#TeamRidesForHope 1st Annual Bike Across U.S.A.


Fox Denver, CO news story: November Hero of the Month: On a mission to prevent suicide

NBC Salt Lake City, UT news story: ‘I Didn’t Have a Good Outlook’ Says Man Riding Bike Cross Country To Raise Awareness For Suicide Prevention 

CBS Denver, CO news story: Marine Corps Veteran Bikes 3,800 Miles For Suicide Prevention 

Fox St. Louis, MO news story: Man Biking Across Country To Raise Suicide Awareness Stops In St. Louis  

NBC Kansas City, MO news story: Man bikes across the country to raise awareness on suicide, depression 

Bicycling.com story: Former Marine Rides Across the U.S. to Get Vets Talking About Mental Health DENNY YING HAD NEVER RIDDEN A BIKE BEFORE—NOW HE’S CYCLING OVER 3,500 MILES FOR A CAUSE CLOSE TO HIS HEART. 

Fox Indianapolis, IN story: Retired Marine cycling cross country for suicide awareness makes Indy pit stop 

NBC Indianapolis, IN story: Marine veteran rides across country to inspire, educate others 

Fox St Louis, MO story: Man biking across country to raise suicide awareness, stops in St. Louis 

NBC Kansas City, MO story: Riding for Suicide Awareness 

USA Today Network Richmond, IN story: Cross-country cyclist raises awareness of mental health issues, suicide 

Sky-Hi news story: ‘Just Keep Pedaling:’ Biker rides coast to coast to help end stigma surrounding mental health and suicide 

Grand Gazette news story: Raising Awareness and Finding a Purpose: An Interview with Denny Ying 

For updates: www.facebook.com/TeamRidesForHope 


The mission is to inspire, educate and empower people affected by mental health struggles and suicide.

With mental health struggles, many people think the only way out is to end it. The Team hopes to show the world what may be possible with mental health struggles and suicide. Not only we will survive, but we will also rise and thrive.

70+ days from San Francisco to Times Square
$150 for a set of tires
$165 for a set of waterproof panniers
$100 for bicycle maintenance
$150 for cold weather gear
$130 supplements
$70 for a safe place to rest at night
$15 for a healthy nutritious meal


From not having a bicycle to cycling 1,300+ mile cross-country from Denver, CO to Chicago, IL in six weeks to raise awareness to end suicide. On Memorial Sunday, 2018, I was struggling mentally and was in a very bad place in my life. I was stuck in life. I had so many doubts and was questioning all of my major life decisions. I knew that I need a significant change that will change the entire trajectory of my life. I made a BOLD decision to do something that I would never do in a million years. I made a BOLD decision to buy a bicycle to pedal 1,300+ miles cross-country from Denver, CO to Chicago, IL and to push myself way out of the comfort zone and do something I would probably never do in my life otherwise. I have learned that we can do more than we realize. I have learned to be kinder to myself and to others. This started off as my story and has evolved into a movement.


I am pedaling from San Francisco, CA to Times Square, NY to promote hope and inspiration for life and to raise awareness for mental health struggles and suicide. Here is an invitation from us to you. If you know of anyone who is struggling or would love to learn more about our work to end suicide, please DO share. We would love to have you or to have a part of our movement. We would also love to have you or them to ride with us as a challenge rider for a segment or segments.

When you make a donation, please include your city and state. Thank you for sharing the work of #TeamRideForLife and your generous donations.

Click to JOIN my fundraising team. Thank you for your support!!!


  • Mary Edwards 
    • $50 
    • 45 mos
  • Dennis DAmico 
    • $25 
    • 46 mos
  • Patty Gore 
    • $50 
    • 46 mos
  • Rebekah and Matt Hamner/Eng 
    • $300 
    • 46 mos
  • Alexis Ricco 
    • $50 
    • 46 mos
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Denny Ying 
Sacramento, CA