“I’m from the Big Island of Hawai’i, the land of the Kanaka ‘Ōiwi, and grew up biking on Mana, the dirt road that circles the beautiful Mauna Kea. I’ve been living in the PNW for over 12 years now and have recently discovered gravel riding here in Washington and how similar it feels to riding while growing up. When I was in the 7th grade we rode around Mauna Kea in 3 days, camping along the way. While I would love to ride that again, due to the pandemic I haven’t been home in over a year. So, I would like to create a ride in WA that connects where I’m from (Pacific Ocean) to where I’m currently living (Seattle, WA). I plan to ride across the Olympic Peninsula, West to East, avoiding most highways in attempt to connect many different forest service roads from Twin Rivers beach, on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish and S’Klallam people, to the Kingston ferry, and ending in Seattle, on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish and Duwamish people.”