In 2015 Sarah closed the doors to her bicycle shop of five-years, Swallow Bicycle Works, in pursuit of a life filled with more freedom and adventure via her bicycle and paths less traveled. She began her journey by pioneering the 5,000-mile dirt road dual-sport motorcycle route across the U.S.A. called the TAT, by bicycle. Sarah's documentation of her 3-month crossing of the TAT inspired many and today, hundreds of adventure cyclists have set out to ride and race the route.
Since completing the TAT Sarah has charted thousands of off pavement miles through the United States, British Columbia, Baja California, Southern Spain, and Morocco. While there aren't many places in the U.S. Sarah hasn't ridden she is looking to explore America's Southwest this winter 2017-2018 for it's diverse terrain, sunshine, and suitability for camping.
With a background in long-distance cycling Sarah occasionally takes on long-distance gravel and bikepacking races. Most recently, Sarah crafted a 900-mile dirt route to follow from Durango Colorado to the start of the 2017 Dirty Kanza 200-mile gravel race in Emporia Kansas. The ride to the race included three major mountain passes through the Rocky Mountains, snow and sand hike-a-bikes, hundreds of miles of flat straight roads, and memories that will last a lifetime. With little training prior to the race, Sarah attributes her pre-race adventure to her 5th place category finish in 13hrs and 32mins.
Full-time nanny - $20 per hour
Babysitter - $25 per hour
Newborn caregiver - $45 per hour
Overnight care - $150 a night
Travel - $150 a day + expenses