Total Miles: 6000
Rider: Gijsbert Valstar; 24 years old, marketing manager, touroperator, Non-Member NETHERLANDS Email
Summary: "Captain" of a total of nearly 200 Dutch riders who participated in the 1976 Bikecentennial Tours. Fantastic experience that was leading to my Bicycle Touring Company 'Fietsvakantiewinkel' (25th anniversary !); Self-Planned
How did ACA Help? transporting bicycles from Holland to Reedsport and from trip-end back to Holland (50 at once) was adventure in itself
Health Issues: none
Motivation: for cyclists from Holland: in 1976 was traveling in the USA a dream.... by bicycle
Most Challenging Aspect:how far is coast-to-coast.. living 90 days with a group.. snow in Yellowstone.. heat in Missouri ..
Favorite Experience: meet the people in the far-backyard of the White House: friendly all over!
Tips: never ride too fast; stop where you are invited, because you may never come back again
Date Entered: Apr, 2013
Photo by Dennis Coello