Amahia's new adventure

Amahia is a grad student and teaching assistant at the University of Missouri in Columbia. You may remember that she rode home from Columbia last spring, following much of the Lewis & Clark route and ending in Minnesota. Well, this spring she's at it again:
The world is thick and rich when savored at 12 mph and, after last year's river trip, I knew I would tour again. Over winter break, I got this idea: use the bike trip as a teaching tool. As a teaching assistant at M.U. in required survey courses in history, I wanted to convey to students that history is interesting, important and fun. The American History by Bike trip project was born. One hundred students collaborated to develop and research bike trips that will send me around the United States, exploring the history of places and themes. Now that the semester has ended, I have packed up my panniers and am heading off to savor American history.
Read more on the CycleExtreme web site or see Amahia's journal here (PDF file).