On the bucket list of high adventure, a self supported bike ride across America has to be among the top of the list. For most it will remain an unreachable dream. For a crew of seven scouts from Carrboro’s Boy Scout Troop 845, on June 15 that dream becomes a reality.

Following the most famous and scenic of bike routes, the high schoolers will dip their rear wheel at the shores edge in Florence Oregon and head out on the Trans America Trail. Averaging just under 70 miles a day on their 66 day journey, the crew will traverse the backroads of some of the most scenic landscape the country has to offer. The Cascades. Snake River. Yellowstone. The Grand Tetons. Breckenridge. Hoosier Pass. Royal Gorge. The Ozarks and Appalachians. The list goes on...

It’s been said that you will learn more about America by cycling across it than you will in the rest of your lifetime. There’s no doubt these scouts will also learn a lot about themselves along the way.