The Border-2-Border Challenge is a bike touring journey on the West Coast of the USA from the Canadian border (White Rock) to the Mexican border (Tijuana). The trip took place from August 4 through October 11, 2013. The goal of the venture was to see places in a softer light, talk to strangers, smell the flowers, taste the fruit and wine along the way -- life in the slower lane.
The entire trip was self-supported and routed as close to the Pacific Coast as possible. The detail maps of the planned route and overnight stays can be viewed in the Route section.
On a bike tour, life slows enough to digest every sight, every smiling face, smell every scent, and see every facet of places visited. There will be no specific itinerary or time limit but it will follow a pre-planned coastal route. Otherwise, as they say in sailing, will travel "where the wind blows."
There are videos which depict trip preparation, filming on the road, viewing places visited, noting trip highlights, meeting challenges faced, and the psychology of the biker as he pushes on even when the riding gets difficult.
If this journey and videos motivate more humans to get on their bicycle for local riding or even for touring adventures, then the mission is successful.
"The Bicycle Song" by David Rovics
Why Do It?
Why do the Border-2-Border challenge?
One of the goals is to make BikeTourWC.com the definitive website for information and resources on touring the West Coast of North America.
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