In June, my dad and I are planning to go on a long bike trip.

This is a guest post from my friend, Isaiah.  He takes a bike camping trip with his dad every summer.  I got a request for route advice this morning, and I thought he could ask for help here.  He wrote this (with a little help transcribing from his dad), and added a second request, too.

In June, my dad and I are planning to go on a long bike trip. We are asking people to give money for each mile we ride. The money will go to the Minneapolis Bike Coalition because we want everyone to be able to take fun and safe bike trips, and we know they help make that possible. Knowing people are giving donations for each miles helps keep us going when we get tired!

My dad and I want to go on the bike ride because we like to bike, we like to travel, and we also like to give money to charity places. It is good for us because we like to do all those things.

The kind of bike trip we would like is:

  1. We don’t want to be next busy highways, because it sucks the life out of me.

  2. We want a bike path that goes through the woods.

  3. We want a trip that is about 150 miles long. We’ll go for 3 days.

  4. One that starts close to Minneapolis, or maybe Duluth.

  5. A path that is mostly paved, not the dirty ones.

  6. We would like to have a campsite near the bike path, that we could stay at.

  7. We want our bike trip to end at Open Streets, if possible.

These are some of the things that we would like in our trip. Could you give us some ideas of bike routes that would be like this? You can put comments on this blog post.

We have already gone on 3 previous trips. On all of them so far we went for 2 days and we stayed at campsites for 1 night. The first trip, when I was 6, we went on 62 mile trip. When I was 7, we went 80 miles. And last year we went 105 miles and I was 8. Last year we ended out bike trip by going to Open Streets. Here are pictures from our bike trips so far.

If you want, you can donate money for every mile we ride. You can click on this form to say how much you want to donate.

We will put pictures and news about the trip on this blog. Thank you for your help!

Isaiah, age 9


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