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Welcome to the blog of the Enough for Everyone program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). By "just living" we mean both justice-based living and just simply living – freeing ourselves from the clutter of stuff so we can focus on living faithfully and living well. Join us in the exploration!

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Bryce Wiebe coordinates Enough for Everyone, a ministry of the Presbyterian Hunger Program. He loves slow food and is fascinated by the way things are made.  He is excited to dive into experiments in simplicity with you.  His sacred cow of consumption: kitchen gadgets.

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August 22, 2014

Bryce Bikes: update!!

Is this bike ride something I can do? 


First things you should know is that I am not a bicyclist, strictly speaking.  In fact, I sometimes don’t even like it.  I tend to my body through lifting heavy objects and setting them down.  Repeat.   But I am is game for a challenge, and here is why: 

My training has been inconsistent so far due to much travel, and a few injuries, but I have a few more weeks to get myself together.  Keep me in your prayers and support me in whatever way you can.  I’m terrified…



Overview (364 miles)

The route generally follows the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route – Section 3 published by the Adventure Cycling Association.  It follows US-101 from Orick to Leggett, then CA-1 down to near Pt Reyes Station.  We then follow Sir Francis Drake Boulevard to Sausalito.  We take side roads where convenient.  Details of each day follow.


Day One – Orick to Fortuna (68.1 miles, 3,521 ft of climb)

Follow US-101 from Orick to Fortuna.  Side roads include:


Day Two – Fortuna to Garberville (53.7 miles, 4,883 ft of climb)

Follow US-101 and Avenue of the Giants from Fortuna to Garberville.  Side roads include:


Day Three – Garberville to Ft. Bragg (70.9 miles, 7,310 ft of climb)

Follow US-101 to Leggett and then CA-1 to Fort Bragg.  Side roads include:


Day Four – Ft. Bragg to Gualala (59.3 miles, 4,540 ft of climb)

Follow CA-1 from Fort Bragg to Gualala.


Day Five – Gualala to Tomales (63.5 miles, 4,610 ft of climb)

Follow CA-1 Gualala to Tomales. 


Day Six – Tomales to Sausalito (48.5 miles, 2,952 ft of climb)

Follow CA-1 from Tomales to Platform Bridge Rd south of Pt. Reyes Station and then detailed map through west Marin County to Sausalito.


Bryce Wiebe, Presbyterian Hunger Program staff, is riding in Redwoods Presbytery's Pedal for Protein; a 360 mile bike ride across northern California September 20-25.  Bryce will be adding the global dimension to nutrition for children suffering from poverty. Your donation will fund work addressing child nutrition throughout the US and across the globe.  The Presbyterian Hunger Program currently works with organizations in the US and internationally who are raising chickens, goats, rabbits and guinea pigs and through community gardens are tripling the plant protein available to the community's children.  By supporting this ride, you ensure these valuable programs continue to provide nutritious, balanced diets to children in need.


To donate to the Ride, click here!  We need your help to make it. Return to this blog for updates on my training. 

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