This is just a brief outline of the history Adventure for Autism. It starts with most recent and works its way backwards.
Sept 23, 2010 – Current: Adam is cycling through Latin America, spending 414 days on the road (207 days cycling) to reach the Southern tip of South America.
June 9, 2010-Sept 23, 2010: Adam took the summer to plan and prep for the rest of the southbound journey. This included training, goal setting, and mapping out the rest of the journey.
February 8, 2010-June 9, 2010: Travelling without support, Adam rides from North Carolina to Dallas, TX via Key West, FL.
December 6, 2009-February 8, 2010: Adam wintered in North Carolina, visiting his alma mater.
July 23, 2009 – December 6, 2009: Adam rides without support to Vancouver then across Canada to Halifax. He then turned south, riding to North Carolina through the tail-end of a hurricane in Maine and stopping for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
June 26, 2009 – July 23, 2009: Adam, with Tim Blaisedell, cycle the Alaska Highway. They rode unsupported from Anchorage to Whitehorse and completed the rest with a support vehicle. At the end of the Alaska Highway Tim’s ride ended and Adam continued solo.
June 22, 2009 – June 25, 2009: The AfA team travelled to Alaska from Alberta to begin the journey.
June 2009: Partnered with L’Arche Foundation Canada.
February 2009: First AfA website goes live.
January 2009: Partnered with Pathfinders for Autism.
September 2008: After mulling for 9 months on the idea, Adam decides his route and chooses a cause: Autism.
January 6, 2008: Adam received the idea to do a major trip for a cause immediately after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by misreading a sign while on vacation in Belize.
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