Dynamic duo Bixby and her human, Mike Minnick, are in Ojai this week. (Ojai Valley News photo by Bill Warner)
Misty Volaski, Ojai Valley News editor
Bixby and her human, Mike Minnick, have biked more than 8,700 miles across the country to help raise awareness for pet adoption, and to promote spaying and neutering pets. From Maine to New Orleans to Washington — and now, Ojai — they've been all over the map.
Why did they start this journey? "Complacency," Minnick said. A chain-smoker who worked two jobs, he decided to sell everything, buy a truck and set out for the great unknown. He and Bixby broke down in a funky little town called Terlingua, Texas, which quickly embraced them, offering them work and a school bus to sleep in.