The following resources provided both inspiration and information to help me prepare for the journey:
CrazyGuyOnABike: An informal community of long-distance cycling enthusiasts. Great place to read about the adventures of other cyclists and browse through their journals and photos. Members of this community tend to be helpful and supportive to beginners.
Adventure Cycling Association: A non-profit organization which has been inspiring people to travel by bike for more than 30 years. Creators of a nationwide network of cycling routes, their excellent maps are a must. One of their campaigns is an effort to get Americans off their couches and on to their bicycles.
Ken Kifer's Bike Pages: A fantastic collection of cycling wit and wisdom compiled by Ken during several decades of bicycle touring. Ken was tragically killed by a drunk driver in 2003, but he continues to inspire cyclists worldwide.
Phat Boy Riding: One Man, One Dog, One Purpose. Atlanta native Bob Carter and his dog, a chocolate Lab named Brandy, are doing a cross-country cycling tour to raise awareness and support for the New Orleans music community affected by Hurricane Katrina.
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