The Route

Sponsors & Sponsorship



Below you can find a list of links to people, organisations or companies that have helped us out in some way or other.

Bike For Sudan
More cycling across the country here, this time to raise money for a clinic in Sudan. Check out the blog, donate via the website...
Russell Love Lovenstein
Rusty was musician we met in Strong City, nice bloke with a great version of Born to Run. More cowboy music that dont grate...
Jared Pete Gile
Pete, a top fella we met at the Strong City rodeo, is a fine musician who plays the best sort of country i.e. not the FM country sort. Check the website for, er, the sound of Kansas (and more)!
Grandpa Lost His Mind
Steve Fulks is another coast-to-coast cyclist we met when crossing Kansas...top fella, he introduced himself by shouting "Get off my land!" at us and freaking us out. Good work Steve....
Merles Miles for MS
We met Merle Knotts, an MS patient, on the way across Kansas when he snuck up on us with his recumbent tricycle. Merle is pedaling 3,300 miles from Marietta, Georgia to Oak Harbor, Washington to attend his 50-year high school class reunion (hes 69! right on!). He is soliciting tax deductible donations to the Georgia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for the fight against Multiple Sclerosis and hopes to raise at least $10 per mile between now and the end of the trip. Help Merle!
Fitness Travel Gear
Fitness Travel Gear is a website that helps fitness and travel enthusiasts research top quality products than work well, look great, and make participating in fitness and travel activities fun, simple, and comfortable. Theyre also Walkingthestates latest partner - were going to be reviewing a lot of kit on the second stage of our walk in 2007 and well post the reviews on their website. Anyone needing advice on what gear might suit their outdoor activties best need look no further... Our goal is to provide useful information that helps our readers select outdoor, fitness, and travel gear that can help them: improve performance, enhance comfort and enjoyment, and inspire curiosity and exploration.
Brits International
For all you Brits who have recently moved to the US (or perhaps not so recently moved) and fancy hooking up with some ex-pats already here, Brits International (based in Independence, Missouri) is the place to go. Very nice people, good chat, good knowledge of local curry houses - say no more!
Fritz The Artist
The amazing Fritz, our new friend from Hermann, and his artistry..check out some of the stuff here, classy indeed...
Top Spot Outdoors
The amazing Top Spot Outdoors outfitters, located in Evansville, Indiana. Good friends of Walking the States, good people with good advice. For all your outfitting needs!
Santa Claus Alpacas
Need alpacas? Brett, Lu, Ryan and Hunter Heiney have alpacas. Visit here now to indulge your alpaca needs...
Our Q&A in the CIN Weekly
We did a quick interview a few weeks back with Megan Mcnames from a Cincinnati paper...tchek it here...
Watch the Pallino
Watch the Pallino - Our good friend Steph Foersters excellent documentary on the Toluca Bocce Ball tournament...Check it...
Junction Trail Festival
Milfords very own Junction Trail Festival, possibly featuring a presentation from us on what it is like to walk a very long way. Possibly. Aside from that, its on September 8th, 9th and 10th 2006, and theres live music and all sorts.
Phil Goddards Walk
Fellow Brit Phils website and account of his journey from the coast to coast in the states. Taking place at the same time as ours, but on a different route...
Art by Lorraine
Lorraine was extremely kind to us and gave us a lift to a campsite outside of Milton. She also has a dog called Starchild. Check her art here!
Camping La Murée
This is the excellent campsite we stayed at in Switzerland which is run by Collette Rouiller (amongst others). Collette was a superb host, provider of excellent whisky and biscuits, and was very helpful when advising us on our walks around Les Diablerets. If you are ever near Montreux, camp here!
Lejog 2006 - Lands End to John OGroats
The website of an old school friend, Justin Halfpenny, which details his quest with a mate to walk from Lands End to John OGroats in the UK. Check the site, sponsor them (money to the Kent Ambulance Trust)!
Jim Sanders
The website of the esteemed Jim Sanders, local Brighton artist and good friend. He will paint on anything wooden or...anything at all really. Its all good!
Southbourne Guesthouse
Marvellous B&B in Horley near Gatwick Airport. Lovely place, great breakfast courtesy of Tony and Breda Breen.
American Discovery Trail
The homepage of the route we are taking. Plenty of info on what we are letting ourselves in for etc. Check the route!
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