Aug 10

Big Ride: Done | A Video and Big Ride by the Numbers

The Big Ride is over and it is time to focus on settling into Oakland and continuing my education at the University of California, Berkeley. It was a great ride and I want to thank everyone who helped along the way with recommendations, hospitality, and messages of support.

I made a short video from footage I collected along the way and I tallied some numbers below.

Big Ride Big Country:

Big Ride Big Country – 2010 from Paul G on Vimeo.

By the Numbers:

39 days total

17 states

6700 miles

172 average miles/day

825 most miles in a day (Tuscaloosa, AL to Keller, TX)

12+ parks (Cacapon Resort State Park, Shenandoah National Park, Hunter Island State Park, Barton Springs City Park, Santa Fe National Forest,  San Juan National Forest, Grand Teton National Park, Ochoco State Park, Umpqua National Forest, Crater Lake National Park, Redwoods National Park, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, and others)

8 nights camping

6 nights in an hotel

25 nights with friends

many podcast episodes (This American Life, CarTalk, Stuff You Should Know, and the Writers Alamanac)



  • MLE

    Woohoo! 825! ;)

  • Anay

    and that berkeley student is gonna ask you how many tons of CO2 did you offset, you dirty hippie

  • Pam

    Loved seeing this, Paul. What an adventure! Glad you’ve landed safely. xxoo p

  • http://www.awbeech.com Anne

    Really cool…so glad you got an adventure in between Haiti and grad school. We will be in the SF area for a Peace Corp Tunisia 80-83 reunion next summer. Hope we can see you too.

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