Bike Beyond


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Summer 2017 – Team Bike Beyond completed an epic, 10-week adventure, pedaling from New York City to San Francisco. The international team of 20 riders hailed 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 journeyed across the country, they destroyed stereotypes and showed the world what living beyond type 1 looks like. The team educated people on the warning signs of type 1 and what it means to thrive with the chronic illness. They also raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for type 1 diabetes cure research.

Each rider has his or her own profile page where they shared daily updates throughout the journey. You’ll find photos, video and personal testimony.

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!



Bike Beyond Mentors


National Sponsors

Lead Sponsors



National Equipment Sponsors


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.

  • 4248 miles
  • 17 states
  • 70 days
  • 6 major pop-up fundraising events + dozens of community events
  • over 2000 participants
  • 27 corporate sponsors
  • over 20 Million social media impressions (as of 7/7)


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, Magical Moberly Kansas City, Denver, Arches National Park, Route 50: The Loneliest Road in America and South Lake Tahoe.

List of Towns & Cities

June 2  Arrive NYC
June 3  NYC Kickoff Party
June 4  Westfield, NJ
June 5  Trenton, NJ
June 6  Chester, PA
June 7  Bel Air, MD
June 8  Washington D.C.
June 9  Harpers Ferry, WV
June 10  Hancock, MD
June 11  Cumberland, MD
June 12  Confluence, PA
June 13  Pittsburgh, PA
June 14  Pittsburgh, PA Rest Day
June 15  Youngstown, OH
June 16  Cleveland, OH
June 17  Cleveland Pup Up Party
June 18  Massillon, OH
June 19  Mt. Vernon, OH
June 20  Dublin, OH
June 21  Yellow Springs, OH
June 22  Cincinnati, OH
June 23  Carrollton, KY
June 24  Louisville, KY
June 25  Elizabethtown, KY
June 26  Bowling Green, KY
June 27  Nashville, TN
June 28  Nashville Pop Up Party
June 29  Hopkinsville, KY
June 30  Eldorado, IL
July 1  Centralia, IL
July 2  St. Louis, MO
July 3  Hannibal, MO
July 4  Moberly, MO
July 5  Moberly, MO Rest Day
July 6  Alma, MO
July 7  Kansas City, MO

July 8  Topeka, KS
July 9  Manhattan, KS
July 10  Beloit, KS
July 11  Stockton, KS
July 12  Hoxie, KS
July 13  Burlington, CO
July 14  Last Chance, CO
July 15  Denver, CO
July 16  Denver, CO Pop Up Party
July 17  Boulder, CO
July 18  Boulder, CO Rest Day
July 19  Idaho Springs, CO
July 20  Vail, CO
July 21  Carbondale, CO
July 22  Hotchkiss, CO
July 23  Grand Junction, CO
July 24  Moab, UT
July 25  Moab, UT Rest Day
July 26  Green River, UT
July 27  Fruita, UT
July 28  Antimony, UT
July 29  Milford, UT
July 30  Great Basin National Park, NV
July 31  Ely, NV
August 1  Eureka, NV
August 2  Austin, NV
August 3  Fallon, NV
August 4  Carson City, NV
August 5  South Lake Tahoe, CA
August 6  South Lake Tahoe, CA Rest Day
August 7  Somerset, CA
August 8  Davis, CA
August 9  Napa, CA Pop Up Party
August 10  Napa, CA Rest Day
August 11  Crissy Field Beach, CA
August 12  San Francisco Pop Up Party

Bike Beyond Events

Across the US, Bike Beyond will be bringing together people to raise awareness and have some summer fun! Meet the team members, ask questions about their journey and cut loose. Find out if there’s an event happening near you.

Get Involved

WE NEED YOU! Bike Beyond has gotten the support of our amazing type 1 community. Biking across the country was a heroic task, and with the type 1 community, the team was able to raise $788,000. Help them get to $800,000!

Donate today!

WRITTEN BY BT1 Editorial Team, POSTED 06/30/19, UPDATED 12/26/22

This piece was authored collaboratively by the Beyond Type 1 Editorial Team.