Bicycling Across America – The Wheel Dip in Pacific Ocean

15 Jun
Wheel Dip - in Pacific Ocean

Wheel Dip – in Pacific Ocean

There are many traditions among cyclists. One tradition that we cannot let pass is the “Wheel Dip” in the Pacific ocean saltwater. It is a sign of “really” doing a coast-to-coast bicycle ride.

The back tire is dipped in the Pacific Ocean and the front tire is dipped in the Atlantic ocean. This tradition was started a long time ago and if you do a Google search for “wheel dip” or  “dip the tire in the ocean” you will see lots of different images and video options. It has been going on for a while for coast-to-coast cyclists.  So today, to start our cross country adventure,  We dipped our wheels into the saltwater.

4 Responses to “Bicycling Across America – The Wheel Dip in Pacific Ocean”

  1. Terry June 16, 2014 at 7:32 am #

    Technology is wonderful! It enables those of us who would like to see the country on a bike view it through your journey without having to do the pedaling!

  2. Rick Zoltun June 16, 2014 at 10:10 am #

    The wheel dip is by far the easiest step on this journey! We will be watching you on EVERY step. Go, go, go!

  3. Deb McConahy June 17, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

    I love your blog. It’s a regular how to …. Enjoy the breeze from the water while you can. When you hit eastern Washington, you will need your high tech fabric clothing to keep cool. Keep covered, or you will cook, my fair skinned friend. They really work.

  4. Lynn Rogers June 17, 2014 at 10:49 pm #

    So proud of you. Keep posting we want to hear everything.

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