The Full Ride Adventure Project

$9,000 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 96 people in 43 months

THE FULL RIDE: Three motorcyclists from New Jersey on a 25,000-mile expedition throughout North America in April 2015 - while documenting the entire journey

Our GoFundMe campaign will help finance, document, and share this 25,000-mile-long epic adventure to completion. With your contribution we will be able to experience and capture North America's beauty, diversity, and its people as it has never been seen before, and you will get to know us by being a part of the most challenging and uplifting quest in the lives of four friends. Supporters will receive tales from the road shared along the way in the form of blog stories, photos, videos and more on our website  www.fullrideadventure.com and  www.facebook.com/thefullride. Footage of this momentous journey will be made into a documentary film to be produced in 2016.


We are, at the core, three hard-working guys trying to turn our dream into reality. We have been saving, outfitting, and preparing for this challenge for the past two years, but we still need your help. 


THE FULL RIDE started as a lifelong aspiration of Avery Starkey to see the continent on his motorcycle in a test of endurance few have ever faced. After two of his closest friends - Tom Solymosi and Brad Franssen - wanted to share in the expedition, Avery's vision began to turn into a reality. Over the next two years dozens of maps were drawn, hundreds of points plotted, and after countless hours of careful planning, the itinerary was finalized and a departure date of April 15th, 2015 was set.


Our course leads us from New Jersey on a rambling campsite route to the furthest northeastern, southeastern, southwestern and northwestern-most points in the continental United States; crossing into Mexico, through 3 Canadian Provinces, all the way into the Arctic Ocean and back, bridging 49 states in the process - 25,000 miles in 4 months.

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Hello Full Riders!

We know it had been way too long since we have reached out, but we are currently releasing our official movie trailer! All three of us have had some expected and unexpected life changes that have made this project so much more than we had originally anticipated. We've been running all around the country trying to live, thrive, and survive, but we have not forgotten about you, even if it seems like we did. Tom, Brad and I are very happy to share this new trailer for the film which will be released this summer of 2018. Thank you so much for all of your love and support. The trailer can be found here. A link is also attached on our website www.fullrideadventure.com

Please share our website and this trailer with anyone you think may be interested in our story, and thank you again for all of your generosity. We may have done it but all of you made it happen.
The Full Ride Official Trailer
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Greetings to you all, Full Riders! We have successfully completed our trip- to all 49 U.S. States and then some, with over 26,000 miles traveled in all! We filmed and captured as much of our adventure as we could, and we can't wait to share a feature length documentary film in the coming year. We also took tons of photos, as you all have seen. And we are fortunate enough to be able to share them with you all as Tom and Avery will be doing a presentation and photo-slide show this Friday night...

The Bernardsville Public Library presents “The Full Ride: Tales from the Road,” a free evening program beginning at 7:00 PM on Friday, October 2, 2015.

We hope any of you supporters in the area can attend. Thank you so much for all of your donations and support, we could not have done it without you. Please stay tuned for more updates on our upcoming documentary film. Thank you again! Sincerely, Los Tres
A friend we met in British Columbia.
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HEY Full Riders! We have made it back to the lower 48! We hope you have been following and enjoying our updates through Facebook page www.facebook.com/thefullride, Instagram and our website www.fullrideadventure.com. Our expedition has inspired us with the most magical experiences of our lives, and we are so grateful to all of our supporters who helped make it happen. If you haven't yet read Brad's blog post "I Left My Heart (and a bunch of parts) in San Fransisco" you should http://www.fullrideadventure.com/tales-from-the-road/i-left-my-heart-and-a-bunch-of-parts-in-san-francisco! Our trip has changed us immensely and now our gang is down to 2 members, Tom and Avery. Brad is still with us in spirit (as is James B), but as he goes on to begin his new life, Los Dos continue on to our 10 remaining states in the Northeast U.S. We want to sincerely thank all of our donors for their support and positive energy as we near the end of the most incredible adventure of our lives. We have each had a truly awakening experience out on the road and will be forever changed by its magic and the angels who touched our lives along the way. You all have been such a big part of our journey, and we are humbled to have such a wonderful community of supporters. Please stay tuned for more information on our upcoming documentary, and check in on our website to view more galleries and read our upcoming blog entries.
Sincerely,
The Full Ride
Los Tres on the Dalton Highway, Alaska
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Greetings, Full Riders! If you have been out of the loop, or have had as unfortunately terrible internet access as we have, you may not know that we have made it to Alaska! We have ridden nearly 2000 miles through Canada and eastern Alaska to our temporary home at Billie's Backpacker Hostel in Fairbanks, AK. We are safe and taking a day or two to recollect ourselves after all of our foreign affairs, welding repairs and split hairs. We are waiting on a rear tire for Avery's Shadow to arrive hopefully by Friday, the 10th, and we will be making the "big push" north to Prudhoe Bay, and the town of Deadhorse, AK, which is the northernmost outpost accessible by road in North America, as well as the Northwestern-most point in the USA! It is at the very end of the all-gravel and dirt "Haul Road," the Dalton Highway, 500 miles north of Fairbanks. It could take us anywhere from four to ten days to push ourselves and our "extremely reliable" motorcycles to the edge of the Arctic Ocean and back. Please wish us good luck, we need every bit we can get as we will be nearly 400 miles north of the Arctic Circle in the last true frontier of the USA. We have had no easy time in the months leading to here, but with a new resolve and 24 hours of sunshine to light our way, we hope to inform you all in a week or so of our safe return to "civilization." Thank you all for your support thus far, we appreciate it so much more than we can express. Until next time, ride safe!
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Jean Leigh
5 months ago
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What a fabulous trailer. The "three went out, two came home" makes it look like someone died. I can't wait to see it finished. Lots of love to you guys for this great effort.

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Emerson Campos
33 months ago

Wow, I wished I could also travel my lovely Philippines with a motorbike.

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Jane OConnor
5 months ago

Go Riders go!

DL
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Douglas H. Lawrence
5 months ago

Awesome!!!!

AP
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Amaru Pareja
5 months ago

Love you guys! Hope all is well. Can't wait to see the film!

JL
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Jean Leigh
32 months ago

Your project is so cool, and I am happy to support it.

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Anonymous
34 months ago
$55
William Ussery
34 months ago

I am impressed, as if that mattered.

Jean Leigh
5 months ago
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What a fabulous trailer. The "three went out, two came home" makes it look like someone died. I can't wait to see it finished. Lots of love to you guys for this great effort.

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Emerson Campos
33 months ago

Wow, I wished I could also travel my lovely Philippines with a motorbike.

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