NANCY

Eureka Natural Foods

Nancy kindly accepted to donate some food items that her shop could no longer sell. Thank you for helping me and thus contributing to reducing food waste!

SUE

Gas Station @  3197 Alliance Road, Arcata CA

Sue kindly donated a cookie to my hungry stomach as well as some tokens to use at gas stations if I get a flat tire!

BOMBER

Roger's Market @ 791 School Rd, McKinleyville, CA 95519

Bomber gave me a couple of high-energy grain bars. 

Perfect for any cyclist!

SIPS: ORGANIC COFFEE & MORE

 6771 CA-254, Miranda, CA 95553

The coffee shop had no extra nor any old food to spare (I guess, everybody loves coffee and pastry), but the lovely store manager Ashley offered to buy me breakfast out of her pocket. Thank you Ashley!

DICK & KATHY

Cyling power couple

This great cycling couple of determined and independent folks took me in for two nights. They not only gave me food and shelter and introduced me to their bunch of friends, but Dick has officially saved my life by fixing me faulty spokes! THANK YOU DICK!!!

ADAM & MARY

Visitors at the Drive Through Tree park

I asked them for a photo, they offered food and money! The 19 dollars they donated are going into my fundraiser.

Musician & farmer

Leib let me stay over at his beautiful farmland hidden in Californian forest. He made me discover what must be the best meal there is: corn with coconut oil! He has a wonderful outdoor shower and bathtub - all contributing to the real country experience!

LEIB

MORGAN, KIM & LIZ

Visitors at the Madrona Court Motel

These three fun ladies not only shared a greatly entertaining evening with me but also fed me wine and provided with a lovely breakfast.

Hall Of Fame.

People helping people.

None of this would have been possible without these kind human beings.

GEOFFREY BUNTING

Designer

Geoffrey kindly designed my website and logo.

ERIC PARTHUM

Circus performer & photographer

Eric hosted, entertained and took photos of me for serveral days during my stay in the Bay Area. He was my sweet landing pad upon my arrival in San Fran.

DREA

Circus performer & costume designer

Drea fed me, drove me around and sewed my pants and my bike panniers back to life!

MARGIT

Social worker & cyclist

Margit and her partner James opened their house to me on my first day of travel. They welcomed me as if I were their own daughter and made sure I had everything I needed.

FYI, they are the real-life Kim Basinger and Kurt McVeigh (aka Gary Cole).

LORENA

Behavioral specialist

Lorena hosted me for a night in her beautiful sea-side house. She offered food, comfy bed and laundry. She sent me off with a goodie bag full of fresh produce and a pair of socks for the cold times!

ELENA

Cycling enthusiast

Elena sponsored my one night stay at the Anchor Bay Camping ground as she could not host me herself. The remaining $10 are going into the fundraiser.

BECKY & MARK

RV camping pros

I asked them for butter. They shared their dinner, hotnut, extenstion cord, great conversation and so much more with me. They gave me $20 so that I can buy myself a helmet or anything else I might need. The $20 is going to my fundraiser

JUDY

Mother Theresa of Cylists

Judy is one of the most gentle, caring and lovely people there are. She did not only host me, but also fed and clothed me (sic!). She lives on a farm with her 90-year old strong dad Rusty, bestie Nick and bro David. She's the post office master, volunteer fire-fighter, avid cyclist and a kick-starter enthusiast. Go Judy!!!

ROBERT

Tango dancer

Robert put me up for a night in his cozy flat. And cooked lovely dinner. And had me drink all of his wine. And made breakfast. And gave me a bike helmet. And provided me with a headband. A lovely heart, a lovely man.

THE PEG HOUSE

69591 US-101, Leggett, CA 95585

Diana, the owner of the Peg House, gives all of the food rests to her chickens and all other edible items to a homeless man she knows. Despite have a zero-waste record, she still offered a sandwich, chips and a drink to go, for NOBODY leaves her joint hungry.

WESTPORT COMMUNITY STORE

24980 Abalone St, Westport, CA 95488

Rachel, who was holding the store when I arrived was more than happy to support my adventure. She filled my bag with both fresh and canned produce and even some candy! Be sure to visit this western saloon looking place if you pass through Westport.

SIGNATURE ORGANIC COFFEE

3455 Redwood Drive, Redway, CA 95560

The lovely baristas sent me off with a cup of good coffee and a scone.

DOTTI

Shop & the Madrona Motor Court Cottages motel owner

I don't know where this woman takes her energy from but she is simply INCREDIBLE! Before I could ask for help, she has given me two meals and a key to a room at her lovely retro motel at the Avenue of Giants. She is Phillipsville's powerhouse: a source of energy, good vibes, ideas & love.

STUART

Native American painter

Stuart is simply a darling. Sweet, kind, enthusiastic. He shared his love of arts with me and invited our happy bunch to some fine dining! 

FRIENDLY NEIGHBOUR

Inhabitant of Phillipsville

Just when I was ready to include a shout-out on my page asking for books, this friendly person popped out from nowhere and provided me with some sought after reading material!

ANOTHER FRIENDLY PERSON

Neighbour at the Madrona Court Motel

Provided me with a huge pack of Humboldt roasted coffee. What a blessing!

KRYSKA & MIKE

Raft guide & park ranger

Dick & Kathy's friends who welcomed me at their barbecue Sunday chill-out. They also gave me $20 which goes straight into my fundraiser

KELSIE

Murphy's Markets 

Kelsie asked the produce manager to let me ravage through their discarded foods basket. I left with 2 kilos of produce!

THE LIGHTHOUSE GRILL

355 Main Street, Trinidad, CA 95570

Carly offered a scoop of ice-cream to keep me going. Salted caramel... to die for!

MURPHY'S MARKET

1 Main Street, Trinidad, CA 95570

Again, yet another Murphy's Market agreed to share their unsold produce with me. So happy to hear they feed farm animals with food scraps and donate all edible items to charities!

EDIE

Snack Shack @  120779 US-101, Orick, CA 95555

Edie decided to feed me anything I wanted of her menu. She also allowed me to charge my phone at her shop and arranged for me to pitch my tent in her son's garden. Thank you Edie, Steven, Regina and Jacob for your hospitality and kindness! 

WOODLAND VILLA MARKET

15870 US Hwy 101 N, Klamath, CA 95548

Sharon, the market's owner, inivited me to take ANYTHING I wanted from her reduced-price items shelf. 

VITA CUCINA

1270 Front Street, Crescent City, CA 95531

Hannah and Lemar were happy to give away the Caesar Salads someone forgot to pick-up with some fresh, home-made croûtons!

KATIE

Serial WarmShowers hostess

Katie put me up for 3 nights at the church where she volunteers on a regular basis. She helped me out with getting rid of the poisonous oak's oil from my clothes and gear and had me over for lovely dinner her jewellery-making partner made for us!

BAKERY BY THE SEA

1150 Suite A Chetco Ave, Brookings, OR 97415

Despite having a zero-waste policy, Claudia, the bakery owner, shared a plentiful of her goodies to keep me nourished throughout my trip. 

JIM & LYDIA

Hikers & trail angels

Jim and Lydia, whom I asked for water, spontaneously offered some energy bars and fruit, proving again that trail magic is REAL!

LISA, AYOMA, KEANA & MANNY

Gold Beach inhabitants & Francophiles

Lisa arranged for me stay at her friend's whilst Ayoma, Keana & Manny provided me some food for the road.

ERICKA & JENNIKA

Gold Beach inhabitants: social worker & pupil

Ericka opened up her garden to me by putting me up on her cool trampoline. She offered shower, food, drinks and even gifted me with the flip-flops I had been missing so badly! 

NESIKA BEACH MARKET

32865 Nesika Rd, Gold Beach, OR 97444

Gary kindly donated some lovely produce to keep my tummy happy!

The crisps made my day!

BRYN

Apiarist

Bryn, who is a beekeeper in plain people's language, put me up for the night, made me discover her home-made kombucha (I only drank ALL of what she had) and sent me off with home-made sleeping oil.

SHASARA

Californian Girl par excellence

I met Shasara at the pizza day Judy took me to in Elk the week before. She spontaneously invited me to stay at hers in McKinleyville. She lodged and fed me and gave me a bunch of medication for my poison oak rash. We kindly accepted to my resting at hers for a day.

JENNIFER & TINA

Misty Meadows Jams @ 48053 Hwy 101 S, Bandon, OR 97411

I guess I just have to accept that there is never going to be any unsold produce at places selling produce containing sugar, but Jennifer and Tina still offered a sample jam jar, crackers and some candy! 

JACOB PESTANA

Langlois Market & Deli, 48444 Highway 101, Langlois, OR

Jacob prepared an entire box of goodies for me to take. He wanted to give me even more, but there is only this much that I can take on my bike...

BEAR & LARRY

Travelling retirees

Bear & Larry not only accepted my 4 am CouchSurfing request but treated me to a bubble bath, wine, delicious food and sent me off with lots of snacks.                       They were ready to take me in again the following day when my                     bike broke except that Larry transformed into my fairy godfather and had a brand new wheel appear on my bike!

FRANCIS

Ashworth's Market @ 1585 Sherman Ave, North Bend, OR 97459

Francis offered some bean-filled pastry delish to keep me going!

BRIAN

Retired marine

Brian and his partener Bud took me in when I knocked on their door on a late rainy evening. On top of shelter, they offered food, laundry and a martini to go with that jacuzzi of theirs!

RYAN

Self-proclaimed bicycle support unit

Ryan offered high-visibility jacket to keep me safe on those curvy tight roads of Oregon!

DAVID & EILAND

Halfway Cafe @ 18921 OR-126, Walton, OR 97490

David & Eiland didn't have any extra produce to give away, so instead they fed me a special of their menu. It was to die for!!!

HAL & TONIA

Big Bear Camp @ 89480 Nelson Mtn. Road, Walton, OR 97490

Hal & Tonia basically kidnapped me from the HalfWay Café upon learning I was cycling across the country. They lodged me at their beautiful camp retreat, made me discover their home-made everything and celebrated my birthday with me. They are simply the purest people with the biggest hearts there are. PS. Tonia is a real-life Jane Birkin!!!

BARB

Bike-loving math teacher

I called Barb at 8:30 pm: I was at hers just half an hour later. She saved my ass on cold rainy night and even fed me chocolate!

KELSEE GRAVES

DAC @ 999 Williamette Street, Eugene, OR

Kelsee kindly offered an unsold sandwich to keep my hungry tummy happy!

ISAAC

KIVA GROCERY @ 125 W 11th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401

Isaac shared a whole box of discarded produce that the shop could no longer sell, but I could still devour...

OTIS, ZONDIE, OZY & ZO

Writers & teachers

Otis and Zondie were ready to take me into their family house on a basically 10-minute notice. They made me immediately feel like I was one of theirs.

HAYLEY CROSBY

Raft guide, yoga teacher, cyclist

Hayley welcomed me in her house on very short notice. She put me up for the night, shared some lovely food and the best tea ever! She has also gracefully gifted me with a proper sleeping bag, thus saving me from freezing to death whilst camping!!!

ALI MAYEA

Real Estate Agent, former cyclist

Ali and Don took me in, a complete stranger, when I presented myself on their doorstep looking for a place to pitch my tent. They offered bed, shower, food and delicious coffee. Ali even gifted me with a t-shirt designed by her daughter!

TOM & CASEY

Blazin Saddles @ 413 W Hood Avenue, Sisters, OR 97759

Tom offered his time and talent to fix my wheel's spokes after I unapologetically messed them up in a botched attempt at self-bike help...

MARY, DARYL & RERE

Melvin's Fir Street Market @ 160 S Fir St, Sisters, OR 97759

More than enthusiastic about my "cheeky quest", Mary immediately offered to buy me lunch at the store where she works. Daryl threw a bunch of bananas!

TINKER, JAMIE & PAYTON

Logan's Market @ 900 SW 23rd St, Redmond, OR 97756

The trio teamed up to get me anything and everything they could from both the fresh produce aisle and the deli stand.

KIM & DENNIS

Cyclists, yoga & English teachers

Kim and Dennis welcomed me in their beautiful house in Prineville and treated me to dinner and ice-cream. There was also a yoga class available in the morning, but I unfortunately had to pass... The hard-boilded eggs were my saviour when I got super hungry!

JALET & PAT

Pastors, WarmShowers hosts, hostel-owners

Jalet & Pat fixed me up with a bed in their beautiful, cozy, vintage and, most importantly, bike-friendly hostel/church. I was able to stay for 2 nights, get a private tour of the Painted Hills, enjoy great ice-cream and some live-music at the local pub. All thanks to the generosity of this wonderful couple.

BOB & BRENDA

Touring tandem couple

These lovely cyclists "have been following me" for several days. Once we've run into each other in Dayville, they invited me to dinner!

JAN

Badass cowgirl

Jan took me in for the night when I showed up, unannounced, on her doorstep. She offered not only shelter, but shower, food and some camping gear. Thank you Jan!

MICHELLE

Silver Spur @ 150 Ingle St, Mt Vernon, OR 97865

Michelle fed me some lovely home-made soup when I showed up, hungry at her restaurant. It was yummy!

KYLIE, ANDY & ALICIA

Across the country travellers

I asked them for a water refill, they instantly offered to give me all their snacks. Their trip was over and they bestowed me with a bag full of goodies (there was some chocolate!). If anyone is still questioning the kindness of human beings, have them call me!

TERRIE

Sinclair gas station @ 940 OR-7, Baker City, OR 97814

Even though Terrie no longer had the unsold produce on hand, she offered to buy me two packs of noodle soup so that I wouldn’t go hungry.

AARON

Eagle Cap Grill @ 2901-2915 La Grande-Baker Hwy, Baker City, OR 97814

The Grill Restaurant folks kindly agreed to give me their unsold produce of the day. I had 1 litre of some DELICIOUS stew (gone in one sitting), plenty of mashed potatoes and rice: just what a cyclist needs to climb those hills.

GAYLE

WarmShowers host

Gayle kindly agreed to host me on a very last minute desperate call for mercy. She let me stay in her comfy guest room and made me some delicious breakfast, coffee and treated me to her home-made raisin juice!

BELINDA, MATT, ANDREA

Old Pine Market @ 130 S Main St, Halfway, OR 97834 

Gayle kindly agreed to host me on a very last minute desperate call for mercy. She let me stay in her comfy guest room and made me some delicious breakfast, coffee and treated me to her home-made raisin juice!

KATE

General Practictioner, the horse-riding gal

Kate not only offered a comfy bed in her beautiful house, but also took me out to dinner to the best restaurant in town. She provided medical advice to my ills and aches, gave me plenty of food, a knife and some sports drink supplement. Thaaaank you Kate!

RUSS

WarmShowers host, bike-garage owner

Russ and Sheila welcomed me in their beautiful house when I collapsed buy the side of the road in John Day. Not only did they provide me with a place to sleep (a CAMPING CAR), an air-conditionned living room, dinner, snacks and happy times, but Russ has kindly fixed my bike and gave me a new tube and tyre. So precious!

LAMAR

Gateway Store & Café @ 4330 ID-71, Cambridge, ID 83610

Lamar kindly accepted to let me stay for the night on his property when too tired to continue I refused to move from his comfy air-conditioned café. I was able to hang out there on the internet and he even fed me dinner!

LYNDA

The Round Up Coffee House @ 1-29 E Central Blvd, Cambridge, ID

Lynda didn't have any leftovers (who DOESN'T finish their cookies and their coffee?!) so she offered to sponsor the beverage of my choice out of her pocket. I got a MAGNIFICIENT broken turtle: the BEST iced-coffee EVER!

RANA

Alpine Store @ 1051 US-95, Indian Valley, ID

Despite being super efficient with her food and not having any faste items, Rana offered to make me a beautiful wholesome sandwich to go!