A Ride In The Country - a cross-country bike adventure riding for food justice!

Now this I hold very dear to my heart as these adventures inspire my designs tremendously.

From June to August this summer, I rode my bike from Colorado to Oregon - part of the bigger cross-country coast to coast ride known as A Ride In The Country. The ride was lead by my brother Pat, who took the photos and my fiance Ben, who wrote about the state of food throughout America for the NY Times. We rode for the wonderful charity Just Food, who are working hard to bring fresh food to poorer NYC communities and even teach school children how to cook it. While we could not always find fresh food, we certainly found enough pancakes and beef jerky to carry us 70-90 miles each day. We camped each night and met some very memorable folks along the way. There is no better way to see a place than by bike. Have a look at the site for all Pat's photos, and my little videos. Here are a few snaps from my bike...