About Steve, The Cyclist
A Road Biker In The Colorado Rocky Mountains
My name is Steve Garufi, a hiker,
photographer, Licensed Professional Counselor
and high-elevation poster child in Buena Vista, Colorado.
I'm also a road cyclist
who had the joy of biking across America in 2008 and 2011 and authoring a memoir about my first trip.
I'm going a third time because of my love of cycling.
It's so much fun to document the trip; you never know who or what
you'll encounter each day. Of course, the fitness and sense of accomplishment are high on the list too.
Will You Join Me? Become Part of This Trip
Learn about the three charities I'm promoting and support them.
During the bike tour, track my daily progress on
Facebook. We can also communicate as I ride. :)
Enjoy the day-to-day journal that will be created after the trip is completed. It should look something like my
46-day collection for 2011. When you
read my journals, it means a lot to me.
Or just read my book about my first bicycle tour.
Under a Triumphant Sky: A Bike Across America Story is
available in print and Kindle on Amazon.
The Bike Route
Start (February 1, 2017?): Encinitas, California
Finish: Fernandina Beach, Florida
Click the map to view it at a larger size.
Cities on the route: Encinitas, CA; Blythe, CA; Phoenix, AZ;
Safford, AZ; Las Cruces, NM; El Paso TX; Carlsbad, NM; Waco, TX;
Winnfield, LA; Natchez, MS; Troy, AL; Valdosta, GA; Fernandina Beach, FL
2011 Bike Trip Videos
Biking In Collierville, Tennessee
Interstate 10 in California
Finish in St. Simons Island, Georgia