About Us

Who we are:
Rina Binder-Macleod and Kristofer Thompson
What we are doing:
Biking across the USA, from Delaware to California.
Why we are doing it:
1. Fun!
2. To learn about bicycle friendly communities then bring what we learn back to UD to become "bicycle ambassadors" and promote bicycle use.
3. Fun?
Last summer we worked in Guatemala for 3 months as volunteer trekking guides for an amazing organization called "Quetzaltrekkers. "
The money we raised from the hikes funded 85% of the operating budget for a school EDELAC, or Escuela de la Calle, for 220 children.
If that wasn't enough, we also provided 100% of the funding for the orphanage "The Hogar Abierto (Open Home)" for 17 kids!
We love these kids to death, so we are dedicating our bike trip to them
Me (Rina) and Wilson on the trek to Lago Atitlan
The girls hanging out after dinner at the Quetzaltrekker's Office
We would be so grateful if you could support us in our effort to "Bike for the Kids", to provide support for the kids
of the "Open Home",
The Hogar Abierto.
To Donate: (this is a semi-complicated process because it is difficult to send money out of the country even to a 501(c)3 non-profit so QT uses Omprakash to help facilitate the donation process)
You can make a tax-free donation through Omprakash.
Please select Quetzaltrekkers from the drop down menu to earmark your donation (very important).
In addition, we will be tracking the money raised through our bike trip. If you choose to donate, please e-mail bikeforthekids@gmail.com with your name and the amount donated so we can track our progress for the kids!
Thank you for your support!
Kris and Rina

Saturday, August 14, 2010

San Francisco

We made it to the west coast!  We have been biking SF's many bike routes and even biked across the golden gate bridge!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bike paths from Folsom To Davis, CA

Lots and lots of bikes paths! Biking along the 30 mile American River
Bike Trail through Sacramento

Bikes and Lakes

Carson Pass, California

We camped in the National Forest then climbed the 8500 ft pass. We
were south of Lake Tahoe but we saw tons of beautiful alpine lakes!


We crossed the border into CA and encountered the tiny sign...

Turning $1 into $3.58

Enough money for a meal at Mickey D's for two

All our gear

Nice compact camp site

Lahonton Reservoir, Nevada

$1 entrance fee for bikers! What a steal

Desert and sand dune outside Fallon, NV

Middlegate cont

Middlegate, Nevada photos

Some pictures from Middlegate, about 50 miles east of Carson City (capitol of state of Nevada)

The shoe tree...