My name is Ryan Sclar, and I biked across the United States in the summer of 2011. I’ve been into bike touring since 2008, when I went on my first long distance ride. Since then, I have been on dozens of trips, and I am constantly looking for new places to go. I love traveling and I love biking, and I have found those two things go together quite well. Currently I am on my next adventure – biking coast to coast across Eurasia.
I have always perceived western biking culture as being a little pretentious and unnecessarily expensive. As a result, I sometimes tour in slightly unconventional ways which I find to be more enjoyable as well as more economical. Below you can see a video which my friend Kevin Paderes produced about my bike trip across the country and my biking philosophy.
I also kept a video blog on my bike trip across America which you can view here: