Day 15 & 16 – Missouri

Day 15 covered a distance of about 109 miles through Missouri.  NEWS FLASH: Missouri is full of very steep hills.  Every mile was filled with beautiful farm landscapes with little civilization in any direction. The road kill in Missouri was quite different from the previous states, consisting mostly of crushed turtles and not to mention one poor armadillo.

The previous nights sleeping arrangement left us high on life, only to fall back when we found ourselves troubling to find a town with a population greater than 600 people.  Our ending point on day 15 was Iberia, Missouri. With nothing more than two gas stations and a closed super market we didn’t have many options for a place to stay. Luckily a local was nice enough to offer us his yard to set up our tents for the night.  Little did we know he owns the loudest rooster on record…at least we didn’t have to set our alarms.

Thanks to the rooster we were able to get a good jump on the next day bright and early.  We continued inching closer and closer to California.

John has a bad case of helmet hair

The Cows.

Ty doing his best cow call.

Once Ty finished calling in the cattle, we made a team decision to ride further south to journey into the depths of Oklahoma rather than Kansas. We ended day 16 in south west Missouri, from which we will soon cross into Kansas briefly before venturing through Oklahoma followed by Texas and New Mexico.  Sorry Kansas, maybe next time.


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8 Responses to “Day 15 & 16 – Missouri”

  1. Barbie Hasenberg Says:

    Replay Live interview at: and view the Pink Pedal on WPGU radio home page. Click on the photo, then listen to the live interview during their stop over at the Univ. of IL.

  2. lisa zambito Says:

    Ty and friends,
    You guys are doing an amazing thing. I don’t know many young people that are so dedicated and determined as you. I am very proud of you and love following along on your journey.
    Keep on pedaling and stay safe,
    Lisa, Ty’s cousin from Buffalo, NY

  3. Pauly Says:

    Hi Boys,
    Ty, we got your replacement phone (LG Dare) activated with your number so let us know where to send it. And if you can, stop back in Iberia, Missouri on your return home, to bring back that rooster so I can use it to get Dakota up in the morning! Love the cow call look, hope you didn’t cause a stampede. Love you guys…..

  4. Dakota Says:

    do cows get breast cancer?

  5. Dakota Says:

    ralphie misses you juice. just wanna let you know.

  6. mary.anczarski Says:

    Dear John, Ty, Travis and Nick,
    You guys are my HEROES ! Stay safe and pedal hard.


  7. Toni Ann Bereskie Says:

    My Dearest Son Dakota Bereskie,

    The way your special intriguing brain works never ceases to amaze me. I answered your question about cows and “breast cancer”, but, my response must have went somewhere in to Cyber COW Space As It iIT IS NOT HERE???????

    Will write it again later today when I have a little more time.


  8. Barb Warcola & Kids Says:

    Hi Guys,

    How sad we are all in Schuylkill County today to hear of John’s terrible accident. What a tragedy for you all to suffer in the wake of a tremendous unselfish effort to raise money for breast cancer. We are all praying for John and you, stay strong! Love and prayers from all.

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