Meet Lake Buckley and Caitrin Hall, the two women embarking on a cross-country bicycle trip to promote sustainability called The Shifting Gears Project. The Shifting Gears Project layers dialogue, the active creation of alternative food systems, the female perspective, and bicycle transportation as interrelated mechanisms for change towards a more just, peaceful, and compassionate food system. Their project consists of biking across the country from Poughkeepsie, New York westward across Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon and then south through California to end in San Francisco, engaging in conversation with women food producers and, through the creation of a participatory website, developing strong and resilient networks of people across the country dedicated to reevaluating what it means to be in relationship on a number of levels: relationships between people within a community, between people and nature, and between different communities across the country. Tune in and learn more about this fascinating program! Today’s show was brought to you by Route 11 Potato Chips.

“Our trip will see us travel from NY to SF and, on the way, interview female farmers, producers and managers and hear their stories.” [2:00]

–Lake Buckley of Shifting Gears on

“I see Shifting Gears as being this epic journey through people and food and adventure.” [24:00]

–Caitrin Hall of Shifting Gears on