The bike ride across America
In late summer of 2019, I cycled completely solo from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA, to my family’s house in Old Orchard Beach, ME. This journey had always been a goal of mine, as my father completed a similar trip directly before I was born in 1997. I knew I one day had to experience it for myself.
The trip took me 50 days to complete. I covered 5755km and crossed 14 states (California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine).
On my ride, I raised funds for a not-for-profit organization called “Pencils of Promise” (POP). This organization builds schools internationally and provides quality, sustainable education for children who are impoverished and in need. They operate in Laos, Ghana, Guatemala, & Nicaragua and have built 527 schools to date (August 2020). On my ride, I raised $11,593USD. These funds provided 154 students with the opportunity to gain education. If you would like to learn more about Pencils of Promise, click HERE.
I did a daily vlog series for the entirety of my trip “The Bike Ride Across America” that can be viewed by clicking the play button below.