Maine unicyclist Avery Seuter reached the southernmost point of the continental United States on Saturday Jan. 28, 2023 to complete a record-setting, one-wheeled, 2,400-mile adventure on the East Coast Greenway. Credit: Courtesy East Coast Greenway Alliance via Maine Public A college student from Wells recently completed an unusual trip from Maine to the southernmost point in the continental United States. What set his journey apart is that he completed all 2,400 miles on a unicycle.
“It’s a long drive on four wheels, from Maine to Key West, Florida and even more challenging ride on two wheels. So, what can you say about making the trek on a unicycle?” Maine Public asked him during a phone interview.
“Initially it was kind of for fun, for something to do,” said Avery Seuter, laughing. “Kind of an interesting trip.”
Seuter rode to raise money for and awareness about the East Coast Greenway, a developing bicycle and pedestrian route connecting 15 states and 450 communities from Maine to Florida.
Last September, then 19-year-old Seuter set off on the East Coast Greenway, a fledgling bicycle and pedestrian route connecting 15 states and 450 communities from Maine to Florida. Because it’s still in development, the East Coast Greenway exists mostly on maps. For now, the trail runs the gamut from paved, off-road paths, to un-paved off-road paths, to shoulders on roads. Busy roads, Seuter discovered… with speed limits of 55 miles per hour.
“When it comes to those high-speed routes, especially once you get further south, like Georgia and South […]
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