Bike for Backpacks 2015 is coming soon…

Hello Everyone, We are working on final details for the 2nd Annual Bike for Backpacks ride that will occur this year again the first week in August. Stay tuned for more! Michael

We made it!

After 18 days and nearly 1,000 miles, we completed our bicycle journey from Fargo, ND to Denver, CO.  Virgil and I want to extend a huge thank you to all of the many people we encountered along the way who provided encouragement, inspiration, contributions and a friendly smile along the way.  As we reflect back, we had thousands of interactions … Read More

Deflated? Not a chance!

We were happy to have our first guest rider on this end of our trip, Brian McCormick our buddy from Fargo, ND who moved to Longmont, CO with his family just 2 months ago.  Brian’s wife Kristi is the new Registrar at CU Boulder (Go Buffs!) and Brian has started a new franchise in Boulder County with Tailored Living.  At … Read More

On the homeward stretch

It was another beautiful morning today!  We thought we were getting out early at 7am, however discovered quickly that we likely need to be rolling by about 6am tomorrow…it’s gotten rather warm by 10am, the temperature has changed significantly as we have traveled south.  Let’s hope this stays the case this winter. 🙂 The roads from Sterling to Fort Morgan … Read More

WDAY – Fargo Businessmen’s Bike for Backpacks Journey

1 Week Left on Fargo Businessmen’s Bike for Backpacks Journey By Bryn Nelson on Aug 15, 2014 at 5:13 p.m. Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) – The 2 men who started their bike for backpacks journey in Fargo are only a week away from the finish line…Michael McAllister/ Biking from Fargo to Denver: “We’re pretty pleased with the fundraising efforts so far. However, we’d really … Read More

Colorado at last…come join us on Monday!

Today, after spending the last 7 days in Nebraska, we crossed into our fourth, and “home” state of Colorado, roughly 5 miles out of Sidney, NE.  The first “city” we came to was Peetz.  Then, we passed through Lorenzo, and finally arrived at our home for the night, the Comfort Inn, Sterling, CO. We were excited to find out that … Read More

Our second (and last) day of rest

Today was the second day of planned rest for the 18 day journey.  Although we wanted to be tough in our comments by saying “We probably didn’t need a day of rest”, we actually enjoyed a little reprieve.  Our behinds are silently rejoicing with a little bit of a break from the saddle. We started the morning by throwing our … Read More

Car Back!

Day 13.  Westward Ho! Today’s ride was almost completely West and it continued on Hwy 30 (Lincoln Highway) for a second day.  Just outside of North Platte, near Brule, we crossed over California Hill, the first major grade encountered by California and Oregon-bound emigrants who were crossing the South Platte River. We passed through Brule, where I stopped outside of … Read More

The Veil

Today’s ride took us from North Platte, through Hershey, then Paxton, and then through the unincorporated (not governed by it’s own local municipal corporation, but rather part of another larger administrative division such as a township, parish, borough, county, city, etc) village of Roscoe, (yes…we called it Roscooooooeeee Peee Coaltraaaiiiin!) before our destination of Ogalalla (pop: 5124).  The ride was … Read More