Bike Ride Coast to Coast


Nathan Janson

LAKE MICHIGAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL – This summer, Evan Brown, sophomore, rode his bike across the entire country. Evan and his brother, Davis, went on this trip to help raise awareness and money for the water crisis in Africa.

The trip was a total of 77 days. They started in Seaside, Oregon, and ended in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, literally putting a tire in both oceans.

Though most people would be tired after just one mile, Brown and his brother defied the odds.  They rode for a total of 3,326 miles through deserts, forests, mountains, and other terrains.

They slept in tents almost every night and kept their clothes in bags on the sides of their bikes (as seen in the photo above). One morning, when sleeping on a mountain in Oregon, they woke up to five inches of fresh snow.

In the end, they were able to raise about $2,000 through a brewery, called Cultivate, that Davis used to work for, and other random donations that they received throughout the trip. All of the money they raised was donated to, an organization that gives water to people in need all over the world.

Brown believed that his trip with his brother was a once in a lifetime experience.

“Seeing the country and spending time with my brother was great; I will never forget the amazing experience, but as fun as it was, I haven’t touched a bike since.”

Even though the trip was long and very tiring, the boys raised money for a great cause, and their family and community are proud.