January 2016 Rickshaw Run
Yep, we're going to do it. I know you think we're crazy....but we're gridskipping in India! The Rickshaw Run is a 1,500mi adventure in a 7-hp glorified lawnmower. It is easily the craziest thing we have ever planned to do. There is no set route, only a starting line and a finish line, but what is between them is all up to us.
The Rickshaw Run is organized by The Adventurists in order to raise money for charity. We will be racing against (at least) 80 other teams from all over the world in a rickshaw personalized for us. Gridskippers will be racing for public schools. Please support us on our journey!
For more information on their adventures, visit their website, www.theadventurists.com.
Kochi, Kerala to Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
On December 27, 2015 we head to India to begin prepping for our January 1 start date! This race starts off in Cochin, near the Southern tip and ends up near the Pakistani border in Jaisalmer. We will get to see all that India has to offer, from the beaches to tea plantations to sparse desert land. We can choose to brave the highways in our rickshaw, battling head-to-head with speeding truckers or go off on the smaller roads to experience India as only the locals do.
And speaking of locals, we can't wait to try the street food! We've been told that the dhaba (truck stop) is the place to go for food. Even the locals head to the roadside stops to sample the fare. We are so excited!!
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