(In 2012, as we are about to embark on the 545 mile bike ride from SF to LA}
You may recall that two years ago in 2012 I rode my bike from San Francisco to Los Angeles as part of the California AIDS Life/Cycle. It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Earlier this year the folks at AIDS Life/Cycle contacted me to create a hand lettered route map for them that would adorn a bandana and tote bag — for riders to purchase in the camp store. I was so honored to do work for this great organization, and after chatting about iconic stops along the route, I came up with this design:
The route travels down the California coast and the various spots are either famous rest stops (places where riders stop for food and water) or camps or cities along the way. They even made a t-shirt from my drawing of two bears eating otter pops from the famous Otter Pop Stop (rest stop) on the way from Santa Cruz to King City on Day 2 (the longest day at around 109 miles of cycling).
If you are riding this year, you can buy the merchandise I designed at the ALC camp store. And good luck riders! They leave Sunday for the 7-day ride.
I’ll be back Monday with a special post reflecting on a year of marriage (yes, it’s been a YEAR!).
Happy weekend! I’m off to Mendocino for my anniversary with Clay.