Bixby and her Human
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 5000 miles through 21 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 new humans to look after 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 www.americarecycled.org.
Check out a few of the pictures so far…
Here’s where it all began in Galveston, TX
Didn’t take me long to realize that this was going to be fun!
- Before we knew it we were in Shreveport, LA, the home of Leadbelly
Here’s the Rufftastic little town we started from in Maine. Luckily we got to spend a little time there.
They play piano in the streets of Boston
Headed to the very tip of Cape Cod.
The Truth Is On the Streets.
- There once was a dog in Nantucket…Who rode on the back of a bike in a bucket.
- We turned lots of heads in New London, CT
- Here we are in Narragansett, RI. There were people surfing everywhere!
- No! Sleep! Till Brooklyn!!!
- This should be a postcard!
Heading through Philly
Here in southern Delaware the leaves are really beautiful in November.
The Dukes of Virginia here and their pet pig “Priscilla!”
Cotton fields by Cape Charles, VA
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)
Sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate. Luckily we’re prepared.
View from my favorite place we camped in Ocean City, MD
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.
1st Friday in Brunswick, Georgia.
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.
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.
They interviewed us for the news in Miami Beach.
Making lots of new friends in Islamorada Key.
Just a few miles from Key West
Southern most point in the U.S. Key West!
Spent New Years in Key Largo!
Camping in the Everglades behind Clyde Butcher’s gallery.
In the Everglades. Have you seen my human?
Giant Banyon Tree in Ft. Myers, FL
Meet Lestah Bear. The newest member of our gang.
Finally got a bike trailer in Matlacha.
- Kayaking in the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve
We made lots of friends in Tampa, FL during the Gasparilla Invasion
We happened upon Navarre Beach, FL just in time for their Mardi Gras Parade.
On Perdido Key, FL we saw what may have to be our next mode of transportation across the country.
Guess where this was taken.
Always thinkin’ bout the little desert town by Big Bend Natl Park. Writtin in the sands of Gulfport, Mississippi
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.
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.
Welcome back to the Lone Star State.
Remember the Alamo!
Sharing the love in Austin, TX
Looking at the Grassy Knoll at Daley Plaza in Dallas, TX
We have lots of friends in Denton, TX. No he’s not really trying to hit me. We’re just ruffin’ around.
by Bixby with .