The 2010 BP Oil Spill negatively effected our world. In response, I rode my bike round-trip from Portland to Port Townsend to protest, to discover what it means to be green, and to see if it is possible (and worthwhile) to go beyond petroleum.
I had to go to Port Townsend, Washington for a week-long college residency and then return home to Portland, Oregon. In the past, I carpooled or took public transportation. After the BP Oil Spill, I rode my bike round-trip and documented the journey in this blog/website.
According to Google maps, the route was 225 miles each way with a mixture of highly trafficked and less populated roads. It was roughly the distance from New York City to Boston.
I rode my bike instead of driving to:
Each of us can create alternatives to what are commonly considered, “the usual ways of getting things done.” Have you ever dreamed up something and, despite resistance, carried it out to the end just to see what happens?