One woman. One horse. 48 states for Domestic Violence Awareness

Check back often for the latest updates and stories from Meredith and Apollo as they journey 10,000 miles on a four year ride around the USA.






Ride Route & Schedule

The Centauride: Riding for Domestic Violence Awareness is expected to as much as 4 years and cover more than 10,000 miles to reach 48 states.  Actual distance, timing, and other data will be change through the ride as factors such as road conditions, weather, detours, etc will affect these estimates.

The following map shows the full route as completed (in orange, as of winter 2018/9) and expected (in purple), from where we started in California on January 1, 2017 to where I expect to finish in 2020.




Curious when we’ll be in your state? Here’s an estimate of our 4 year schedule.  States we’ve already visited include a link to the blog post about our ride there.


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33 comments:

  1. I am intrigued... In scanning through your route I noticed What I believe to be an error. You are traveling from Raleigh, NC to Laurinburg VA. I believe you ment to post Laurinburg, NC. Otherwise, I can't for the life of me understand why you would go north to go south.... Good luck with your journey. I would ride some with you if you would have any ride a longs...

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  2. I am in awe of your strength and commitment. The miles that you will be logging with Apollo are daunting even with a car. I wish you God speed, good health, safety and love.

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  4. This is a dream I have to do this. I commend your courage and commitment to this amazing journey and cause. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for your message! Hope to see you along the way :)

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  5. It was such a privilege to be part of your send off today brave woman!
    We admire your commitment to the cause.
    Thank you for spreading awareness about this important issue and it's contribution to the social injustice of human trafficking.
    We wish you great success in this endeavor!
    Joanna Britt
    Good Women International

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  6. You are doing an amazing thing !!! Please alert some film crews along the way to take snippets here and there. A resulting documentary will secure your journey memories and help carry your DV message for years afterwards.

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  7. We are in Crescent City Ca let us know if you need anything!! We will follow your story!

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    1. Hi, thanks! I will definitely need a place to stop and local road advice for your area. Please email me msmeredithcherry at gmail.com so we can discuss! I'll be in your area in the next few weeks.

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  8. So good to meet you today! Casting the 'Red Thread' onto the road ahead, for safe travels and great networking!

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  9. Noticed you today. Pretty color horse walking with you in McMinnville. Yamhill county is horse country.

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  10. Hello,
    I wish we would have known of your passing through Chehalis, WA. The Human Response Network is the only certified domestic violence shelter and advocacy provider in Lewis County. We would like to have found a way to welcome you and make your visit memorable. If there is anything that we can do to assist you, please feel free to call at any time. Cell #360-520-9776.

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    1. Sorry I missed you guys! I would appreciate any help in alerting other advocacy groups and shelters in your network, would love to connect with them along my route.

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  11. What is your route in western washington.....I live near olympia....will help if I can

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    1. Thanks for asking! I will be in downtown Olympia on March 18, check out my facebook page www.facebook.com/msmeredithcherry for the event at SafePlace. From there I'll head east and north to the Seattle area.

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  12. ohh your trip includes MT yet is is soo much south of us~! Hope your trip is fine !

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  13. I commend you for your strength! I tend to call myself a "lifer" when it comes to abuse of many types. The subject definitely needs more attention and action against it. I noticed you aren't travelling much in Utah, but would love to drive up north and see you and your horse!! Lots of prayers coming your way. Safe travels.

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  14. I commend you for your strength! I tend to call myself a "lifer" when it comes to abuse of many types. The subject definitely needs more attention and action against it. I noticed you aren't travelling much in Utah, but would love to drive up north and see you and your horse!! Lots of prayers coming your way. Safe travels.

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  15. I noticed you will be in New Hampshire at some point. Not sure where in NH you'll be but I am hoping to see you. Hope you'll be near me, if so your horse and you will have a place to stay.

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  16. When you come through Missouri will you pass the St Louis area!? I would love to see you! I too am a domestic violence survivor.

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  17. In Cicero, Indiana. Fence, shelter, spare bedroom, will help you in anyway we can.

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  18. It was fun meeting you on my handcycle ride today Tuesday 9/18 in Jordan, MN. Must say I was wondering what was approaching me on the sidewalk. Good luck on your journey!!!

    Mark

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  19. Milaca MN... Pasture...fresh water...boarding...warm comfy place for you to rest...and some amazing home cooking. You are more than welcome if you need a place.

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  20. Well, the good news on your 2019 route is you'll be further South come October than you were in 2018. Brrrrrrr

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  21. Do you know what area you will be in in Ohio yet? If I can help you find somewhere to stay I will

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  22. Hi
    We are located in MA! August is your date listed to be here. We would love to give you and Apollo a place to rest. Located in West Brookfield if it is near your route.

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  23. What an incredible journey for you and Apollo!!! As a horse person, I understand the challenges and rewards of taking on such a ride. Thank you for doing this and for raising awareness of such an important issue facing so many. God speed and God bless!!!

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  24. Hi, I had posted an invite when your In NC. But dont see it above. So if this is a repeat, I apologize. Im in Lillington. Not sure if thats convienent, but throwing it out there. I have round pen and plenty room for camping. Im facing unemployment but can wrangle up a few bales of hay im sure.

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  25. I received your post from my niece in Pittsburgh, PA this morning. I live outside of Atlanta, GA and work for a Domestic Violence Shelter about 33 miles from Atlanta. It is called Shepherd's Rest Ministries a safe haven for women and children fleeing family violence for 22 years now. We would love to meet up with you as you come through Georgia. Around what time frame in May. I live on a horse farm and we could let you use one of our stall's for Apollo for some rest. Doris Devey 404-966-5180 cell number. Thank you for bring awareness to Domestic Violence. Looking forward to responce.

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  26. We were so happy to meet you today at Chittenango Falls! Wondered if you know about Vera House in Syracuse? It is an excellent center. We wish you the best of rides onward! Holly & Larry

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