Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Driving to Baker City, Oregon
Our friend Marc Sulik drove us to Baker City, Oregon (Saturday, July 18) to begin our bike tour. We decided this would be a good jumping off point along the Adventure Cycling Trans America Trail (an established bicycle route through the central US) due to the fact that we are getting a late start and the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is there. This is a fabulous educational opportunity for Gregory and ties in nicely with his 4th grade curriculum. It took 12 hours from Paradise, California to Baker City in a car. We met touring cyclists when we pulled in to Prairie City and couldn't wait to fall into the mode of swapping stories on the road.