Medford Family Trek From Oregon To Boston By Tandem Bikes

MEDFORD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Summer is a time for travel whether it is by plane, by car, or by....tandem bike?

Fernando Barrios and his wife, Sarah O’Grady, along with their two daughters are about to embark on the ultimate adventure; tandem biking from Oregon to Boston.

On Sunday, the couple and their two daughters, Isabel, 15, and Anna, 17, will fly to Oregon and then tandem bike all the way home.

The roughly two-month journey will begin in Astoria, Ore., where they will pick up two Co-Motion PeriScope tandem bikes.

Barros said their itinerary will bring them through Idaho, Wyoming, and the northern part of Colorado. Nebraska will mark their halfway point. Then, their route is somewhat flexible, depending on Canada's COVID-19 restrictions for vaccinates U.S. residents.

If Canada welcomes them, they will ride through Michigan and Ontario before going through New York and then back to Massachusetts.

Throughout their journey, the family will stay at campgrounds, hotels, friend's homes, and host families through Warm Showers.

This trip has been a long-time coming, as bike riding has been engrained in the family.

"Sarah and I met in Provence France, while working as bike-tour guides for a company called Backroads," Barrios said on the family's website. "Our love for cycling had taken us on a few bike trips, across the US, across Mexico, and a long trip from Alaska to Argentina."

Their love for cycling was quickly bestowed on to their daughters around the age of 3. The whole family started going on adventures to Cape Cod around the age of 6, when they got their first tandem bike.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports:

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Written by Edyn Jensen

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