"We want to raise the message that there is an alternative out there," said Jones.
The group won't be completely alone. Drivers Scott and Corey will follow them in a Honda hybrid, making sure they are safe along the back roads. In addition to driving in a hybrid, they are also going to videotape the entire trip and write blogs to document everything online. You can read the blogs at: http://ncinaugbikeride.blogspot.com/
As they began their journey, they said the message is clear.
"I think there is just a message that is resonating with not only the group of us and our friends, but with millions of Americans. What Obama has said and promised so far is just something a lot of us have been waiting to hear.
A message they hope to hear up close and personal.
The group also volunteered in the Obama campaign. They plan to travel 80 miles at a time, stopping periodically to camp-out and rest.