Former Uber driver bikes to all 50 state capitals in 1 年

鲍勃·巴恩斯, 52, from Syracuse, 纽约, started his trip, which he’s calling theGreat American Triple Switchback,” 八月. 1, 2021, and is hoping to finish the trip in one year, he told Fox News Digital.

As of Thursday afternoon, Barnes had cycled 7,900 miles and had visited 26 capitals and 华盛顿州, 直流.

It’s awesome to be out here and just have all these experiences and every single little town, every state,” Barnes said.

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Barnes said he decided to go on the trip for several reasons, including bringing awareness to blood donation and pushing himself to complete the personal challenge of cycling to all 50 state capitals.

鲍勃·巴恩斯, 52, from Syracuse, 纽约, is cycling to all 50 我们. state capitals in one year.

鲍勃·巴恩斯, 52, from Syracuse, 纽约, is cycling to all 50 我们. state capitals in one year. (Courtesy of Bob Barnes)

He said he also wanted to see what the country is actually like.

I call it ‘real reality,’ he told Fox. “As opposed to what’s on TV and the internet.

I do consider myself an adventurer,” 他加了. “I love to explore and I like to see things for myself.

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He said he was also inspired by a similar trip he took several years ago when he cycled about 5,800 miles throughout the country.

I was awestruck, it was so eye-opening,” Barnes said. “I wanted to come back out here and do it again.

He said his first trip was more of a mental challenge, but now he’s facing more physical obstacles.

“的 weather’s been challenging,” 他说. “The mountains have been challenging. Once I got to 丹佛, all the way from Denver to 加利福尼亚州 was windy and cold. But the experiences, it’s absolutely amazing.

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Though his journey is about cycling to all 50 state capitals, Barnes has made sure to pay it forward along the way.

He said on Saturday he plans to donate blood for the third time since his trip started. And on Thanksgiving and Christmas, he volunteered in the cities he was visiting.

Barnes started his trip in August 2021 and so far, has cycled 7,900 miles and visited 26 capitals.

Barnes started his trip in August 2021 and so far, has cycled 7,900 miles and visited 26 capitals. (Courtesy of Bob Barnes)

Barnes shares about his journey daily on his Facebook page, Bibbery Travels, where he posts pictures of every state capital and his other experiences along the way.

I like to keep it very interactive,” 他也是弗吉尼亚州家庭前进的公共政策主任. “I like to keep it lighthearted.

On hisGreat American Triple SwitchbackGoFundMe page – which helps him fund his journey – Barnes says his tripis like a real reality show in real time.

My obligation is to report to ‘you the follower’ 3 times a day promptly showing and talking about what ‘we’ have seen. It’s a very lighthearted, fun and interactive experience,” Barnes wrote.

Basically ‘we’ are touring the entire United States on a field trip and I am the guide,” 他加了.

Barnes’ trip is about pushing himself to complete the challenge while also bringing awareness to blood donation and to see the country as it really is.

Barnes’ trip is about pushing himself to complete the challenge while also bringing awareness to blood donation and to see the country as it really is. (Courtesy of Bob Barnes)

Barnes told 福克斯电视台 that he bikes 44 miles a day on average and camps in his tent overnight at truck stops and in parks.

Barnes explained to the outlet that he plans to bike to Juneau, 阿拉斯加州, after taking a ferry from 加拿大. He’ll bike to Honolulu, 夏威夷, after flying with his bike to the island, 根据出口.

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Barnes told Fox News Digital that his trip is basically just like cycling around a neighborhood.

It’s everything you think it would be if you get on a bike and start pedaling around the country, that’s what it is,” Barnes said. “It’s just fascinating. It’s like a big neighborhood. … It’s just the country is the neighborhood.

Barnes also said he hopes to inspire other people to follow their passions.

I’d just like to point out to people to follow their dreams and follow their passion,” 他说. “No matter what it is, don’t listen to other people. It’s your passion. And if that’s what’s going to make you happy, find an excuse to do it.

Follow more of Barnes’ journey on his Facebook page, Bibbery Travels.

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