A roommate of mine mentioned this site to me and I’m so glad she did! WarmShowers.org is similar to Couch Surfing but it’s all cyclists that offer up their house/shower/food/back-yard/couch/ectc. for other bikers that will do the same thing for them. Now on my trip I  imagine I’ll be doing a lot of camping and if I can afford it, sometimes even a motel/hotel. But sometimes in the bigger cities just knowing that there are people out there that could help me out after a long stretch of riding really lifts my spirits (and saves me some cash). This is where WarmShowers will really come through. Over the past couple of days I’ve been searching for possible hosts for the ride and have had nothing but great responses so far. It looks like I’m pretty lucky with dates and hosts being available.

http://www.warmshowers.org/