Bike Beyond

Summer 2017 – Team Bike Beyond will be embarking on an epic, 10-week adventure, pedaling from New York City to San Francisco. The international team of 22 riders* hail from the US, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. All are living with Type 1 diabetes — collectively with a whopping 263 years of experience! As they journey across the country, they’ll be destroying stereotypes and showing the world what living beyond Type 1 looks like. Sound outrageous? Sound like a double-dog-dare you? Sounds about right.

Cue: “Born to be Wild.” Are you playing your air guitar yet? Because Bike Beyond is literally a party on wheels, speeding across the US, “from sea to shining sea.” We’ll be stopping in all kinds of cool cities, hosting events and cutting loose, showing what it’s like to be a diabadass. And you don’t have to be a rider to join in the fun.

Check out the many ways you can get involved! The route is detailed below — we just may be cruising through your hometown.

*21 riders with Type 1 + 1 mother of a daughter who has Type 1

The Team

Meet Team Bike Beyond! These 22 riders have been selected to bike across the USA as Type 1 ambassadors because of their unique, inspiring stories and determination to take on a challenge. Get to know them — we think you’ll be inspired by each and every team member! Click on their photo for more information and individual fundraising pages. Each rider is required to raise $4,500 to participate. Sweating for a good cause!


The team will be supported by Wellness Coach Ted McDonald and Trainer Tracy Sanders. Meet the mentors:


The Route

New York City to San Francisco – See Full Route*

* Are we rolling through your town? We want to see you! Let us know.

  • 4296.1 miles
  • 15 states
  • 60 ride days (rest and volunteer days not included)
  • 6 pop-up events along the way: NYC, Cleveland, Nashville, Denver Napa and San Francisco


Team Bike Beyond will begin their epic 4,000 plus mile cycling tour in New York City and gradually make their way West to San Francisco, California. Their route will include a portion of the North Atlantic Coast and begin to veer West along the Great Allegheny Passage through Pennsylvania and into Ohio. The team will then head South through the rolling hills of Kentucky and Tennessee after which will then continue West to eventually climb and crest the Colorado Rockies and continue on into Utah, Nevada, and finally California where they will end their ride in San Francisco. Places of interest and stops along their route will include: Washington D.C., Cleveland, Louisville, Nashville, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Arches National Park, Route 50: The Loneliest Road in America, and South Lake Tahoe.

The Parties


Bike Beyond is made possible by generous sponsors, including Specialized, DexcomGoPro, Retro2Ride, OneDropSierra Trading Post, and SportsTagID.


Get Involved

Bike Beyond needs YOU! Head over to Community Involvement to find out how you can join the party. Meet the team, support the ride, join us at an event, or follow along virtually.