Days on the Trail:

Started: May 24th, 2017

MOST RECENT UPDATES...

Longer BLOG POSTS FROM THE TRAIL (IF THERE IS INTERNET)

The Original Route (updated below)

UPDATE: Now have to edit this map so it shows a path going from Vancouver Island down to San Diego (see below)

UPDATE: Now have to edit this map so it shows a path going from Vancouver Island down to San Diego (see below)


The dotted red markers are the Pacific Coast Trail, which Erik is currently cycling. The solid red line across America is the Trans Am Trail (completed summer '17.)


Our Team

Erik Douds is an endurance athlete and travel leader with type 1 diabetes. His diagnosis at the age of 16 taught him that nothing in life should be taken for granted. He works alongside organizations such as JDRF and Diabetes Sports Project on topics of health and wellness.

Erik Douds is an endurance athlete and travel leader with type 1 diabetes. His diagnosis at the age of 16 taught him that nothing in life should be taken for granted.

He works alongside organizations such as JDRF and Diabetes Sports Project on topics of health and wellness.

Annalisa Van Den Bergh is no novice to life on two pedals. She returns to the Transamerica Trail to complete the loop she started in her teenage years from San Francisco. Along the way, she is capturing the photos of everyone she meets.

Annalisa Van Den Bergh is no novice to life on two pedals. She returns to the Transamerica Trail to complete the loop she started in her teenage years from San Francisco.

Along the way, she is capturing the photos of everyone she meets.

Taylor Gordan joins the team from New Orleans as a medical student. She may not 100% know it, but Taylor is about to become an expert in wilderness medicine for type 1 diabetic patients. She promises to bring the team to at least one wedding while on the trail.

Taylor Gordan joins the team from New Orleans as a medical student. She may not 100% know it, but Taylor is about to become an expert in wilderness medicine for type 1 diabetic patients.

She promises to bring the team to at least one wedding while on the trail.

 
 
[Erik is] someone that inspired me to push my goals even further, and never to be complacent with where I was in life.
— James Sanchez
 
 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

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PLACE TO STAY

The best part of this trip is meeting new people and being invited into their home to share stories and a meal.

View the trip itinerary by clicking the following text: WHERE IS ERIK

If he is passing through your town, or you know a friend in one of those towns, send a message!

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PLAN AN EVENT

We can have some fun on the road. Below is a list of simple ideas to share the story of biking across America
Easy event ideas

  • Talk at a local high school, community center, church, retirement home, any place where people gather
  • Meet the mayor (chat about developing tourism for small towns, expanding library programs, engaging police or fire departments with villagers)
  • Webinar or podcast
  • Invitation to a race
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SHARE THE CAMPAIGN

Skip the social media and send a good old email. Who would like to hear about a bike trip across America?

  • The biker in your life
  • Someone with type 1 diabetes
  • Your travel partner

OUR SUPPORT TEAM