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“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” -Howard Thurman

I started at the Pacific Ocean in Huntington Beach, California on February 20 ...

... and after 2,604 miles, 1498 photos, 46 days, 10 states, 9 flat tires, 4 pairs of sunglasses (I kept breaking them), 2 cross-country bicyclists I met and 1 pair of cycling socks, I arrived at the Atlantic Ocean in St. Simons Island, Georgia on April 6. :)

Video In Collierville, Tennessee

My 2011 Bicycle Tour Across The United States
The Route

Huntington Beach, California to St. Simons Island, Georgia
(February 20, 2011 to April 6, 2011)

About Steve

My name is Steve Garufi. I am an avid cyclist, hiker, photographer and Colorado poster child in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor, a "talk therapist" for my vocation. In 2008, I biked across America for the first time and wrote a book about it. On this page is Trip #2. My goodness, I realize how lucky I am to have biked across the country twice! :)

Although the bike tour is over, you're welcome to stay connected with me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube (bike across USA) or YouTube (personal).

Update: In 2017, I completed a third bike trip.

The Journal - Photos and Trip Description


Day 1: Huntington Beach, CA to Riverside, CA (50 miles)
Day 2: Riverside, CA to Palm Springs, CA (57 miles)
Day 3: Palm Springs, CA to Chiriaco Summit, CA (53 miles)
Day 4: Chiriaco Summit, CA to Ehrenberg, AZ (74 miles)


Day 5: Ehrenberg, AZ to Salome, AZ (58 miles)
Day 6: Salome, AZ to Surprise, AZ (86 miles)
Day 7: Peoria, AZ to Tempe, AZ (21 miles)
Day 8: Rest Day in Phoenix, AZ (0 miles)
Day 9: Tempe, AZ to Globe, AZ (73 miles)
Day 10: Globe, AZ to Safford, AZ (77 miles)

New Mexico

Day 11: Safford, AZ to Lordsburg, NM (70 miles, hitched ride 5 miles)
Day 12: Lordsburg, NM to Las Cruces, NM (40 miles, hitched ride 70 miles)
Day 13: Las Cruces, NM to Radium Springs, NM to Las Cruces, NM (38 Miles)
Day 14: Las Cruces, NM to Alamogordo, NM (63 miles)
Day 15: Alamogordo, NM to Cloudcroft, NM (22 miles)
Day 16: Cloudcroft, NM to Artesia, NM (90 Miles)
Day 17: Artesia, NM to Seminole, TX (107 miles)


Day 18: Seminole, TX to Lamesa, TX (45 miles)
Day 19: Rest Day in Ackerly, TX (0 miles)
Day 20: Lamesa, TX to Snyder, TX (61 miles)
Day 21: Snyder, TX to Haskell, TX (89 miles)
Day 22: Haskell, TX to Seymour, TX (52 miles)
Day 23: Seymour, TX to Wichita Falls, TX (53 miles)


Day 24: Wichita Falls, TX to Waurika, OK (39 miles)
Day 25: Waurika, OK to Madill, OK (72 miles)
Day 26: Madill, OK to Durant, OK (26 miles)
Day 27: Durant, OK to Valliant, OK (77 miles)


Day 28: Valliant, OK to De Queen, AR (55 miles)
Day 29: De Queen, AR to Hot Springs, AR (89 miles)
Day 30: Rest Day in Hot Springs, AR and Little Rock, AR (0 miles)
Day 31: Hot Springs, AR to Pine Bluff, AR (69 miles)
Day 32: Pine Bluff, AR to Forrest City, AR (110 miles)


Day 33: Forrest City, AR to Collierville, TN (78 miles)
Day 34: Rest Day in Collierville, TN (0 miles)
Day 35: Another Rest Day in Collierville, TN (0 miles)


Day 36: Collierville, TN to Walnut, MS (47 miles)
Day 37: Walnut, MS to Tuscumbia, AL (75 miles)


Day 38: Tuscumbia, AL to Moulton, AL (29 miles)
Day 39: Moulton, AL to Attalla, AL (81 miles)
Day 40: Attalla, AL to Cedartown, GA (54 miles)


Day 41: Cedartown, GA to Newnan, GA (64 miles)
Day 42: Newnan, GA to Perry, GA (100 miles)
Day 43: Perry, GA to McRae, GA (64 miles)
Day 44: McRae, GA to Jesup, GA (74 miles)
Day 45: Rest Day in Odum, GA (0 miles)
Day 46: Jesup, GA to St. Simons Island, GA (48 miles)

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