Bixby and her Human
Yeah, Lucky Human!
Howdy! My name is Bixby and I’m a 4 year old rescue dog from Texas. Along with my Human “Mike” and our rubber safety chicken “Chicken Charlie”, we have emBARKed on an epic adventure bicycling around the country and raising awareness of the importance of supporting your local animal shelters. Originally from Austin, I soon found my human Mike living and working there and I knew I had to take care of this guy. Little did I know what I was in for. Three years ago, Mike decided to show me the country. We loaded into his pickup truck and set out to see the sights. We toured across the country visiting small towns and national parks till one day we landed in the Terlingua Ghost Town in the shadows of Big Bend National Park. That amazing place will change your life. They had a big “Porch” there and they’rs always someone sitting there needing me to go fetch their sticks and balls they keep dropping in a sort of deliberate sort of way. What a great place to be a dog! While in Terlingua we befriended The Coyote Brothers that were in the process of a 2 year biking journey across the country and making a documentary. Their stories apparently made an impression for we eventually got ourselves a Yuba Mundo cargo bike, stuck my bed on the back, grabbed our trusty rubber safety chicken and told my human that “dreams are like sticks…you just have to chase them!” We have now pedaled nearly 7000 miles through 25 states and are having the adventure of a lifetime and we’re just getting started! Hopefully, along the way, we are helping to unite other 4 legged friends with their humans to take care of, supporting local animal rescues and shelters. So look out and you may just see us pedaling through your town.
Be sure to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/wheres.bixby.3?fref=ts.
Check out our friends the Hussin (Coyote) Brothers website here https://www.americarecycled.org.
Check out a few of the pictures so far…
Here’s where it all began in Galveston, TX
Didn’t take me long to realize that this was going to be fun!
- Before we knew it we were in Shreveport, LA, the home of Leadbelly
Here’s the Rufftastic little town we started from in Maine. Luckily we got to spend a little time there.
They play piano in the streets of Boston
Headed to the very tip of Cape Cod.
The Truth Is On the Streets.
- There once was a dog in Nantucket…Who rode on the back of a bike in a bucket.
- We turned lots of heads in New London, CT
- Here we are in Narragansett, RI. There were people surfing everywhere!
- No! Sleep! Till Brooklyn!!!
- This should be a postcard!
Heading through Philly
Here in southern Delaware the leaves are really beautiful in November.
The Dukes of Virginia here and their pet pig “Priscilla!”
Cotton fields by Cape Charles, VA
Statue of Neptune on Virginia Beach. Can you see me?
I’m a big kid look what I can do..(in Kill Devil Hills, NC)
Sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate. Luckily we’re prepared.
View from my favorite place we camped in Ocean City, MD
Met Mr. Bonetangles in Charleston, SC
We meet Hanna and Mitchell in Atlantic Beach, NC and they let us stay with them a couple days.
1st Friday in Brunswick, Georgia.
Guess what town this was taken in? 2 trys then it’s a lost cause..
We pulled into St. Augustine at night. This is what we found.
A very close call in Ft. Lauderdale. We were standing where that car is like 10 seconds before.
Hollywood Beach was really beautiful, but not so doggie friendly.
They interviewed us for the news in Miami Beach.
Making lots of new friends in Islamorada Key.
Just a few miles from Key West
Southern most point in the U.S. Key West!
Spent New Years in Key Largo!
Camping in the Everglades behind Clyde Butcher’s gallery.
In the Everglades. Have you seen my human?
Giant Banyon Tree in Ft. Myers, FL
Meet Lestah Bear. The newest member of our gang.
Finally got a bike trailer in Matlacha.
- Kayaking in the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve
We made lots of friends in Tampa, FL during the Gasparilla Invasion
We happened upon Navarre Beach, FL just in time for their Mardi Gras Parade.
On Perdido Key, FL we saw what may have to be our next mode of transportation across the country.
Guess where this was taken.
Always thinkin’ bout the little desert town by Big Bend Natl Park. Writtin in the sands of Gulfport, Mississippi
Some of the coolest travelers we’re ever met. From Ashville, NC. 1 on a bike and 1 on a horse and of coarse, their pooch.
We were in a Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans!!!
We met a friendly little deer in Sam Houston Jones State Park just north of Lake Charles, Louisana.
Welcome back to the Lone Star State.
Remember the Alamo!
Sharing the love in Austin, TX
Looking at the Grassy Knoll at Daley Plaza in Dallas, TX
Dog Day’s of Denton, TX. We love all our friends there.
Sometimes I invite all my new friends over and put on a concert. “Play me a song you’re the Piano Dog…”
Sometimes when it’s hot down in Texas, you just have to stop and relax by the pool for the day.
Came across this cool mural in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Where Brad Pitbull was born.
We passed through Okemah, OK where one of the coolest people to ever walk the earth is from. Woofy Guthrie!
Did you know a town is named after me? How cool is that? We had a great time here.
Well this never get old. This is where my human is from.
They also interviewed me on the radio in Tulsa.
This Land Was Made For You and Me!
Sometimes there are scary monsters, but once you get to know them…they’re not so scary, just different.
The Big Blue Whale in Catoosa, OK. Can you see me on his tail and my human in the window?
We made the front page of the paper in Miami, OK.
Picher, OK. Where most of my human’s family is from. A town that in less then 100 years, was incorporated, became a boom town for lead and zinc mining, slowly dwindled, was bought out by the government for contamination from all the mining, then finally wiped off the map by a huge tornado a few years ago. But this guy decided to stick around and greet those who still come and visit.
We rode on the historic Route 66 for a while from Tulsa to Joplin. I’m trying to convince my human that we should pedal the whole thing from California to Chicago. Hmmm
Bet you can’t guess where this was taken. Give you two guesses.
Met this guy in Wichita, KS and he looked tired so we gave him a ride.
Wichita, KS was really beautiful. Here we found the Keeper of the Plains fire ceremony which is said to keep the tornados away from this great city.
What a site for sore eyes. It was blazing hot in western Kansas as we pedaled upon this produce wagon of free vegetables and right across the street was huge shade trees where we stopped and gobbled them up.
They have a unique way of storing Hot and Cold water in Pratt, KS
The Famous Boot Hill in Dodge City, KS. Look out Wyatt Earp, there’s a new dog in town.
We finally made Colorado and are wondering, “Where the Ruff are the Mountains?”
Arriving in the Mile High City. Denver, CO
Always have time to stop and entertain my fans, like here in sunny downtown Denver.
We made lots of friends as we went on a social bike ride in Arvada, CO
Can you believe how much stuff we carry around on our bike? Time to purge.
Beautiful Fort Collins, CO. My human lived here 12 years ago and I’m wondering why the Ruff you would ever leave such a beautiful place.
by Bixby with .