We hit the road immediately after our Kentucky adventures to make our way up to Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the Color Run! This easily may have been one of our favorite stops on the trip. We loved the energy at the event, and it was the perfect spot for us to show up with our doubled-up MEGABOOMs. It took us a ridiculously long time to finish the race—we couldn’t help but stop a few times along the route to start dance parties.
After we made sure the entire car interior was covered in leftover Color Run dust, we headed to Detroit. We highly recommend exploring the city via a tandem bike (and tandem paired MEGABOOMs), then ending the day with thousands of awesome locals at the Detroit Slow Roll bike club ride. Nothing beats sharing your music with thousands of fellow bikers while riding through the urban streets of a historic city.
Next up was our dirtiest weekend of the trip (and that’s saying a lot). We spent the weekend camping at the incredibly fun Clays Park Resort, Ohio. We’ll never forget the awesome friends we made on the campground, who joined us in creating the greatest dance party the Warrior Dash Mud Run has ever seen. The best recipe for starting a dance party at a Mud Run is pretty simple, you only need one UE ROLL, one phone dry bag, and your 7 closest friends (added bonus if they all wear speedos, the same way ours did).
From this point on, we headed West for the long trip back to California. Our next stop was in Savanna, Illinois, where we adventured along the Mississippi River and learned we may not be the best at fishing. We were really excited about being surrounded by fields of corn during our long drives through this area—it meant miles and miles of ears for us to play music for.
Our time in Ames, Iowa was incredible and unforgettable. We met up with UE fan Paul Tong and his crew, the Third Party Trickers, an incredibly talented group of Iowa State University students that can do every awesome flip and trick imaginable. We spent our entire time in Ames with the Third Party Trickers at a local gym, blasting music and trying to land backflips.
We spent the following weekend with the Third Party Trickers at the Iowa State Fair, where all our meals were fried deliciousness. We decided to start a dance party in the middle of the fair, and it ended up being one of the largest and best Cupid Shuffle marathons we’ve ever been a part of (and we’ve been in quite a few).
Still feeling the fried Oreos, we drove directly to Winter Park, Colorado, an awesome adventure town in the Rocky Mountains. Garret spent his time there mountain biking as many trails as he could, and Savanah spent her time falling on said trails as much as possible.
After Winter Park we made a quick stop in Denver, where we spent the day working out with locals at the famous Amphitheater. Thank you to everyone who ran the stairs with us, we were glad we could provide the inspirational cardio tunes!
Our next stop was one of the craziest: backpacking through the Colorado wilderness (and up a mountain) to Conundrum Hot Springs. Neither of us had any backpacking experience, but we charged the trail, blasting music through our speakers for both inspiration and to scare away bears. Making it to the top and watching the stars come out while relaxing in a hot spring with fifty adventurous strangers who also made the climb was the most rewarding feeling of the trip. We’d be lying if we said we didn’t spend most of our time in the hot spring, meeting awesome people and furthering the incredible vibes with music from our ROLLs that were floating in the hot spring with us.
After making it back to civilization without being eaten by any bears (or moose!) we headed to the Four Corners Monument for a touristy guilty pleasure. Have you ever partied in four states at one time? We have.
It shouldn’t be a surprise that we decided to explore our next stop at the Grand Canyon via bike. Biking along the South Rim blasting music from our ROLLs is, in our opinion, the best way to experience this incredible landmark.
From the Grand Canyon we headed to Las Vegas. At this point, Garret had to take a quick trip back to reality and fly back to his first day of classes at Sonoma State University. Luckily, this wasn’t good-bye, since Garret wasn’t going to let anything stop him from joining in on the final stop of the tour at Lake Tahoe. With some help from a few friends, Savanah had the wildest Tuesday of her life, running around the Las Vegas Strip starting dance parties and hiding ROLLs for lucky tourists to find.
It was surreal finally making it back to California after three months on the road. But the trip wasn’t over yet, and the best was yet to come as we set off for the grand finale at Lake Tahoe.