Day 25: A Rhyme a Day Keeps the Doctor Away!

The wait is over, the photos are here! Hold onto your hats and don’t fall on your rear!

It is Day 25 of Apogee tripping, our kids are around the world and we want to see what we’re missing!

From Katahdin to the Pyrenees there is fun to be had, not seeing pictures would just make us sad.

We are here to broadcast all the smiles and laughs. Oh! Don’t forget the strong bikers with their massive calves.

You will be shocked by the thrilling events which have ensued, and your mouth will water at all the beautiful spreads of Apogee food!

So here it is, the blog of the day. Get ready to go, find your trip and read away!


Maine Coast Junior (MCJ)

Today held a trip start for MCJ, they all gathered in Massachusetts to get on their way.

They headed to Freeport, a great spot in Maine! None of them were at all bothered by the rain.

They’ll get to camp, play games, and have dinner. These kids look like pros, definitely not beginners!

Cape Cod & the Islands (CI)

Cape Cod and the Islands spent the day on their bikes. They rode 24 miles, that’s a lot! Yikes!

They played games, sang songs which made the day fun. Luckily the weather also gave them some sun.

With panniers packed and smiling faces, it was a true day of adventure for these CI bike racers.

New England Mountains & Coast A (NEMCA)

It is the last day of trip for our New England Mountain crew, we were so bummed to see them go. So sad, booo hoo.

We love you kiddos and wish you the best! You are all amazing, go and enjoy that well deserved rest!

Caribbean Service (CS)

Today Caribbean Service went on a snorkel tour! They grab their flippers and ran out the door. (safely)

After the tour they got to choose their own adventure. They opted to head to a beach and pick up trash, aw… this group of heart wrenchers.

All in all, the day was action packed to say the least, with spirits high they are loving their time in Vieques!

Maine Coast College Essay (MCCE)

Trip start day, how exciting, yeehaw! They saw the back roads of Maine, which left them in awe.

They drive some miles to their new farm home, and everyone got adjusted to the same time zone.

We can see from this picture that fun was had in abundance, and I’m sure that each day of this trip will bring no redundance.

Maine’s Downeast Explorer (DEXA)

Another day was logged in the books for DEXA, they hike 7.7 miles – probs smiling the whole way!

With a pep in their step, they walk all together. Not concerned in the slightest about any weather.

They are off in the backcountry, what an amazing experience! When they return home they’ll tell stories and say, “Parents, are you hearrinn this?”

(We can’t wait for pictures when they emerge!)

Maine’s Downeast Explorer (DEXB)

Katahdin is here, they climbed it today! DEXB was swift to get on their way.

They strapped up their boots and took to the trail, confident in knowing that they would not fail.

They got to the top (with time to spare) and waved their hands up HIGH in the air.

Congrats to these kid’s who are extremely admirable, how you all accomplish so much is truly unfathomable!

Squinting, Smiles and Sun!!

Vermont to Montréal A (VMA)

Today VMA biked farther into the Islands of Champlain. They had their last lunch in Vermont which did not get one complain.

After that they crossed the border with no delay. Then all of a sudden they were riding in Canada… yay!

They made it to the campground where they play games and eat dinner. They’ll head to their tents, feeling like true winners.

Pie for breakfast and balloons to celebrate their last day in the U.S.A!!!

Vermont to Montréal B (VMB)

VMB left Burlington today, they biked for a while then hopped onto the Causeway!

They took the ferry across some open water, and then kept going to Grand Isle where they enjoyed some rainwater. (a.k.a. it rained)

A total of 27 miles were crushed by this team! Great job VMB you did it, I hope you all eat some ice cream!

Over the Causeway and through the bridge, to Montreal they go!

Costa Rica Mountains & Coast (CRMC)

Costa Rica Mountains and Coast had a wonderful day of driving, the transit is long but the whole time they’ve been thriving.

They’re heading to their Ecolodge in the rain forest! We’re sure they’ll be saying, “It absolutely floored us!”

Now they are halfway through their amazing trip and already it looks like they are displaying great stewardship.

California Mountains & Coast (CMCA)(CMCB)

Once again, we hate to disappoint but if we could show you everything then.. what’s the point!

The CMC crews are still in the backcountry, we bet both trips had great days, yippee!

As soon as pictures come through we will of course post. They will be so great, we most definitely will boast!

Pyrenees Mountains & Coast (PMC)

So far on this trip, PMC has been hiking and trekking through Spain. The scenery there is just a litttttleee different from Maine.

But today was the day! They crossed into France! Everyone was so excited they almost peed their pants.

Today we received this impressive group pic. Everyone looks happy, energized and if I may say; quite slick!

Scottish Highlands (SH)

What is going on in the great country of Scotland? Lets find out, we should really talk about them more often!

Today they hiked around 13 miles, and while the day was long it definitely brought a lot of smiles.

Into their destination of Glen Nevis they found their way. Through the fog leaders Isa & Sean never lead them astray!

Ah, the misty misty mountains. Last day of hiking – congrats!

Europe Coast to Coast (ECC)

Over in Europe our bikers are riding true! Up and over mountains they had quite a scenic view!

They rode from Glurns to Bolzano, in It-a-ly. Smiling the whole way and cracking jokes quite wittily.

The hot sun shone down on them as they traveled. But of course this crew never came unraveled!

Adirondack chairs in Europe? What is this trickery!

America Coast to Coast (ACC1)

Today ACC1 crossed the border to New Mexico. They are onto the next part of their adventure, woohoo, way to go!

With strength in their pedals, they rode fast and swift. They all are Brutally Amazing bikers (if you get my drift).

They turned their watches back to adjust to the new time, from this picture we can tell that their attitudes were sublime.

Unclear if the excitement is about New Mexico or the Smartfood

America Coast to Coast (ACC2)

Biking from coast to coast is no small feat but these bikers are doing it and they’re beating the heat!

This picture is of a beautiful Texas sunrise, they woke at dawn in the cooler weather which is very wise.

They biked, biked and biked some more. They got to see 88 miles of Texas they had never seen before!