Stan’s Penny Ante Bike Ride Across America

During the pandemic, Stan Colson (aka author Douglas Quinn) decided to ride across America on his SlimCycle stationary bike. He rode 2,700 miles from Elizabeth City, North Carolina, to Los Angeles, California. Now he is returning by biking 2,800 miles home, raising money along the way for our school. Stan says the journey will take him approximately 18 months (he rides 5 miles a day) and is asking of a pledge of only 1 penny per mile.

I feel we should pay the pledge forward and give him motivation to keep going. This will benefit our school as well. Or you may contact and confirm your pledge with Stan at

Thank you for supporting his efforts to help the children! The money raised will go towards our 6th grade book and school stationery requirements.