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Journey across America—Part II Guest blogger

Breanna Dobbe, the fourth-year advertising photography student who is in the midst of biking across America with the Bike and Build program, checks in with the second of her series of blogs chronicling her experience.

Here’s Part II as Breanna winds down her final days in Florida:

It has been one week since this little adventure first started and I think I’m starting to feel its effects on me. Today was our longest ride yet—65 miles through hills, flats, and headwinds. I was “sweep” today with another girl—which basically means we’re the last in the group to make sure everyone is okay and is going the right way. We arrived in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., around 3 p.m. at a local camping spot. It’s pretty nice. We got to relax in the pool, followed by what turned out to be close to a two-hour nap on one of the lounging chairs. Aside from getting to our final destinations, I’m pretty sure that sleep and food is at the top of everyone’s priority list.

Tomorrow will be our last day in Florida, where we will end up in Milton—followed by Alabama. All of our hosts have been absolutely amazing to us since we left. Last night we stayed at Trinity Baptist Church in Marianna and they provided us with lunch, dinner, dessert, and an amazing southern breakfast of biscuits with gravy, grits, fruit, sausage and drinks. They have been the most gracious of hosts yet, and it’s refreshing to meet such people.

I think I’m off to bed now for maybe six and a half hours of sleep, before setting off for our 70 mile ride tomorrow. Good night.

  1. angie faulkner
    Jun 22

    Keep it up you will do amazing!!! :)

  2. Jen Lewis
    Jun 25

    Hi Breanna! All of us at the SLC are cheering for you! Enjoy the ride!

  3. Pedro
    Jun 26

    Breanna, what a great way to spend your summer! As a cyclist myself; your ride triumphs my daily ride. Well done! Your effort is astonishing - I am sure your rewards will be unmatched.

    It is this type of initiative that makes me proud to share my attachment with the RIT family. As an alumni, a staff member, and a fellow cyclist I give you my support for success, health, and a fun ride.

    Keep up the great effort!

  4. karen wagner be
    Jun 27

    Be strong Breanna. You are doing an amazing thing riding in that heat day after day. You sure will be in shape when this is over.
    Thoughts and prayers for you and your friends

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