Pedaling across the United States has long been on Tania Burke’s “sprocket list,” as they say in cycling circles.

For the time being, however, she has to enjoy the grueling, 3,400-mile, 42-day ride that gains 141,000 feet – an average of 93 miles and more than 3,800 feet of climbing a day – from her office in Madison, WI, where she toils as president of Trek Travel. Not that Burke – who is married to Trek Bicycles president John Burke, making them perhaps the ultimate cycling power couple – doesn’t get in lots of miles.

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