San Francisco to New York City by bicycle


In early 2019 I came up with the probably weird idea to ride my bike from San Francisco to New York City.

The trip, which started April 28th, 2019 in San Francisco, was about 4300 miles (6900 km) long and came with a challenge of 210.000 feet in elevation gain. It took roughly 60 days to complete the full journey.

The first part of the trip – roughly 3000 miles from San Francisco to Lexington, Kentucky – I did by myself. In Lexington, my son Tim then joined me in June 2019 on his bike for the remainder to New York City. That was another 1000 miles.

You can find more infos about the trip itself on the Trip page.

While on the trip, I did my best to update this site with a blog post every day and push those updates to my Twitter account, too, once I had embarked on the journey. You can read all the daily blog posts on the Posts page.

In search of the American Dream and curious to see what’s I would find out there, I left San Francisco on my bike on April 28th, 2019.

It was an epic trip!

Björn Goerke

12 thoughts on “ SF2NYC ”

  1. Wow!! This truly is taking the pleasure of living life when you can!!! Amazing idea – Wish you a splendid and a safe one Björn ……. as ever… a rock solid inspiration.. so glad to have met you in Life! Thank you…

  2. I’ve followed with rapt attention since the start of your epic journey – seeing places that many Americans won’t see in their lifetimes. Hopefully, I’ve been able to offer some helpful things, but just really happy you’ve decided to share this with all of us 😎👍

  3. Nice one. Maybe it will end in more than a blog. Who knows👍
    I feel like your doing the right thing and it helped me to get up and also add sports to my week🙂 thanks for that and keep rolling

  4. Congratulations Björn. A great journey and a fantastic inspiration. I invite you to join me in one of the multistage Trail Runs across the alps. Keep going.

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