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   Bill and I are the Pedaling Puppy Raisers, bicycling across the USA and raising awareness for Canine Companions for Independence.
With every hill we slowly peddle up and with each head wind we encounter, we will be inspired by the good work of this organization which provides exceptional dogs for exceptional people. Thank you for your support.
 Bill & Barb Bochner
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18 April 2021

Follow our journey eastward
  • If you want to contact us..
    Questions for us about bike touring that we’ve done or about supporting Canine Companions for Independence?? You can reach us directly at either or . Thanks, Barb and Bill
  • April 24: And in Conclusion…
    We have some more photos to show you from our fun meet ups yesterday with the Canine Companions Jacksonville Puppy Outing Group . This trip was a learning experience as all travel is, and a challenging adventure for us, but most of all, it was a rewarding  chance to help raise awareness for this great […]
  • Day 58:We’ve Reached St. Augustine!
        April 23, 2016 Palatka, FL to St. Augustine, FL Day: 39.6 miles; Total: 3,134.2 miles Elevation Gain: 300′ Map Link:   We packed up the bike panniers one last time and headed out across the St John’s River. Our route had us winding north and even west through farms, and then along the […]
  • Day 57:Getting Closer…
        April 22, 2016 Gainesville, FL to Palatka, FL Day: 57.4 miles; Total: 3,094.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,073′ Map Link:   Breakfast options for an early start in Gainesville were a McDonalds or Fast Eddy’s so of course we joined the crowd of locals at the walk up/drive up window for FE’s breakfast sandwiches […]