I try to plan one major bike or hike trip per summer though last year I didn’t get to go outside of Michigan. So this year I am doing my biggest trip yet.


Trail: TransAm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TransAmerica_Bicycle_Trail

Starting point: Astoria, OR https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astoria,_Oregon  

Finish point: Yorktown, VA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorktown,_Virginia  

Total miles: 4,218.0

Average daily mileage: 60-80 miles per day

         70 miles per day = 61 travel days, 5 rest days

-Start/end dates (subject to change) & miscellaneous information-

Approximate start date: July 1st, 2021

Approximate end date: Between August 31st & September 15th

Transportation to/from the start/finish points: Rental car

Route maps: Adventure Cycling trail maps and GPX files

Food plan: Packing 1 days’ worth of food, primarily eat at restaurants and convenient stores along route

Sleeping arrangements: Campground whenever possible, hotel/motel last choice

-Costs & Sponsors-

Estimated cost: $3000-4000

Veteran Affairs Hospital: Trike tune up and spare parts (tubes, tires, chain, break & shift cables

OSS (Joe Boogren): $1000

Looking for other sponsors: Local businesses etc.

-Trip blog-

I plan to post written updates with pictures every couple of days (when cell service is available) to the following sites…

Website: https://fixedbydoc.com/

Facebook: Ryan Lipinski https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006446206883

YouTube: FixedByDoc https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZcw-7xex-c8c-swiJZuTIg

Twitter: FixedByDoc @FixedByDoc


This is my second cross country bike trip. In 2018 I started in PA on the GAP & C&O bike trails into Washington DC then flew out to Santa Monica CA on historical Route 66 to St. Louis where I hopped on Route 40 and various other roads making my way back to Pennsylvania. Trip was approximately 3,000 miles and took roughly 2 ½ months, cost roughly $3,000. In 2017 I backpacked the Appalachian Trail from GA to ME. Walked 2,500 miles including the trip mileage to/from towns for resupplies. Trip took a nonstop 5 ½ months. Trip cost about $4,000. Spent 2019-2020 riding trips across the U.P. of Michigan. I have logged roughly 10,000 trail miles between hiking and biking since 2012. You can see those trips on my website here:


Here are pictures of my ICE Recumbent Trike and basic trail map: