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Portland to Portland by bike

WAITSBURG-Robyn Schmidt pedaled into Waitsburg on Thursday afternoon, August 25, on her way to Portland, Maine. Her adventure began as she left Portland, Oregon, on August 19. The route is over 3,200 miles, and Schmidt plans to arrive in Maine by Halloween.

She stopped at Ten Ton Coffee in Waitsburg midday, taking time to enjoy the day before heading to Lewis and Clark State Park to spend the night.

Schmidt has been car-free for 19 years. She commutes on her bike and has been on numerous rides around the Portland area.

She recently decided to make a career change from healthcare to technology. So, before starting a new job in User Experience Design (UX Design), it was time to fulfill her dream of biking from Portland, OR to Portland, ME.

Along the way across the country, she is looking forward to biking through Glacier National Park in Montana and will visit with family in the Midwest. As an experienced bike tourist, she believes biking is the best way to see the world. With the trip just beginning, she stated that her faith in humanity had already been restored. She enjoyed her stop in Waitsburg and says she plans to post the ride's updates on Instagram for her followers @mossy_fins.


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