Odell’s for inviting us in, hanging out, and letting Tracy add some hops.
  • Chad at Oskar Blues for keeping his eye on Jupiter… and kidnapping us in the Oskar Blues van.
  • Dale at Oskar Blues for making sure we were well fed and hydrated even though the new restaurant wasn’t even open yet.
  • Sara’s aunt Nancy in Glenwood Springs for a warm place to stay, delicious meals, and especially those apple pie flautas with ice cream.
  • Steve and Bonnie for flagging us down on the side of the road and inviting us to stay with them for two fantastic days, two dinner parties, and all the Meeker sightseeing we could pack in! What an inspiring and lovely bunch of people.
  • Lori and the Minnie Winnie for the great company and the many miles covered in western colorado.
  • Rich from DC who met us in a coffee shop in Heber City and gave us the keys to his awesome Park City condo for a night.
  • Caroline’s long lost family in the SLC area for the lux accommodations, delicious meals, and entertaining company!
  • Leo and Aubrey for inviting us to stay with them in SLC, Leo for riding with us up to Park City, and Aubrey for coming climbing with Tracy. Special cheers for picking Anders up from the airport to continue on the tour!
  • Uinta Brewing and Joe for the fantastic tour and info on brewing in Utah.
  • Betsy and the people of Grantsville, UT for having fireworks upon our arrival ;) and letting us have dinner at their homecoming concession stand, and letting us stay in their high school chorus room.
  • Chang W for funds!
  • Jeff Moser of BikeCarson for his help with our navigation through Nevada.
  • Michelle in Elko, NV for more help navigating Nevada.
  • Clif Bars – provides energy and humor on an uphill.
  • Paddy and Marilyn for inviting us over to their RV for coffee and hot chocolate.
  • Tom at Great Basin for keeping us fed and hydrated, and Ryan for taking us dancing!
  • Buckbean Brewing for inviting us to Reno Canfest.
  • Anders for doing the California dance.
  • Robert of Portola, CA for opening his home to us for a night.
  • Larry and Karen for being absolutely awesome!!  Having hot pizza and cold beers ready after the longest ride of the trip, letting stay an extra day, taking us out in Chico, and for the toothpaste and sugar-free candies at Karen’s dental office :)
  • Rose for bringing us homemade chili is Laytonville, CA
  • Dick and Kathy for being great hosts for two nights in Eureka, CA!  Delicious food, cozy sleeping, AND they invited us to a barn party for Halloween – nowhere we’d have rather been!
  • Andy and Joanna Bolt and the entire Bolt family for housing and feeding us in Floras Lake, OR. We’re coming back for kite boarding lessons someday!
  • The bartender/waiter/cashier in Elkton who offered us his field to camp in for the night.
  • Shane, Missy and Isadora in Eugene, OR for amazing food and a lovely two-night stay. Thanks especially for making sure Caroline’s bike was road-ready after that little mishap with a falling keg.
  • Rogue for being so enthusiastic about our trip and Nate for showing us around his tiny brew house.
  • Ninkasi Brewing Co for all the goodies and the case of tasty beer!
  • Oakshire Brewing Co for an awesome tour, for hiring a woman to brew for them, and for making sure we had a roof over our heads in Portland, OR – very good people over there at Oakshire. Thanks also for the beers!
  • Dat for being our ambassador to Portland, OR
  • Upright brewing for letting us dry out our clothes while we tried some of the most unique beers we encountered on the trip. And Annalou for being a great server!
  • The gang at Saraveza for making sure we tried some extra special brews when we came in.
  • Alex Hikeyeah for being an awesome dude!  He met up with us and was kind enough to be our designated driver on a trip out of the city to Cascade.  And more thanks for his continued interest and for interviewing us for his podcast.
  • Christian and Ben Love at Hopworks Urban Brewery for showing us around and making sure we were well hydrated and clothed!
  • Ron at Cascade for the most talked about brewery tour of the trip. Holy mecca of american sours – and i think we tried a little from every barrel. Such a special experience.  Cheers!
  • Dave Constant for hanging out with us and driving us around PDX! (and for the grappa, woot woot)
  • Hallison for hanging out and giving us the official tour of PDX!
  • Rick from WEND for having beers with us and writing a sweet article on the WEND blog.
  • Katie from Beer NW for having beers with us and planting the seeds for an article in Beer NW mag!
  • To Sara’s family- all of them- for being so supportive about our arrival in Seattle!  Janice and Christian – thanks so much for the fresh sqeezed juice, housing, tasty veggie meals, use of the car and all that jazz. To Richard and Kat for a delicious meal, storage in your garage, and for being the official sponsor of our trip up the space needle and celebratory drinks :) To Heather and Sam and Matt for helping us out with everything from singing karaoke to going swimming to entering the cyclo cross race.
  • The gang at Pyramid Brewing for reaching out to us, feeding and hydrating us on the last day of the journey. And for the bike jerseys!
  • The Waylon and the Elysian for letting us invade their brewpub for our end of trip party – and taking everyone on an impromptu tour.