On June 21, 2013 Dustin and Katie Kelm began the Refuge Ride on the East Coast of Georgia and traveled 3,511 miles/5,650km for 97 days through 14 states to arrive on the West Coast of Oregon on October 9, 2013. Support raised aided those affected by the crisis in Syria.
They rode 36 inch “big wheel” unicycles coast to coast across the United States to bring hope and help to displaced Syrians.
Here are some stats from the ride:•
14 states: GA, AL, MS, TN, KY, IL, MO, KS, NE, CO, WY, UT, ID, OR•
11 flat tires•
1 broken hub•
822 gloves spotted on side of road•
$39,500 in cash, check, and online donations (donations still welcome!)•
Approx. $19,000 worth of goods, services, food and lodging donated!•
Katie is only the 2nd female to cross the USA on a unicycle•
Dustin and Katie are the first pair of unicyclists to cross the USA