Thank you so much for checking out my page. With your help I will be able to embark on a really neat trip to photograph America by bicycle. Not only will you be donating to a neat project, but you’ll be helping a great cause (visit HALFUNITED.COM). Also, follow my blog at onecountryonegear.wordpress.com to keep up with my journey!


This July, I will be embarking on a project to ride my fixed gear bike, solo and unassisted across America. From Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA. The trip consists of about 4,050 miles and will be completed within a 30-45 day period. The unique thing about the project is that I will be riding a fixed gear bike, which has no coasting option and requires me to be constantly pedaling. I’ll also be riding unassisted, which means I’ll be making all of my own repairs as needed. The goal is to raise $5,000 – and here’s why.


There are two main goals to this project. The reason for the project is to not only complete a bicycle trip across America, but to complete a 35mm photographic study of the trip. Throughout the trip I’ll constantly be taking photographs of each of the towns I’ll be visiting and prints will be offered as rewards for backers. The next goal is to work in coordination with an incredible company called Half United (http://halfunited.com). Every time someone purchases an item from Half United, the proceeds go to providing healthy school meals to children in need both domestically and internationally. By raising $5,000, I’ll be able to get a custom fitting of my bike for the long haul, have food, create unique prints and provide them as rewards for backers, and raise awareness for Half United.


Not only will you be helping out a really neat journey, you’ll receive unique prints from all over the country and you’ll also be raising awareness for children in need. So, go ahead, donate if you wish to be a part of something great. ANY AND EVERY DOLLAR DOES COUNT!

Thank you guys so much for checking out the project and I hope you can become a part of this journey with me!


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  1. Hi Ryan,

    Amazing project, completely inspired! I’d like to get in touch with you about Evertale. A tool that automatically uploads your photos to a map of your route. (So you can see all you pictures in the exact place you took them) – no tagging, organizing, uploading reqd. It’s completely free, and we’re currently partenered with an Italian rider who is riding through Chile on a similarly mammoth adventure.

    Drop me a line to sam@evertale.com

    We’ll of course re-post about your trip on our own webpage, which should generate some decent traffic for you. We’re a startup, with limited funds, so sponsorship is out of the question I’m afraid. But we’ll support you however else we can:)

    Check us out at http://www.evertale.com


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