Berkeley teen Zeke Gerwein is back home (and back in school) after biking 4,334 miles over 73 days this summer. Zeke’s ride took him from the waters of the Atlantic in Delaware across the entire continental United States to the Pacific Ocean.
In his blog, Zeke describes the experience of dipping his front bike tire in the Pacific at Rodeo Beach in Marin County: “…I pushed my bike across the sand and pebbles toward the ocean. I had forgotten to take off my socks and shoes, which were soon drenched, but I didn’t care. My front wheel had touched the surf of the Pacific. I had crossed the country!!”
We highly recommend reading Zeke’s blog. You’ll find hilarious anecdotes, beautiful descriptions, and the profound reflections of an environmentally enlightened young man discovering America.
To date, Zeke’s ride has raised $4,260 from 70 individual donors for the Sierra Club SF Bay Chapter’s conservation efforts — only $74 short of a one-to-one dollar-to-mile match! Make a gift in Zeke’s honor and help him reach that hard-earned milestone!