Bixby and her Human

Dog on Bicycle

Yeah, Lucky Human!

 

Howdy! My name is Bixby and I’m a 4 year old rescue dog from Texas. Along with my Human “Mike” and our rubber safety chicken “Chicken Charlie”, we have emBARKed on an epic adventure bicycling around the country and raising awareness of the importance of supporting your local animal shelters. Originally from Austin, I soon found my human Mike living and working there and I knew I had to take care of this guy. Little did I know what I was in for.  Three years ago, Mike decided to show me the country.  We loaded into his pickup truck and set out to see the sights.  We toured across the country visiting small towns and national parks till one day we landed in the Terlingua Ghost Town in the shadows of Big Bend National Park. That amazing place will change your life. They had a big “Porch” there and they’rs always someone sitting there needing me  to go fetch their sticks and balls they keep dropping in a sort of deliberate sort of way.  What a great place to be a dog!  While in Terlingua we befriended The Coyote Brothers that were in the process of a 2 year biking journey across the country  and making a documentary.  Their stories apparently made an impression for we eventually got ourselves a Yuba Mundo cargo bike, stuck my bed on the back, grabbed our trusty rubber safety chicken and told my human that “dreams are like sticks…you just have to chase them!” We have now pedaled nearly 7000 miles through 25 states and are having the adventure of a lifetime and we’re just getting started!   Hopefully, along the way, we are helping to unite other 4 legged friends with their humans to take care of, supporting local animal rescues and shelters.  So look out and you may just see us pedaling through your town.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/wheres.bixby.3?fref=ts.

Check out our friends the Hussin (Coyote) Brothers website here https://www.americarecycled.org.

Check out a few of the pictures so far…

Dog on bicycle in Galveston

Here’s where it all began in Galveston, TX

Dirty Bixby with ball at the lake

Didn’t take me long to realize that this was going to be fun!

Bixby in Shreveport with Leadbelly
Before we knew it we were in Shreveport, LA, the home of Leadbelly

Bixby in Lubec

Here’s the Rufftastic little town we started from in Maine. Luckily we got to spend a little time there.

 

piano in Boston

They play piano in the streets of Boston

Bixby in cape cod

Headed to the very tip of Cape Cod.

 

The Truth Is On the Streets.

The Truth Is On the Streets.

There once was a dog in Nantucket...Who rode on the back of a bike in a bucket.
There once was a dog in Nantucket…Who rode on the back of a bike in a bucket.

 

Mine!

Mine!

We turned lots of heads in New London, CT
We turned lots of heads in New London, CT

Here we are in Narragansett, RI. There were people surfing everywhere!
Here we are in Narragansett, RI. There were people surfing everywhere!

No! Sleep! Till Brooklyn!!!
No! Sleep! Till Brooklyn!!!

This should be a postcard!
This should be a postcard!

 

Heading through Philly

Heading through Philly

 

 

Here in southern Delaware the leaves are really beautiful in November.

Here in southern Delaware the leaves are really beautiful in November.

 

The Dukes of Virginia here and their pet pig "Priscilla!"

The Dukes of Virginia here and their pet pig “Priscilla!”

 

 

Cotton fields by Cape Charles, VA

Cotton fields by Cape Charles, VA

 

Statue of Neptune on Virginia Beach. Can you see me?

Statue of Neptune on Virginia Beach. Can you see me?

 

I'm a big kid look what I can do..(in Kill Devil Hills, NC)

I’m a big kid look what I can do..(in Kill Devil Hills, NC)

 

Sometimes the weather doesn't cooperate. Luckily we're prepared.

Sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate. Luckily we’re prepared.

 

View from my favorite place we camped in Ocean City, MD

View from my favorite place we camped in Ocean City, MD

 

Met Mr. Bonetangles in Charleston, SC

Met Mr. Bonetangles in Charleston, SC

 

We meet Hanna and Mitchell in Atlantic Beach, NC and they let us stay with them a couple days.

We meet Hanna and Mitchell in Atlantic Beach, NC and they let us stay with them a couple days.

 

1st Friday in Brunswick, Georgia.

1st Friday in Brunswick, Georgia.

 

Guess what town this was taken in? 2 trys then it's a lost cause..

Guess what town this was taken in? 2 trys then it’s a lost cause..

 

We pulled into St. Augustine at night. This is what we found.

We pulled into St. Augustine at night. This is what we found.

 

A very close call in Ft. Lauderdale. We were standing where that car is like 10 seconds before.

A very close call in Ft. Lauderdale. We were standing where that car is like 10 seconds before.

 

Hollywood Beach was really beautiful, but not so doggie friendly.

Hollywood Beach was really beautiful, but not so doggie friendly.

 

They interviewed us for the news in Miami Beach.

They interviewed us for the news in Miami Beach.

 

Making lots of new friends in Islamorada Key.

Making lots of new friends in Islamorada Key.

 

Just a few miles from Key West

Just a few miles from Key West

 

Southern most point in the U.S. Key West!

Southern most point in the U.S. Key West!

 

Spent New Years in Key Largo!

Spent New Years in Key Largo!

 

butch place

Camping in the Everglades behind Clyde Butcher’s gallery.

In the Everglades. Have you seen my human?

In the Everglades. Have you seen my human?

 

Giant Banyon Tree in Ft. Myers, FL

Giant Banyon Tree in Ft. Myers, FL

 

Meet Lestah Bear. The newest member of our gang.

Meet Lestah Bear. The newest member of our gang.

 

Finally got a bike trailer in Matlacha.

Finally got a bike trailer in Matlacha.

Kayaking in the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve
Kayaking in the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve

friends in Tampa

We made lots of friends in Tampa, FL during the Gasparilla Invasion

Navarre Beach, FL

We happened upon Navarre Beach, FL just in time for their Mardi Gras Parade.

big skate

On Perdido Key, FL we saw what may have to be our next mode of transportation across the country.

 

Mobile, AL

Mobile, Alabama

 

biloxi

Guess where this was taken.

 

viva terlingua

Always thinkin’ bout the little desert town by Big Bend Natl Park. Writtin in the sands of Gulfport, Mississippi

 

five cent fiddle

Some of the coolest travelers we’re ever met. From Ashville, NC. 1 on a bike and 1 on a horse and of coarse, their pooch.

 

mardi gras dog

We were in a Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans!!!

 

We met a friendly little deer in Sam Houston Jones State Park just north of Lake Charles, Louisana.

We met a friendly little deer in Sam Houston Jones State Park just north of Lake Charles, Louisana.

Welcome back to the Lone Star State.

Welcome back to the Lone Star State.

Remember the Alamo!

Remember the Alamo!

 

Sharing the love in Austin, TX

Sharing the love in Austin, TX

 

Looking at the Grassy Knoll at Daley Plaza in Dallas, TX

Looking at the Grassy Knoll at Daley Plaza in Dallas, TX

Dog Day's of Denton, TX. We love all our friends there.

Dog Day’s of Denton, TX. We love all our friends there.

 

Sometimes I invite all my new friends over and put on a concert. "Play me a song you're the Piano Dog..."

Sometimes I invite all my new friends over and put on a concert. “Play me a song you’re the Piano Dog…”

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Sometimes when it’s hot down in Texas, you just have to stop and relax by the pool for the day.

Came across this cool mural in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Where Brad Pitbull was born.

Came across this cool mural in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Where Brad Pitbull was born.

We passed through Okemah, OK where one of the coolest people to ever walk the earth is from. Woofy Guthrie!

We passed through Okemah, OK where one of the coolest people to ever walk the earth is from. Woofy Guthrie!

 

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Did you know a town is named after me? How cool is that? We had a great time here.

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Well this never get old. This is where my human is from.

 

 

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They also interviewed me on the radio in Tulsa.

This Land Was Made For You and Me!

This Land Was Made For You and Me!

Sometimes there are scary monsters, but once you get to know them...they're not so scary, just different.

Sometimes there are scary monsters, but once you get to know them…they’re not so scary, just different.

The Big Blue Whale in Catoosa, OK. Can you see me on his tail and my human in the window?

The Big Blue Whale in Catoosa, OK. Can you see me on his tail and my human in the window?

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We made the front page of the paper in Miami, OK.

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Picher, OK. Where most of my human’s family is from. A town that in less then 100 years, was incorporated, became a boom town for lead and zinc mining, slowly dwindled, was bought out by the government for contamination from all the mining, then finally wiped off the map by a huge tornado a few years ago. But this guy decided to stick around and greet those who still come and visit.

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We rode on the historic Route 66 for a while from Tulsa to Joplin. I’m trying to convince my human that we should pedal the whole thing from California to Chicago. Hmmm

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Bet you can’t guess where this was taken. Give you two guesses.

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Met this guy in Wichita, KS and he looked tired so we gave him a ride.

Wichita, KS was really beautiful. Here we found the Keeper of the Plains fire ceremony which is said to keep the tornados away from this great city.

Wichita, KS was really beautiful. Here we found the Keeper of the Plains fire ceremony which is said to keep the tornados away from this great city.

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What a site for sore eyes. It was blazing hot in western Kansas as we pedaled upon this produce wagon of free vegetables and right across the street was huge shade trees where we stopped and gobbled them up.

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They have a unique way of storing Hot and Cold water in Pratt, KS

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The Famous Boot Hill in Dodge City, KS. Look out Wyatt Earp, there’s a new dog in town.

We finally made Colorado and are wondering, "Where the Ruff are the Mountains?"

We finally made Colorado and are wondering, “Where the Ruff are the Mountains?”

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Arriving in the Mile High City. Denver, CO

Always have time to stop and entertain my fans, like here in sunny downtown Denver.

Always have time to stop and entertain my fans, like here in sunny downtown Denver.

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We made lots of friends as we went on a social bike ride in Arvada, CO

Can you believe how much stuff we carry around on our bike? Time to purge.

Can you believe how much stuff we carry around on our bike? Time to purge.

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Beautiful Fort Collins, CO. My human lived here 12 years ago and I’m wondering why the Ruff you would ever leave such a beautiful place.

 


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Comments

  • Lee says:

    Hi, just happened to get a photo of you in Camden ME, it was purely a co-incidence as we were travelling from PEI Canada heading home to Toronto Ontario and decided to do a piece of Route 1. I didn’t even notice you in it until I got home. I was taking a series of street scene shots and when I looked I saw your website address. I can send you a copy if you let me know how to do it.

  • Doug Mills says:

    WELCOME TO NANTUCKET BIXBY!! YOUR HUMAN HAS COME TO A VERY DOG FRIENDLY PLACE! HOPE YOU ENJOY IT!!

  • Johnny says:

    Mike-
    Do you have an email address I can send these Nantucket pictures of you and Bixby to?
    Johnny

  • Jaime Haskins says:

    Hi Mike. Met you at Time Out Pub in Rockland. Hope your travels are going well. I hiked 80 miles of the Long Trail in VT last week. That felt good!

  • Pat Mcgayhey says:

    we just saw you on the new London ferry to Orient….good luck on Long Island!!!

  • Barbara says:

    I just saw you drive by in Wading River, Long Island. I went right home and looked up this site. Happy Travels to you both!
    (very cool thing you’re doing!)

  • Jen says:

    Welcome aboard the ferry to NJ!

  • jeremiah says:

    Hey man hope you enjoy traveling the country. Hope the rest of Jersey treats you well. Hope you enjoy the belt and Bixby now has a leash !! Glad I got to meet you

  • Suzanna says:

    Saw you two at 20th & Brandywine Philadelphia last night. What a great adventure! Happy trails!

  • Erika Romanowski says:

    Hi Bixby and Mike!

    I saw you guys in Newport, Delaware, and I wanted to say hi, but you were on a really dangerous ramp for bike traffic, so it was kind of hard! I think this is awesome, and if you ever need anything, come right back to Newport! I love dogs, and my dog thinks he’s a human too. Best of luck to you both! Stay safe :)

  • Joe O'Grady says:

    Hi Bixby! First of all, Happy Birthday buddy! I saw you while I was driving in the Outer Banks, NC today and took a picture of you and Mike on your bike! What a great story! We rescued our dog Zeke a few years ago and he is my best friend too. Hope you have a safe trip and enjoy the OBX!!

  • mike tigani says:

    Happy birthday Bixby!I work at the Washington Street Alehouse in Wilmington,Delaware where i met you and your human a couple of weeks ago. Have fun on your journey and keep the snapshots of your adventure coming. We love following your experiences!

  • Lily says:

    Hi Bixby! I saw you on my way to work today in Shallotte, NC! You are seriously the cutest dog in the world! You looked awesome sitting on the back part of the bike! Happy travels!

  • Lynn (aka Samantha Powers Reedfield!) says:

    It was so cool meeting you and hanging out with you and Bixby here in Georgetown, SC. We love your idea of traveling the world with your bestie!!! Much luck, love, and peace to you both!!! Keep posting! Life is great!!!

  • Terry and Cindy says:

    Hi Bixby,
    I met you and your human last week in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. in front of Fat Harold’s on Main Street. Cindy and I enjoyed talking with you two. What an exciting adventure that you are on. We pray for your safety and wish you the best on completing your trip to Key West. God’s speed!

    Terry and Cindy

  • jan says:

    We saw you in Hardeeville SC yesterday, wish I had a dog treat with me, safe travels!

  • Lisa B says:

    Hi Mike and Bixby! Just saw you on River Street, Savannah, Ga.

  • Keith says:

    Mike and Bixby,

    Me and Cheryl met you guys in Savannah and it was really a highlight of our trip. Keep on trucking and stay safe out there. Ill be following you guys on facebook for sure. Awesome adventure!!!

  • Leslie says:

    Met at Fort Pierce Marina, loved Bixby, small world that we were from Kingwood, Texas, hope to see many pictures of your venturrs…

  • Charisee says:

    Hi Bixby! I saw you and your human traveling down A1A on South Hutchinson Island this morning! I hope you enjoyed the beach and fresh air! Safe Travels!!!

  • Suzy Trino says:

    We just passed you on Burnt Store Road near Pine Island, Fl. January 30th at 11:00am. Do you keep track of your miles? Amazing journey!

  • Barb Myatt says:

    Bixby,

    I just met your human friend but was rushed with cars behind me and I’m mad at myself for not just BEING IN THE MOMENT, stopping someplace down the road and enjoying stories and a cup of java and now I won’t see you.

    What a wonderful journey. From the heart/spiritual/committed.

    I hope I get to see you and if your friend stops along the way for any period of time I would love to visit wherever that might be.

    Loving thoughts to you both,
    Barb

  • Taylor says:

    I completely forgot until now, but when i was in the Keys over christmas break, i saw you and your human at John Pennekamp state park. I wrote down the website in my phone and just saw it today. I was with my friend in the Keys and were both really wondering how far youve made it, and where you intend on going. Coming from me and my friend, wed love to see you come up to New Jersey and make a stop in Ocean City. Your journey is amazing and id love to hear back from you
    Good luck in your travels, Taylor

    • Bixby says:

      Wow! We spent 3 weeks in New Jersey last summer visiting my human’s mother, who was working in Tinton Falls. Our trip took us from Lubec, ME down the east coast to Key West, FL. From there we pedaled across the Everglades and traveled the Florida Gulf Coast to Fort Myers and then to the Tampa area. We’re taking a couple days off traveling now so my human can get this website more updated. He’s trying to get it where it auto-updates when we post to Facebook while on the road. Our next destination is California and we hope to be on our way soon.

      Thanks for contacting us.

  • Corinne says:

    I haven’t seen you actually ‘cept here on the web but still , Bixby, I am in love with you! You & Mike please stay safe & if you get to north of Albany.NY fly an email & come for a visit. Meet my kitty’s want to meet you!

  • Melissa says:

    Hello! I saw you at the Fort Worth Stockyards last week while I was at work. I wanted to say hi and pet Bixby but I wasn’t able to get away. Good luck on your many adventures and God Bless your heart and free spirit! Maybe our paths will cross again someday. Safe travels! -Melissa

  • Barbara Redden says:

    I work with your Buddy ,Mark Smith in Houston. Congrats on your great adventure. Love the site .Barb

    • Bixby says:

      Thanks Barbara. Mark Smith from Kingwood? Schmitty? I haven’t seen him in 15 years. Just going through over 3,000 messages on here, my site got hacked. Thanks for the comment. -Mike and Bixby

  • Paul says:

    Thanks Bixby for stopping into Bixby Oklahoma to meet us at the City of Bixby oklahoma

    you are a very nice dog and you have a nice master I hope all the rest of your trip is wonderful and if you need anything just ask

  • greg says:

    Hey if you get to tulsa, you can stay for a few days here. Best of luck. Keep up the good work. Dogs are the best!

  • Ashif says:

    Hi Mike and Bixby,
    It was really nice meeting you guys near pittsburg, KS on 7/28/2014. :)

  • Jacob Pescaia says:

    Hey I saw you in Denver down by the platte river and thought wow that’s amazing, so I had to check out your website. So cool what you’re doing! Keep it up you guys!

  • Bixby says:

    Right on man, Terlingua is a very special place. I’d love to figure out how to make it to Hawaii to pedal around a bit. I’m sure Bixby can surf! Thanks for your comment Dave. Cheers -Mike and Bix

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