Lindsay Monroe, 35, walked 3,200 miles across America, from Myrtle Beach, SC, to Lincoln City, OR, from November 2016 to September 2017. Now the spirited, five-foot two-inch adventurer is headed back home, riding her electric bike back to the East Coast. Altogether, her journey will take her nearly 5,000 miles.
Monroe’s sole companion has been Cynthiana, AKA “Thina,” a formerly stray dog named for the Arkansas state grape. Thina joined Monroe when she was working at an Arkansas vineyard. Monroe works for her keep at restaurants and other small businesses, staying in locals’ homes or camping along the way.
On the trip back to the East Coast, Monroe and Thina will cycle through seven states. They embark on Sept. 26, in Tulsa, Okla., and will continue until Nov. 13, when they are expected to arrive in Richmond, VA. The route includes stops at five Pedego Electric Bike stores. Each location is preparing to welcome Monroe with bike tune-ups and hometown hospitality.
Monroe will be riding a seafoam green Pedego 24-inch Interceptor, which boasts a rugged 500-watt motor and a powerful 48-volt battery that will enable her to pull Thina’s pet trailer the whole way.
“Lindsay is an inspiration to us all,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “She shows us that we can take control of our lives, enjoy great adventures and make a lot of friends along the way.”
Follow Monroe’s journey on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/monroelindsay