Bowdoin students bike from Oregon to Maine

Posted Aug. 15, 2010, at 9:37 a.m.

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Two Bowdoin College students have completed a cross-country bicycle ride from Oregon to Maine.

Danielle Willey, of Lewiston, and Amie Corso, of Bend, Ore., hoisted their bikes over their heads in jubilation after reaching the Atlantic Ocean in Brunswick on Saturday.

Bike to Bowdoin blog

2010 Transcontinental Bike Trip

We are a group of five women from Bowdoin College biking from the coast of Oregon to the coast of Maine

The pair, both 20, are juniors at the college in Brunswick. They said they survived hordes of insects, angry truckers and exhaustion in making the two-month journey.

The women told the Sun Journal of Lewiston they made the trek for the experience, to get into shape and to meet people. They kept a blog of their experiences as they crossed the continent.

The best part, they said, was eating; they were constantly hungry. The worst part was the length of the trip. By the end they were drained. “Getting back on the bike when you just wanted to do anything but bike was the worst part,” Danielle said

The trip started out as with group of five women who attend Bowdoin College, but it broke up when three went in a different direction in Canada to visit family.

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