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About Steve, The Cyclist
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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 Twitter or 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

    Route Map
    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

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