Mail drops.

We’re in the single digits, folks. Only six days until I’m off! Other than the fact that I have packed precisely zero things in my apartment, I’m ready to go (It’s fine, or that’s what I tell myself). I think I have all the supplies I need. I’ve trained. I’ve fundraised. I’ve shipped my bike east (please, please, please let it arrive by Saturday, FedEx gods).

Yes, I’ll be living the fabulously glamorous life of waking up on a new community center floor each morning and getting an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at our nation’s finest corn fields, but that doesn’t mean I’m not gonna miss y’all a whole lot. Luckily we live in a world of instantaneous communication and nearly universal internet access (at least in this county), so contact is only a few clicks away. But you know what else we have? The fabulous United States Postal Service! Which means mail drops!

Yes, I’ll send you postcards from exotic locales such as Peru and Lisbon, but I’d also love to hear from you. So send me letters and treats and stupid tchotchkes for my bike. Here’s all you need to know:

Mail drops will be every Thursday along the route. Address mail to:

Bike & Build

ATTN: Elizabeth Johnson

General Delivery

STREET ADDRESS (if noted)

CITY, STATE ZIP

Packages should include a note that says “Please hold for pick-up on DATE.” Only send packages via USPS (FedEx, UPS, etc. not accepted). Late mail will be forwarded to the mail drop two weeks later. Late mail from the last two mail drops will be returned to sender.

June 4

389 North Granby Rd

North Granby, CT 06060

June 18

99 S Walnut St

Youngstown, OH 44501

June 25

123 S High St

Hartford City, IN 47348

July 2

Clinton, IA 52732

July 16

Chadron, NE 69337

July 23

Lander, WY 82520

July 30

2201 Baxter St

Bozeman MT 59718

August 6

Kellogg, ID 83837

August 13

52779 Railroad Ave

Rockport, WA 98283

I look forward to hearing from y’all along the road. Keep an eye on this page for any updates to mail drop information!

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