Gathering Gear for Crossing the Country
To bike across the country, there are some essentials that you need, and there are some things that make your life significantly easier. Bike and Build requires participants to have bike shoes that clip onto the pedals. These help the rider get energy from both the down stroke and the upstroke, and they help the rider use more muscles while biking.
For Christmas, my Grampa and my Grama Pat bought me these shoes (with purple shoelaces from my mom) and the clipped pedals to match them, which I will be wearing every mile of the journey. Thank you!