Liz Kantak

What is your age? – I am 24, almost 25. A quarter of a century – makes a girl think. Where do you live? – Atlanta, Georgia. What is your profession? – During the day, I work as a bike technician for REI. In the afternoons, I help coach a...

Jen Vetrovs

What is your age? – I turned 51 while we were riding across the country. Where do you live? – I have lived in Seattle since 1987, but grew up in upstate New York. What is your profession? – Registered Nurse What bike do you ride? – Colnago CX-Zero What...

Richard Davies

What is your age? I was 69 when I rode the Northern Tier in 2014. What made you want to ride your bike across the country?    Was on my bucket list to ride across the the United States for several years. Where do you live?   Albuquerque, NM What is...

Michelle Ellis

Has the trip changed you as a person or the way you see life? Absolutely. I met so many interesting people who have influenced my choices for the better. Life is too short not to follow your passion and enjoy a balanced life-style. I quit my job during the ride...

Larry Siestma

What’s your favorite memory from your trip?   The great feeling when, at a rest stop, people come up and thank you for riding for them.  Some are MS survivors and others have relatives, friends and coworkers with MS.  It is an amazing feeling.   Secondly, riding through the Avenue...

Claire Dal Nogare

What’s your favorite memory from your trip? So many memories. One of the best, was when the entire TransAm 2014 team was at dinner with the Charlottesville, Virginia MS Society. Don (BTUSFMS Founder) surprised us all by presenting a family with a much needed handicapped van. The tears were a’plenty, emotions...

Zach Wasielewski

Do you have any pieces of general advice for new cyclists? This trip is hard to prepare for and a major accomplishment to complete, but the toughest part by far is saying goodbye. Saying goodbye to the friends who live in various places across the country and goodbye to the...

Octavia Mullhern

What is your age? 20, but I was 19 when I did the trip. What made you want to ride your bike across the country? I love riding my bike, I love travelling and exploring new places, and when I found out that I could do it for a good...