CWA Norfolk/VA Beach Ride Across America Blog

Goodbye Illinois and Missouri

My first day in Illinois was spent going off my regular route to Garden of the Gods which had breathtaking views and rock formations created by millions of years of nature‚Äôs weathering forces. It was well worth the extra 15 miles to go off course. Unfortunately, the next two days in Illinois I spent in on and off torrential downpours. Despite the rain, highlights included riding along the Mississippi River Levee Road with all of the coal terminals and flour mills. And who could forget a visit to Chester, Illinois, home of the… Continue reading Goodbye Illinois and Missouri

Goodbye Kentucky

As I sit on the banks of the Ohio River in Illinois reflecting on my travels through Kentucky, many wonderful memories come to mind. First and foremost are the wonderful people of Kentucky. I have never met such a transparent and welcoming group of people, telling their stories of hardship in one breath while expressing their pride in their community and state in the next. From the grocery store cashier telling her story of lost love ones to Covid when I asked about her still wearing a mask, to Angie in Elkhorn city… Continue reading Goodbye Kentucky


First off, thank you for all of your donations and words of support over the last two weeks. With your generosity, over $8,000 has already been raised for CWA. After dipping my wheel in the Chesapeake Bay, I was on my way to Jamestown. The best part of the day was the beautiful Elizabeth River Trail, 10.5 miles through Norfolk, showcasing many sites including the Hermitage Museum on the shores of the Lafayette River, Old Dominion University, Fort Norfolk, the Pagoda and Oriental Gardens, Battleship Wisconsin, Nauticus, and Town Point Park to name… Continue reading LET THE ADVENTURES BEGIN