Day 33 – 2nd Rest Day in Grand Rapids, MI

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We were trying to decide whether to take 1 day or 2 days of rest at home, then checked the weather forecast & decided on 2! This afternoon, as I write this, it is pouring rain. A good day to not ride. Even if it is warm, the other day a knowledgeable source confirmed our suspicions that you’re 2-3 times more likely to get flats when riding in the rain.

So, no ride updates today but we’d like to point out a few items for your attention:

1.) Please check out our “We Believe” page, if you haven’t already done so. If you enjoy reading our blog, please consider making a donation to Grand Rapids Community Foundation. You can donate online or via snail mail. Link:

2.) We’re always looking for somewhere to spend the night along the route. We expect it to become more of a challenge as we get to less populous areas. If you live close to our proposed route or have a friend who lives near our route, please contact us. We love to visit friends & family along the way!


Tomorrow we ride! 🙂

P.S. For those of you viewing this blog on a mobile device, such as a iPhone, notice there is a little dash in the upper right-hand corner. If you touch that dash, a drop down menu will appear with the other pages, such as “Our Route”, “We Believe”. See below:



5 thoughts on “Day 33 – 2nd Rest Day in Grand Rapids, MI

    Pete & Joan Tolley said:
    June 12, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Tell us your route and we will see who we know along it.

      rathbike responded:
      June 12, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      Hi Pete – our route is on our Route page! Thanks!

    Melissa said:
    June 12, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Hi Jim and Shawn. It’s Melissa from Dr. Wilson’s dental office. I just started following you yesterday and enjoyed reading your entire blog. What an adventure! You have some great stories. Thanks for sharing. Happy trails 🙂

    Libby South worth said:
    June 12, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    I was looking for a map of your potential route but couldn’t find it If you have one posted I’ll go back and long If you don’t have one I’ll stop looking 🙂 I wanted to see if your route took you anywhere friends and family

    Sent from my iPhone


      rathbike responded:
      June 12, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      Libby, see the PS that I just added to today’s post.

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