Across America on a road bike

3300 miles between Vancouver and New York

A trip by bike across the USA is incredibly beautiful. Accompanied by vastness that I previously thought impossible, a landscape with thousands of facets awaits you. Even if I could not carry out the journey unfortunately quite as planned, I am all the more grateful that it somehow and especially in the end ended well and smoothly.

I was on the road for 34 days, in 32 stages (daily average 166 km or 103 miles) I cycled through an unspeakably beautiful, but at times also hard landscape and experienced the American way of life every day. Although I invested several days of time in advance to plan a road bike route without gravel, I still ended up on gravel at times. Overall, the country roads of the USA are very pleasant to ride with two wheels.

On the other hand, the suburbs of the smaller towns were less pleasant from a road-technical point of view. There is no right of way and the stop signs are mostly arbitrarily placed. Even worse, hardly anyone obeys them. And so it came to an uninviting meeting with two big fire engines, the ambulance and three patrol cars.

A look into the log book as well as an overview map of my journey gives a first impression of the route.

Doc-movie ‘Bike Across America’ about the trip

The doc-movie ‘Bike Across America — 3300 miles between Vancouver and New York’ was made during my bike trip. The work can be played in good quality (FullHD) via the following links: Swiss German, German subtitles and English subtitles. Performances in 4K can be arranged for a fee via

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